Researchers Develop Chlorine-Resistant Membrane For Removing Salt From Water

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The problem of separating salt from water has long been solved by forcing the water through a polyamide membrane in a process called reverse osmosis (RO). However, the water can’t be disinfected with chlorine because it degrades polyamid material. On Sept. 13, researchers at Virginia Tech announced they have created a new polymer membrane for RO that will not be degraded by chlorine.

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