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Forward Osmosis Water Purification

Project ID: 8944
Principal Investigator: Chuck Moody
Research Topic: Desalination and Water Treatment
Priority Area Assignments: 2011 (Advanced Water Treatment), 2012 (Advanced Water Treatment), 2013 (Advanced Water Treatment)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2011, 2012 and 2013
Keywords: None

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DESALINATION BY FORWARD OSMOSIS - Paper presented at AMTA 2007 (interim, PDF, 396KB)
By Charles Moody, Daniel Yi, Robert Riley, John Otto Kessler and Mike Norris
Publication completed on May 29, 2013

Forward osmosis (FO) offers the opportunity to engineer new applications based on the ubiquitous osmotic process utilized by every living organism. Unpressurized FO can desalinate brackish water and seawater using less energy and at potentially lower costs than reverse osmosis (RO). FO requires ultra-thin membranes in order to minimize concentration polarization on both sides of its salt-rejecting water-purification membrane.
Keywords: forward osmosis, desalination

This information was last updated on November 24, 2014
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