Membrane fouling mitigation: Membrane cleaning

Justin Chun Te Lin, Duu Jong Lee*, Ch-Hpin Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Fouling is an inevitable hurdle limiting flux and performance of membrane processes. This paper reviewed the literature studies on physical cleaning methods and chemical cleaning and commented on the indices for cleaning efficiencies therein used in literature works.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-872
Number of pages15
JournalSeparation Science and Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Cleaning
  • Fouling
  • Removability
  • Resistance
  • Reversibility


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