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[*] posted on 11-3-2023 at 06:05
Any uses for a reverse osmosis membrane?


I have an old reverse osmosis membrane that got too clogged to use for osmosis. I can clean it out, but I won't be able to reuse it. Is there anything I can use it for in chemistry, perhaps some electrolysis experiment?
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[*] posted on 11-3-2023 at 20:04


Because an RO membrane is designed to allow water molecules to pass through
whilst blocking the passage of ions/salts/solids
I doubt that ir would be suitable for electrolysis or battery purposes.




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[*] posted on 12-3-2023 at 11:03


Thank you, that's helpful to know.
I wonder if this could be used to separate, for example, an alcohol/water mixture?

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[*] posted on 12-3-2023 at 17:10


nope RO is only for seperating water through pressure gradient and its pores are too small for much else and its also designed to block ions.
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