Life Cycle Comparison of Membrane Capacitive Deionization and Reverse Osmosis Membrane for Textile Wastewater Treatment

Cetinkaya A. Y. , Bilgili L.

WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, cilt.230, sa.7, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 230 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11270-019-4203-0


The reduced natural water sources on the one hand and the large amount of wastewater produced by the textile industry on the other hand lead to the requirement of an effective reuse of textile wastewater. In this study, the treatment of textile wastewater by the reverse osmosis membrane system and membrane capacitive deionization (MCDI) system has been investigated to improve the quality and the recovery rate of the effluent for reclamation. The maximum chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency obtained at 10bar was 96.3% for BW30 reverse osmosis membrane. Diversified operating conditions, including working voltage and flow rate, were investigated systematically in the MCDI system which is an effective water purification technology. According to the obtained experimental results, the COD removal efficiency was thoroughly increased by rising the working voltage (from 0.2 to 1.2V) and the flow rate (from 5 to 17.5ml/min). The flow rate and the working voltage at which the COD from textile wastewater removal ratio was the highest were 10ml/min and 1.2V, respectively. A life cycle approach has also been implemented for the comparison of environmental impact assessment of the two desalination systems. In this study, a life cycle approach has been implemented for the comparison of environmental friendly impact assessment of the two desalination systems. It is concluded that MCDI system is much more environmental friendlier with 5641 times less values for damage assessment categories, on average.