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RECORD NUMBER: 39 OF 106
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|Main Title||Evaluation of Membrane Performance and Fouling by Pyrolysis-GC/MS.|
|Author||Speth, T. F. ; Fromme, W. R. ; Summers, R. S. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.|
|Additional Subjects||Pyrolysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Membranes ; Reprints ; Filtration ; Dissolved solids ; Organic carbon ; Feed water ; Fouling ; Cellulose acetates ; Biopolymers ; Proteins ; Polysaccharides ; Biopolymers ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Nanofiltration ; Polyhydroxyaromatics ; Aminosugars|
Pyrolysis-GC/MS is used to evaluate the organic foulants found on two types of membranes for three natural waters. Polyamide and cellulose acetate membranes are used. Waters from Manatee Lake, Harsha Lake, and the Ohio River are used as feed waters. The pyrolysis fragments are classified into four biopolymer groups: polysaccharides, proteins, polyhydroxyaromatics, and aminosugars. The results suggest that polysaccharides preferentially associate with the cellulose acetate membrane. Both polysaccharides and proteins associate with the polyamide membrane.