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Desalination of sea water by direct osmosis

Authors
Journal
Desalination
0011-9164
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0011-9164(00)82089-5

Abstract

Abstract Sea water can be desalinated by direct osmosis across a cellulose acetate membrane by using the osmotic pressure of a hypertonic glucose solution as the energy source. The resulting glucose solution is potable. This may prove useful for an emergency water supply in lifeboats.

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