Membrane fouling and fouling mitigation in oil–water separation: A review

Sutrisna, Putu Doddy and Kurnia, Kiki Adi and Siagian, Utjok W.R. and Ismadji, Suryadi and Wenten, I Gede (2022) Membrane fouling and fouling mitigation in oil–water separation: A review. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 10 (3). p. 107532. ISSN 2213-3437

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Oil–in–water emulsion separation is a challenging separation process in industries due to the large volumes of emulsified oil produced. Membrane technology has become more important in emulsified oil treatment due to its high separation efficiency and straightforward operational procedure. Up to now, microfiltration and ultrafiltration are the most utilized membrane processes for oil-in-water emulsion separation. However, the membrane for emulsified oil deals with several problems. The presence of flexible oil droplets creates a fouling tendency as well as a reduction in the overall rejection of the membrane. These phenomena have attracted researchers to develop antifouling strategies for membranes, including membrane materials engineering and membrane operational management. This review highlights the current progression of membrane used for oil-water separation started from membrane materials perspectives, followed by the discussion on fouling and fouling mitigation during oil-water separation. The review is concluded by future perspectives of membrane technology for oil-water separation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil-in-water emulsion; Membrane; Fouling; Fouling mitigation
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Putu Doddy S, 61107 - 200042
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2022 05:15
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 08:56

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