JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
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BACKGROUND In the present study, the performance of the membrane process, one of the advanced treatment methods that can enable the reuse of slaughterhouse wastewater, was evaluated. The wastewater was treated using ultrafiltration (UF) (10, 50 kDa), nanofiltration (NF) (150-300 DA) and reverse osmosis (RO) (500 kDa) membranes alone, and UF + NF, UF + RO membrane combinations at different pressures. In addition to rejection and permeate flux considerations, it was attempted to select the most effective membrane by performing scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared, contact angle, and atomic force microscopy analyses of the membranes used.