NWRI funding prompts membrane research

Membrane water and wastewater treatment features prominently in the research project progress reports from graduate students who received funding for the US National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Fellowship Program for the academic year 2011-2012.

The report summaries have been made available for download by NWRI.

Among the updates are those for research on:

  • Evaluation of Coal Derived Organic Fouling of Desalination Membranes by Coalbed Methane Produced Water
  • Nitrate and Phosphorous Removal from Waste Streams Using a Microalgae-Based Membrane Bioreactor with Improved Anti-Fouling Design
  • Biofouling of Forward Osmosis Membranes: Mechanisms and Fouling Control
  • Nanocomposite Polymeric Membranes for Enhanced Water and Energy Production in Membrane-Based Separation Processes
  • Water Desalination by Reverse Osmosis with Nanostructured Polymers.