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.
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re·verse os·mo·sis

(rē-vĕrs' os-mō'sis)
Movement of solvent in the opposite direction from osmosis.
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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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For example the increasing demand for low fouling RO membranes in waste water reclamation systems and low pressure operations with smaller commercial units in rural and industrial market segments as well as the line-up of major seawater RO desalination projects across the MENA region.
RSS' proposal was to design, build and deliver a highly efficient and reliable, temporary RO desalination plant.
We are also promoting a combined UF and RO desalination solution that offers pretreatment for RO, thereby extending the life service of RO assets.'