Hydrolosis - Reverse Osmosis Systems Print E-mail

Hydrolysis - Hydrolysis refers to the chemical breakdown of a reverse osmosis membrane from exposure to low or high pH, bio-activity and temperature. Normally associated with cellulose acetate membranes where the acetyl groups are replaced by hydroxyl groups. Hydrolysis in increased salt leakage (i.e. greater conductivity of the permeate) and a lower feed pressure requirement. Oxidants and temperature can also cause hydrolysis in Thin Film Composite membrane elements.

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