Removal of organic matter and heavy metals of low concentration from wastewater via micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration: An overview

F. Li, Xiangdong Li, J. D. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Y. Liu

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As a new and effective means of wastewater treatment, the micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) has been extensively studied. In this paper, MEUF was introduced from the aspects of theory basis, ultrafiltration membranes, and surfactants. Additionally, the latest research achievements in removing organic matter and heavy ions, its application in actual wastewater, and the characterization parameters of MEUF were introduced and summarized. Then, influences and mechanisms of the primary operation parameters, including surfactant concentration, pH, electrolytes, and transmembrane pressure on the performance of the MEUF process were analyzed. Finally, existing problems in the MEUF process were identified and developmental trends were predicted.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012077
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Energy Engineering and Environmental Protection, EEEP 2016 - Sanya, China
Duration: 21 Nov 201623 Nov 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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