Membrane filtration is a promising technique to remove pesticides and other micropollutants from water. The retention of the compounds depends on their nature and is strongly influenced by the applied membrane material, and the overall composition of the raw water and the process conditions. In this paper the first preliminary experiments with a pilot-plant for the removal of pesticides are presented. The rejection of six pesticides are compared for four different nanofiltration membranes under similar conditions. Large differences between the membranes were found. Mass balances indicated that no significant adsorption of the pesticides occured.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1993|