a diagram of how ion transport is affect differently using a reverse osmosis membrane versus a cation-exchange membrane

a diagram of how ion transport is affect differently using a reverse osmosis membrane versus a cation-exchange membrane

a diagram of how ion transport is affect differently using a reverse osmosis membrane versus a cation-exchange membrane

Here is a visual representation of how ion movement is affected by a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane versus a cation-exchange membrane. Chloride ions from the seawater are not able to pass through the RO membrane and oxidize into chlorine gas.

IMAGE: Logan Research Group