Slide ID

CV-88-044

_pkUnique ID

CV88044

Slide Date

1-1-1988

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Island

Boa Vista

Province or Jurisdiction

Boa Vista

Date

January 1988

Description

An unidentified man operates a lever on one of the machines of the desalination plant. This plant utilizes reverse osmosis to convert ocean water into viable, drinking water for the community. Osmosis requires a semi permeable membrane separating two containers: one filled with pure water and the other with saline (salt) water. In osmosis, the pure water is drawn to the saline water container. The process of reverse osmosis applies hydrostatic pressure to the saline solution filled container, therefore inducing the pure water to pass back through the membrane and leave the salts behind.

Keywords

desalination plant, reverse osmosis, machinery, Boa Vista

Notes

http://www.euromec.net/en/doc-s-67-767-1-desalination_plant_for_boa_vista.aspx Retrieved 8 March 2013

Copyright

Rhode Island College

Box

1

Folder

10

Image Dimensions

3503x5278

Software

VueScan

Date Time Scanned

May 2012

Color Space

RGB

File Size

4.0 MB

Document Type

Image

Keywords

desalination plant, reverse osmosis, machinery, Boa Vista

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