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Impact of test cell induced damage on membrane selectivity

PUBLISHED June 19, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2306p6689077)



Dwani Venkataswamy Gowda1
  1. University of Ghent

Conference / event

15th anniversary BMG & Membrane Symposium, October 2022 (Ghent, Belgium)

Poster summary

An intact RO membrane is expected to achieve an LRV > 6 for pathogenic surrogates. But prior research indicates that defects in the active layer and, mechanical failure in the membrane module can compromise the performance of full-scale RO systems, leading to breakthroughs. However, there have been no studies on microbial passage in couponscale testing systems for highly selective RO membrane characterization on a laboratory scale.


Reverse osmosis, Membrane integrity, Lab-scale, Natural virus

Research areas

Environmental Sciences


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  1. FWO (No. G0D5119N)

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Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Creative Commons license
Copyright © 2023 Venkataswamy Gowda. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Venkataswamy Gowda, D. Impact of test cell induced damage on membrane selectivity [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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