Treatment of synthetic oily wastewaters by coagulation - mf hybrid process using mullite - alumina ceramic membranes

Mohsen Abbasi1, Aboozar Taheri2

1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Petroleum, Gas and Petrochemical Engineering, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75169, Iran
2 Department of Chemistry, Lamerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lamerd, Iran


In this research, effects of in-line coagulation on permeation flux (PF), flux reduction (FR) and total organic compound rejection (TOC R) of synthesized mullite-allumina MF ceramic membrane (with 50 wt % alumina content) during treatment of synthetic oily wastewater in were investigated. Four coagulants ((ferrous chloride (FeCl2.4H2O), ferrous sulphate (FeSO4.7H2O), aluminum chloride (AlCl3.6H2O) and aluminum sulphate (Al2(SO4)3.18H2O)) plus equal concentration of slaked lime in form of calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) were examined in the coagulation MF hybrid process at different concentrations (0, 50, 100 and 200 ppm). At the best condition (200 ppm of ferrous sulphate plus slaked lime), PF increased from 118.32 to 212.55 (L m-2 h-1), FR decreased from 58.5 % to 17.82 % and TOC R increased from 89.6 % to 92.5%.


ceramic membranes; coagulation; hybrid process; microfiltration (MF); synthetic oily wastewater treatment

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