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Development and Characterization of Chemical Resistant Water Separation Composite Membranes by Using Impermeable Polymer Matrix

Abstract Water recovery from impaired sources, such as reclaimed wastewater, brackish groundwater, and ocean water, is imperative as freshwater resources are under great pressure. Complete reuse of urine wastewater is also necessary to sustain life on space exploration missions of greater than one year’s duration. Currently, the Water Recovery System (WRS) used on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shuttles recovers only 70% of generated wastewater.1 Current osmotic processes show high capability to increase water recovery from wastewater. However, commercial reverse osmosis (RO) membranes rapidly degrade when exposed to pretreated urine-containing wastewater. Also, non-ionic small molecules substances (i.e., urea) are very poo... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Khosravi, Afsaneh Khosravi (Author) / Lind, Mary Laura (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore (Committee member) / Green, Matthew (Committee member) / Lin, Jerry (Committee member) / Seo, Don (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Water resources management / Chemical resistance / Composite / Membrane / Mixed matrix membrane / Water treatment
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 146 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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