|About this Abstract
||Part C-2: Gordon Ritcey Symposium: Advances in Hydrometallurgical Solution Purification Separations
||Extraction of Clean Water from Contaminated Effluents by Forward Osmosis
||Georgios Kolliopoulos, Vladimiros G. Papangelakis
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Water is a critical commodity of our generation and a key compound for the chemical and mining industry. Sustainable industrial development is directly associated with the ability to recover clean water from contaminated sources. Forward Osmosis (FO) is a low-energy footprint membrane process allowing the recovery of clean water from high salinity effluent streams. In FO, water is recovered spontaneously into a concentrated draw solution (CDS). Energy is required to separate the recovered water from the resulting dilute draw solution (DDS). In the current work, the fundamentals of the FO process and the various aspects affecting its performance are discussed. An in-depth energy and cost analysis of FO is presented and the outcome is compared to conventional water recovery processes.
||Planned: At-meeting proceedings