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Membrane Water Treatment
  Volume 3, Number 3, July 2012 , pages 181-200

Progresses in membrane and advanced oxidation processes for water treatment
Khulbe K.C., Feng C.Y., Matsuura T. and Ismail A.F.

    At present water crisis is not an issue of scarcity, but of access. There is a growing recognition of the need for increased access to clean water (drinkable, agricultural, industrial use). An encouraging number of innovative technologies, systems, components, processes are emerging for water-treatment, including new filtration and disinfectant technologies, and removal of organics from water. In the past decade many methods have been developed. The most important membrane-based water technologies include reverse osmosis (RO), ultrafiltration (UF), microfiltration (MF), and nanofiltration. Beside membrane based water-treatment processes, other techniques such as advanced oxidation process (AOP) have also been developed. Some unconventional water treatment technology such as magnetic treatment is also being developed.
Key Words
    water treatment methods; waste-water; membranes for water treatment; advanced oxidation process (AOP); nanoparticles; pollutants
Khulbe K.C.*, Feng C.Y.and Matsuura T. : Industrial Membrane Research Institute, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, University of Ottawa, On., K1N 6N5, Canada
Ismail A.F.: Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

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