Membrane Reuse Project Testing Phase Set to Begin

First launched in July 2019 in cooperation with the Research Council, now the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the project investigating the “Use of End of life Reverse Osmosis Membranes to Treat Wastewater for Industrial and Agricultural Use” is nearing its final stages. The research project will deliver an in-depth analysis of membrane use in Oman, including an assessment of the life cycle of RO membranes and the annual mass being consigned to landfill. The project will also examine the technical feasibility of removing the outer layer of the membrane and modifying the unit to effectively treat wastewater for agricultural and industrial use. A testing unit has been built as part of the project to perform trials on the recovered membranes at MEDRC’s water research and training facility in Al Hail. The organization’s on-site water testing laboratory will be used to conduct the water analysis.