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Title: Process for removing an organic compound from water

A process for removing organic compounds from water is disclosed. The process involves gas stripping followed by membrane separation treatment of the stripping gas. The stripping step can be carried out using one or multiple gas strippers and using air or any other gas as stripping gas. The membrane separation step can be carried out using a single-stage membrane unit or a multistage unit. Apparatus for carrying out the process is also disclosed. The process is particularly suited for treatment of contaminated groundwater or industrial wastewater.
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Palo Alto, CA)
  2. (Menlo Park, CA)
  3. (San Francisco, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5273572
Application Number:
Country of Publication:
United States
process; removing; organic; compound; water; compounds; disclosed; involves; gas; stripping; followed; membrane; separation; treatment; step; carried; multiple; strippers; air; single-stage; unit; multistage; apparatus; carrying; particularly; suited; contaminated; groundwater; industrial; wastewater; contaminated groundwater; stripping gas; industrial waste; particularly suited; organic compound; process involves; organic compounds; membrane separation; separation step; removing organic; industrial wastewater; /95/96/