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Desalination in an Electrodialysis Cell

Application ID: 3849

Electrodialysis is a separation process for electrolytes based on the use of electric fields and ion selective membranes. Some common applications of the electrodialysis process are:

- Desalination of process streams, effluents, and drinking water
- pH regulation in order to remove acids from, for example, fruit juices and wines
- Electrowinning of precious metals

This tutorial demonstrates the basics of electrodialysis in a desalination cell that removes sodium chloride from a dilute water solution and into a more highly concentrated solution.

This application was built using the following:

Electrochemistry Module

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