Membrane distillation - A new approach for treating waste water in nano-electronics industries

Imtisal-e-Noor*, Andrew Martin, Olli Dahl

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Abstract

In this study, a novel industrial application of membrane distillation (MD) is presented for waste water treatment in the nano-electronics industries. Previously reported performance of a semi-commercial Air Gap Membrane Distillation (AGMD) module is employed to evaluate the system operation in the terms of thermal energy analysis. To comply with thermal power demand in the MD systems, different integration possibilities between the MD unit and waste heat sources namely condenser outlet water from heat recovery chiller, process cooling water exhaust from manufacturing tools and hot air from Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) abatement combustion system are identified. Along with the technical assessment, this feasibility study has also involved the economic evaluation of the industrial waste heat integrated MD systems including unit water treatment cost. Results show the techno-economic viability of the proposed MD system integrated with industrial waste heat sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECOS 2018 - Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
PublisherUniversity of Minho
ISBN (Electronic)978-972-99596-4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 17 Jun 201821 Jun 2018
Conference number: 31

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
Abbreviated titleECOS
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period17/06/201821/06/2018

Keywords

  • Energy analysis
  • Industrial waste heat
  • Membrane distillation
  • Nano-electronics
  • Techno-economic
  • Waste water

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