Reverse Osmosis Basics

Reverse Osmosis Basics

Osmosis VS Reverse Osmosis

Osmosis

Normal Flow from Low to High Concentration.
Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis

Flow Reversed by Application of Pressure to High Concentration Solution.
Reverse Osmosis

Crossflow VS Dead-End Filter

Crossflow (Reverse Osmosis)

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

Dead-End Filter (Conventional Filtration)

All water is passed to filtrate and contaminants are held in the filter.
Dead End Filter