noun, plural e·lec·tro·di·al·y·ses [ih-lek-troh-dahy-al-uh-seez] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ daɪˈæl əˌsiz/. Physical Chemistry.
- dialysis in which electrodes of opposite charge are placed on either side of a membrane to accelerate diffusion.
- dialysis in which electrolytes are removed from a colloidal solution by a potential difference between two electrodes separated by one or more membranes
- Dialysis at a rate increased by the application of an electric potential across the dialysis membrane, used especially to remove electrolytes from a colloidal suspension.
- A process by which ionized materials dissolved in a liquid, such as the anions and cations of dissolved salts, are moved across a membrane by the application of an electric field, separating them from liquids or ions of opposite charge. Electrodialysis can be use for the desalinization of brackish water.