ultrafiltration

noun
ul·​tra·​fil·​tra·​tion | \ˌəl-trə-fil-ˈtrā-shən \

Definition of ultrafiltration 

: filtration through a medium (such as a semipermeable capillary wall) which allows small molecules (as of water) to pass but holds back larger ones (as of protein)

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ultrafiltrate \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˈfil-​ˌtrāt \ noun

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Another technique, combining water-soluble metal-binding polymers with ultrafiltration, also has been shown to be effective in selectively recovering various metals. C. Claiborne Ray, New York Times, "Retrieving Gold, and More, From Wastewater," 1 Sep. 2017 A new recycling system uses a combination of ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, and evaporator systems to restore waste water through purely physical means, without adding chemicals. Mark Durham, WIRED, "BMW Diesel Engine Plant Eliminates Waste Water," 30 Jan. 2007

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First Known Use of ultrafiltration

1908, in the meaning defined above

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ultrafiltration

noun
ul·​tra·​fil·​tra·​tion | \ˌəl-trə-fil-ˈtrā-shən \

Medical Definition of ultrafiltration 

: filtration through a medium (as a semipermeable capillary wall) which allows small molecules (as of water) to pass but holds back larger ones (as of protein)

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