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Reverse osmosis facts for kids

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Simple RO schematic
A reverse osmosis system
A – Applied pressure
B – Seawater in
C – Particles
D – Membrane
E – Clean water out
F – Distribution

Reverse osmosis is a way of purifying water with the use of a filter (a membrane). The particles in the water are left on the other side of the sheet, while the water travels through it. The main use is for purifying salt water, but it can also be used to purify other substances.


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