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Toray develops ultralow pressure, highly durable reverse osmosis membrane

6:57 AM MST | February 25, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Toray Industries says that it has developed an ultralow pressure, highly durable reverse osmosis (RO) membrane by leveraging the company’s proprietary microstructure control technology. Toray has enhanced the technology to form fine pores in the RO membrane in order to improve water permeability while maintaining its capability to remove ions and organic compounds. This technique enables water treatment with lower pressure, resulting in energy savings of about 30%, Toray says. The newly developed RO membrane is highly durable against chemical cleaning...

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