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This objective of this research was to study the removal performance of hexavalent chromium from synthetic wastewater and natural organic matter (NOM) using dead-end nanofiltration (HL4040FN, GE water and process technology). Solution conditions were controlled with ionic strength of 0.01 M and 10 mg/L NOM, and solution pH of 7. The concentrations of hexavalent chromium were adjusted about 10, 20 and 30 mg/L with constant operating pressure of 30 psi. Experimental results found that increased concentrations of hexavalent chromium decreased solution flux during filtration and slightly increased chromium rejection. The removal efficiency of NOM was relatively high, while solutions having hexavalent chromium from synthetic wastewater and NOM inhibited greater flux decline and removal efficiency of hexavalent chromium than those having only hexavalent chromium from synthetic wastewater.
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