A submerged membrane-ion-exchange hybrid process for boron removal

Yilmaz I. , Kabay N. , BRJYAK M., Yüksel M., WOLSKA J., KOLTUNIEWICZ A.

DESALINATION, vol.198, pp.310-315, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 198
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.desal.2006.01.031
  • Title of Journal : DESALINATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-315


The studies focused on evaluation of a sorption membrane hybrid process using N-methyl glucamine chelating resins for boron sorption and submerged microfiltration membrane for removal of resin-boron complexes. Hollow fiber polypropylene membranes with 0.4 mu m pores were used as filtration material. Boron sorption kinetics were determined for two kinds of resins: ground Diaion CRB02 (Mitsubishi) and Dowex XUS 43594.00 (Dow Chemical). The first resin sorbed boron much faster that the latter: the Diaion resin needed 5 min while the Dowex. resin took 30 min to decrease the boron concentration to half the initial concentration. For the tests carried out in the sorption-membrane system, it was shown that the process reached its steady-state condition after 1 h.