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Last updated: November 25, 2016

What Does Membrane Mean?

A membrane is a selective semi-permeable material or barrier that prevents the transmission of certain substances, yet allows for the passage of others. Membranes are used as a roof covering to prevent water penetration, while allowing air passage. This aids in the prevention of water and carbon-induced corrosion.


Corrosionpedia Explains Membrane

Membranes operate on the concept of pressure gradients, with substances flowing from a high-pressure area to a lower pressure area. They can be naturally occurring biological organisms or synthetically designed to address a specific application.


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