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Reverse Osmosis Basics & General Information

Osmosis Vs. Reverse Osmosis

Normal Flow from Low to High Concentration

Reverse Osmosis
Flow Reversed by application of pressure to high concentration solution

Crossflow vs. Dead-End Filter

Crossflow (Reverse Osmosis)
Water is separated into permeate and concentrate and contaminants are washed away in the concentrate flow.


Dead-End Filter (Conventional Filtration)
All water is passed to filtrate and contaminants are held in the filter.

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