Pilot Study of Brackish Water Treatment using Dual Stage Nanofi ltration for Domestic Use in Thu Bon Basin, Vietnam

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Water supply and Sanitation Faculty of Environmental Engineering National University of Civil Engineering Hanoi, Vietnam

2 Faculty of Environment and Chemical Technology Duy Tan University Da Nang, Vietnam


Due to the impact of climate change, the process of salinity intrusion occurs frequently in coastal areas of Vietnam. The main objective of this study is therefore to try diff erent nanofi ltration (NF) processes (such as single-stage and dual-stage NF) to treat brackish water for residential areas in Thu Bon river basin, where the salinity varies signifi cant with seasons. Results have shown that during the rainy season, the salinity was less than 8.5‰, so the single stage NF worked perfectly. When season changes from rainy season to dry season, the river’s salinity increases up to 17.5‰, application of dual NF is most appropriate. This dual NF process not only guarantees the effl uent quality to meet National Technical Regulation, but also off ers reasonable energy cost and fi nally can prolong the membrane lifespan.

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Pilot Study of Brackish Water Treatment using Dual Stage Nanofi ltration for Domestic Use in Thu Bon Basin, Vietnam


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Volume 4, Issue 2
April 2018
Pages 69-73
  • Receive Date: 06 July 2017
  • Revise Date: 30 August 2017
  • Accept Date: 31 August 2017
  • First Publish Date: 01 April 2018