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Mn oxide coated catalytic membranes for a hybrid ozonation–membrane filtration: Comparison of Ti, Fe and Mn oxide coated membranes for water quality

Byun, S., Davies, S.H., Alpatova, A.L., Corneal, L.M., Baumann, M.J., Tarabara, V.V., Masten, S.J.
Water research 2011 v.45 no.1 pp. 163-170
carbon, ceramics, coatings, haloacetic acids, hybrids, iron, iron oxides, lakes, manganese, manganese oxides, nanoparticles, organic matter, ozone, titanium, ultrafiltration, water quality
In this study the performance of catalytic membranes in a hybrid ozonation–ceramic membrane filtration system was investigated. The catalytic membranes were produced by coating commercial ceramic ultrafiltration membranes with manganese or iron oxide nanoparticles using a layer-by-layer self-assembly technique. A commercial membrane with a titanium oxide filtration layer was also evaluated. The performance of the coated and uncoated membranes was evaluated using water from a borderline eutrophic lake. The permeate flux and removal of the organic matter was found to depend on the type of the metal oxide present on the membrane surface. The performance of the manganese oxide coated membrane was superior to that of the other membranes tested, showing the fastest recovery in permeate flux when ozone was applied and the greatest reduction in the total organic carbon (TOC) in the permeate. The removal of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs) precursors using the membrane coated 20 times with manganese oxide nanoparticles was significantly better than that for the membranes coated with 30 or 40 times with manganese oxide nanoparticles or 40 times with iron oxide nanoparticles.