The benefits of hybridising electrodialysis with reverse osmosis

In a recently published paper in the Journal of Membrane Science, Prof. Syed Zubair, Prof. Lienhard and I reported on how the cost of achieving high purity water with electrodialysis, an electrically driven technology, can be reduced through hybridisation with reverse osmosis, a pressure driven technology. In reverse osmosis, water is pressurised and forced through a membrane thatContinue reading “The benefits of hybridising electrodialysis with reverse osmosis”

Perspective: A new future for desalination?

by Ronan K. McGovern This decade may be remembered for a debate between two similarly named desalination technologies, perhaps to be known as the “reverse osmosis vs forward osmosis (RO vs FO) debacle”. If reverse osmosis – a technology first developed in the 60s, and now dominant in desalination worldwide – would be Goliath, then forward osmosis – first promotedContinue reading “Perspective: A new future for desalination?”