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Advanced, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse

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Research Triangle Institute
North Carolina


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This project will develop and demonstrate a single hybrid system for industrial wastewater treatment and reuse that combines two known processes - forward osmosis and membrane distillation. This system will use waste heat to treat a wide variety of waste streams at manufacturing facilities. The process will reuse more than 50% of the facilities’ wastewater, decrease wastewater discharge, and recover significant amounts of industrial waste heat.