Forward Progress in Reducing Oily-Wastewater: A Forward Osmosis, Small-scale Pilot at a Metal Fabricator

Dan Marsch

Research output: Other contribution

Abstract

Forward osmosis is the natural diffusion of water through a semi-permeable membrane from a solution of a lower solute concentration to a solution with a higher solute concentration. Taking advantage of this natural process, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) research staff successfully reduced volumes of three (3) common water-based industrial process waste streams at a small metal fabricator. Instead of conventional energy-intensive alternatives, researchers employed fledgling forward osmosis technology, using chemistry instead of energy to remove water from common process fluids.
Original languageEnglish (US)
TypeFactsheet
PublisherIllinois Sustainable Technology Center
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
StatePublished - May 2013

Publication series

NameTN Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center)
No.TN13-103

Keywords

  • Pollution prevention -- Illinois -- Case studies
  • Metal fabrication -- Environmental aspects -- Illinois -- Case studies
  • Forward osmosis -- Case studies
  • Water -- Purification -- Case studies

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