Title: Use of end-of-life reverse osmosis membranes to treat wastewater for industrial and agricultural use

Duration: 2019 - 2021

Research groups: Membrane technology



REROM aims to investigate the potential recycling/modification of discarded reverse osmosis desalination membranes for reusing them in wastewater treatment obtaining water fit for industrial and agriculture reuse.

General activities

Cost effective membrane reuse in lower specification applications, potential recycling of valuable materials and conversion of RO into micro-porous separation devices will be assessed both technically and financially.

Expected results

REROM will establish the technical and economic viability of membrane recycling outside the EU context for wastewater treatment and reuse. REROM will provide good quality water that give a chance for the farmers to plant different types of crops and encouraging Omani investment in the agricultural sector in a cost-effective manner.


Reference: TRC/SRG/Water/19/001
Funded by: The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman