Removal of pesticides and other organic micropollutants with membrane filtration

J. A M H Hofman, H. M. Noij Th., J. C. Schippers

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-139
Number of pages11
JournalWater Supply
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993


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