reverse osmosis meaning

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Noun: reverse osmosis
  1. (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

Type of: osmosis

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  1. if we put the salt water under pressure, we achieve reverse osmosis.
  2. the membrane process is usually accomplished by either electrodialysis or reverse osmosis.
  3. principal application of reverse osmosis has been in desalting brackish waters for domestic consumption.
  4. in one study, the reverse osmosis process removed only 10% of the total boron in a wastewater.
  5. test methods for hollow fiber reverse osmosis membranes

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