Study of Using Microfiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membrane Technologies for Reclaiming Cooling Water in the Power Industry
Authors: Li, J; Xu, Z. Y; An, H. G; Liu, L. Q
Source: Water Environment Research, Volume 79, Number 7, July 2007 , pp. 753-758(6)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:A study of using dual membrane technologies, microfiltration (MF) and reverse osmosis (RO), for reclaiming blowdown of the cooling tower was conducted at ZJK power plant, Hebei province, China. The study shows that the combined MF-RO system can effectively reduce water consumption in the power industry.
The results indicate that MF process is capable of producing a filtrate suitable for RO treatment and achieving a silt density index (SDI) less than 2, turbidity of 0.2 NTU. The water quality of RO effluent is very good with an average conductivity of about 40 μs/cm and rejection of 98%. The product water is suitable for injection into the cooling tower to counteract with cooling water intrusion.
After adopting this system, water-saving effectiveness as expressed in terms of cycles of concentration could be increased from 2.5–2.8 times to 5 times.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2007
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