reverse osmosis

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Liquid filtering process in which a contaminated (more concentrated) liquid is forced to pass through a semi-permeable membrane that block most dissolved or suspended contaminants. It is called 'reverse' because in normal osmosis a less-concentrated liquid passes into a more concentrated one.

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Marvin was surprised the water tasted so clean and, despite his doubts, he had to admit to himself that reverse osmosis was an effective filtering process.
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Using reverse osmosis can be a great way to clean and filter water and make it much better for you and the environment.
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Some new water bottle companies are using reverse osmosis to create pure drinking water that is tastier for their customers.
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