A theoretical investigation is made into the effects of natural convection upon the reverse osmosis of a weak solution flowing in a horizontal tube. Applied to the desalination of sea water, the transport rates arising from this laminar-flow, mixed-convection regime suggest a potentially viable design configuration. Comparison with recent experimental results shows qualitative agreement and suggests a need for additional experimentation.

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