reverse osmosis

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reverse osmosis

[ri′vərs äs′mō·səs]
(chemical engineering)
A technique used in desalination and waste-water treatment; pressure is applied to the surface of a saline (or waste) solution, forcing pure water to pass from the solution through a membrane (hollow fibers of cellulose acetate or nylon) that will not pass sodium or chloride ions.
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These projects include RO desalination plants, river water purification systems, wastewater treatment plants, water recycling systems, odour control systems, and vacuum sewerage systems.
This will be the largest RO desalination plant in South America and one of the largest plants in the Caribbean region.
LG Chem will be exclusively supplying around 20,000 RO desalination filters, with capacity to produce around 250,000 tons of desalinated water a day for some 800,000 people, to the plant by the end of 2017.
Toray offers product and active engagement embracing the full scope of water utility system membrane requirements, from a small rural water treatment system on remote Indonesian islands, to the largest seawater RO desalination plants in the world, such as Magtaa in Algeria, serving 2 million people.
5 mg/d RO desalination plants at Sohar in Oman, Sila in west UAE and Al Khafji in Saudi.
Joe Burgess, Executive Vice President of Covanta Water Systems, added, "This project, the largest RO desalination drinking water project in the U.
Tenders are invited for Spl Repairs Replacement To Ro Desalination Plants In Hlr And Repairs To Rusted Corroded Pipe Line Omc And Misc Rev Works
RSS' proposal was to design, build and deliver a highly efficient and reliable, temporary RO desalination plant.