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Title: Techno-economic analysis of combining forward osmosis-reverse osmosis and anaerobic membrane bioreactor technologies for municipal wastewater treatment and water production
Author: Vinardell Cruañas, Sergi
Astals Garcia, Sergi
Mata Álvarez, Joan
Dosta Parras, Joan
Keywords: Osmosi
Digestió anaeròbia
Depuració d'aigües residuals
Anaerobic digestion
Purification of sewage
Issue Date: 11-Nov-2019
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: The economic feasibility of combining forward osmosis (FO), reverse osmosis (RO) and anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) technologies for municipal wastewater treatment with energy and water production was analysed. FO was used to pre-concentrate the AnMBR influent, RO for draw solution regeneration and water production, and AnMBR for wastewater treatment and energy production. The minimum wastewater treatment cost was estimated at 0.81 ¿ m-3, achieved when limiting the FO recovery to 50% in a closed-loop scheme, however, the cost increased to 1.01 and 1.27 ¿ m-3 for FO recoveries of 80% and 90%, respectively. The fresh water production cost was estimated at 0.80 and 1.16 ¿ m-3 for an open-loop scheme maximising water production and a closed-loop scheme, respectively. The low FO membrane fluxes were identified as a limiting factor and a sensitivity analysis revealed that FO membrane fluxes of 10 LMH would significantly improve the competitiveness of FO-RO+AnMBR technology.
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It is part of: Bioresource Technology, 2019, vol. 297, p. 122395
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ISSN: 0960-8524
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