reverse osmosis


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reverse osmosis

reverse osmosis

n.
A process by which a solvent such as water is purified of solutes by being forced through a semipermeable membrane through which the solvent, but not the solutes, can pass.

reverse osmosis

n
(Chemical Engineering) a technique for purifying water, in which pressure is applied to force liquid through a semipermeable membrane in the opposite direction to that in normal osmosis

reverse′ osmo′sis


n.
a process in which pure water is produced by forcing waste or saline water through a semipermeable membrane.
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Noun1.reverse osmosis - (chemistry) a method of producing pure water; a solvent passes through a semipermeable membrane in a direction opposite to that for natural osmosis when it is subjected to a hydrostatic pressure greater than the osmotic pressure
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
osmosis - (biology, chemistry) diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal
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Reverse osmosis (RO) had been a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules and larger particles from drinking water.
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This new SWRO plant is being developed as a brownfield seawater desalination plant and associated facilities, with the selected desalination technology being SWRO, two (2) pass reverse osmosis, RO, including pre-treatment facilities.
Each Reverse Osmosis Plant would allow CBC to provide 100 more tankers daily to houses.
"We selected ICSCO because of its experience in the field of reverse osmosis technology and are aiming to work together to ensure further growth in this region," said Vesselle.
In alignment with its strategic objectives, Fewa previously qualified 13 consortia to bid for the construction of a reverse osmosis desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain with a capacity of 45 million gallons per day, said a Wam news agency report.
From there, the rainwater undergoes a treatment process enhanced by GE's donation of a reverse osmosis system and a total organic carbon analyzer.
The membrane was then incorporated into a new organic solvent reverse osmosis process, during which aromatics were pressed through the membrane, separating out para-xylene.
"DEWA has chosen to use reverse osmosis technology, as it uses about 90% less power than MSF technology," Al Tayer added.

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