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Title
Operation of the Desalination Plant
Work Type
Image
Date
1988
Location
Boa Vista, Barlavento, Cape Verde
Material
35 mm slide film
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.
Repository
Rhode Island College Special Collections
ID Number
CV88044
Source
Digital Initiatives at Rhode Island College
Rights
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ ). For more information contact Digital Initiatives at James P. Adams Library, (401) 456-8380, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI, 02903, digitalcommons@ric.edu.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ ). For more information contact Digital Initiatives at James P. Adams Library, (401) 456-8380, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI, 02903, digitalcommons@ric.edu.
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