Ammonia removal from wastewater streams through membrane contactors: Experimental and theoretical analysis of operation parameters and configuration

Hasanoglu A. M., Romero J., Perez B., Plaza A.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, vol.160, no.2, pp.530-537, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 160 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cej.2010.03.064
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.530-537
  • Keywords: Ammonia removal, Hollow fiber, Membrane contactor, Mass transfer, HOLLOW-FIBER MEMBRANES, MASS-TRANSFER, STRIPPING PROCESS, ABSORPTION, MODULES, PVDF
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Ammonia removal from water was studied through hydrophobic hollow fiber and flat sheet membrane contactors. These hydrophobic membrane contactors were used to separate the water stream to be treated and a receiving solution. A diluted solution of sulfuric acid was used as a receiving solution to accelerate the removal of ammonia by means of a reaction converting the ammonia into ammonium sulfate ((NH4)(2)SO4), which could be recovered as a by-product [1-3].