Ultrafiltration of lake water for potable water production

M. M. Clark*, K. S. Heneghan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Ultrafiltration with coagulation or powdered activated carbon pretreatment is used to treat water from a public water supply. While UF without pretreatment is effective in removing turbidity, pretreatment prior to UF greatly enhances the removal of natural organic matter and trihalomethane precursors. Short-term flux loss can be minimized with backflushing, while long-term irreversible fouling seems to be affected most by the type of membrane polymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-249
Number of pages7
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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