A process that uses electrical currents, applied to permeable membranes, to remove minerals from water. Electrodialysis works by incorporating membranes that are electrically charged and utilized in separating ions from aquatic solutions by a facilitating electrical force. Electrodialysis consists of specific separation characteristics that are currently used for producing potable water via desalination, and in other applications such as
- Food processing
- Creating salts from the ocean
- Eliminating acids and salt from drugs
- Recovering precious metal ions and water from effluents
There are different sorts of parameters that are expressed in the electrodialysis which influence the technical practicability and the cost-effectiveness of the entire process, including the makeup of extensive systems and operational issues.