Title

Treatment performance of oily wastewater using ceramic membranes

Presenter Information

Francisco das Chagas Silva Neto

Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Research Advisor

Al-Dahhan, Muthanna H.

Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Funding Source

Molecular Filtration, Inc™

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the oily wastewater treatment performance of inorganic membranes. An inorganic membrane is a porous fine ceramic filter, which is sintered from Alumina or Titania, Zirconia oxide under ultra-high temperature. The macro porous support ensures the mechanical resistance while the active layer allows for the separation. Based on the pore size a category is set, ranging from microfiltration, ultrafiltration and even nanofiltration. To study its performance, we have investigated the effects of transmembrane pressure, cross flow velocity and feed temperature. This system could easily produce permeate with oil and grease content that meets the National Discharge Standard. However, the point of this research is to obtain the maximum permeate flow and the best effluent quality by high permeation flux at low operational costs.

Biography

Francisco das Chagas Silva Neto is an international transfer student from Brazil sponsored by the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program to study two semesters at Missouri S&T for Chemical Engineering. He is a Petroleum and Gas technician graduated from the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte. He evaluated the bioremediation of oil samples from Canto do Amaro Oil Field in Rio Grande do Norte - Brazil by isolation and identification of bacterial cultures from June 2013 to August 2014 and lately has been using oily wastewater samples to evaluate treatment performance of ceramic membranes.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Award

Engineering poster session, Third place

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Treatment performance of oily wastewater using ceramic membranes

Upper Atrium/Hallway

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the oily wastewater treatment performance of inorganic membranes. An inorganic membrane is a porous fine ceramic filter, which is sintered from Alumina or Titania, Zirconia oxide under ultra-high temperature. The macro porous support ensures the mechanical resistance while the active layer allows for the separation. Based on the pore size a category is set, ranging from microfiltration, ultrafiltration and even nanofiltration. To study its performance, we have investigated the effects of transmembrane pressure, cross flow velocity and feed temperature. This system could easily produce permeate with oil and grease content that meets the National Discharge Standard. However, the point of this research is to obtain the maximum permeate flow and the best effluent quality by high permeation flux at low operational costs.