MemEOL Test

From Desal Wiki

This membrane end-of-life (MemEOL) tool is aimed at promoting better practices in the desalination industry by helping users identify and select the optimum end-of-life option for their used reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. This dynamic and interactive educational tool uses inputs on membrane condition and the relative importance of a number of key criteria to provide recommendation and further information about available end-of-life options.

As user feedback is obtained, and more available end-of-life options are identified and characterised, this tool will become a powerful source of information for membrane users. Ultimately, this tool will include a membrane reuse database, which will allow users to find and contact groups with surplus membrane supplies, thus promoting and simplifying direct membrane reuse. This tool has a significant focus on the Australian desalination industry, but the primary information is highly applicable to countries around the world. Additionally, as the data sources for this tool are not case specific, it should only be considered an educational tool aimed at providing preliminary recommendations to users.

Do you suspect there is any physical damage to the membranes?

Please provide the following information about your membrane:

Please order the following criteria in the order of importance for your project (drag and drop):

  • Minimal Financial Impact
  • Low Project Complexity
  • Minimal Environmental Impact
  • Minimal Landfill Impact
  • Positive Public Perception
Rank from most important to least important.

Based on information provided:

Permeability (L/m²/h/bar)NaCl Rejection (%)
Original Performance - data from supplier website
Current Performance - based on supplied inputs

Based on your inputs, the optimum end-of-life scenario for your used membrane is:

A suitable alternative is:

The information and recommendations provided in this tool are based solely on the limited inputs provided by the users. As a result, any recommendations automatically created by the tool have to be carefully considered before potential implementations. UNSW Australia and the authors of this tool will not liable for any loss of warranty or damage to equipment and membranes resulting from the recommendations provided here.

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