What’s Desalination All About?

How does desalination work?

Reverse osmosis, or RO, would be the primary technology used in the Doheny Ocean Desalination facility. RO is a purification process that pushes water through semi-permeable membrane filters, allowing only the very smallest particles to pass through. This technology can remove most types of dissolved and suspended particles from water, including bacteria, and in the case of seawater reverse osmosis, salt. Reverse osmosis is used in many applications to produce the purest of drinking water.

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