Forward Osmosis with Reverse Osmosis or Membrane Distillation to concentrate fouling feed streams

Welcome to our project

An international consortium applying
FO-RO and FO-MD for highly fouling feed stream. 

May 2016-October 2018

For environmental sustainable concentration processes for industry, higher energy efficiency and saving costs. 

In ComFORMD we design, construct and test FO-RO and FO-MD pilot systems for feed stream treatment on site. Feed streams are from a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WBL) and a landfill site (Attero). For optimal system design, we integrate draw solution selection, waste heat harvesting and concentrate treatment.  

Kick-off of the project took place on 13th May 2016. Our project ends in October 2018. BLUE-tec is main coordinator of the consortium. 




August 2016

WP 2: draw solutions are being tested by FHNW for optimal treatment of process streams of Attero and WBL.

WP 3: pilot plant design is ready. Materials are being purchased by BLUE-tec. 

Consortium partners