|Capsule Report, Reverse Osmosis Process (PDF) (13 pp, 276 KB) (EPA/625/R-96/009) September 1996
Reverse osmosis is a membrane separation process designed to treat wastewater that contains a variety of contaminants, including organic compounds. Recent advances in the application of this control technology feature higher feed-flow velocities, greater tolerance for dissolved solids and turbidity, and higher recovery rates of treated water. Recovered water (permeate) can be recycled or treated downstream, depending on plant needs.
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