reverse osmosis

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re·verse os·mo·sis

movement of solvent in the opposite direction from osmosis, that is, pressure filtration of solvent through a semipermeable membrane that will hold back the solutes; commonly replaced by filtration or ultrafiltration when speaking of capillary membranes, as in the renal glomerulus.

re·verse os·mo·sis

(rē-vĕrs' os-mō'sis)
Movement of solvent in the opposite direction from osmosis.

reverse osmosis

A form of water treatment that removes infectious particles and dissolved ions more effectively than other water purification techniques. Water so purified can be used in hemodialysis.
See also: osmosis
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Our temporary RO desalination plant has been a huge success and I am delighted that RSS are one of the few companies in the market who are able to offer this type of solution.
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5 mg/d RO desalination plants at Sohar in Oman, Sila in west UAE and Al Khafji in Saudi.