Metal membranes for drinking water treatment

Tor Ove Leiknes*, Håvard Myklebust, Hallvard Ødegaard

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Drinking water sources in Norway are characterized by high concentrations of natural organic matter, low pH, low alkalinity and low turbidity. The removal of natural organic matter is therefore in many cases a general requirement in producing potable water. Drinking water treatment plants are commonly designed with coagulation direct filtration, or with nanofiltration spiral-wound membrane processes. This study investigates the feasibility and potential of using inorganic metal microfiltration membranes in a submerged membrane configuration with coagulation pretreatment for drinking water production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalMembrane Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Environmental Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Food Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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