Everything You Need To Know About Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis is a process that removes contaminants from unfiltered water through a semipermeable membrane. The fresh water that is produced is called Permeate. Reverse Osmosis is a great option for drinking water, to ensure that there are no harsh contaminants. It can be installed directly to your kitchen sink, or fridge.

The Semipermeable Membrane has small pores that block the contaminants, while allowing water molecules to pass through, Through Osmosis, the water that passes through the membrane becomes more concentrated to obtain equilibrium on both sides. Reverse Osmosis blocks contaminants from entering the less concentrated side of the membrane.

A Reverse Osmosis system removes sediment, and chlorine from the water with a pre-filter. It then forces water through a semipermeable membrane to remove dissolved solids. After that, the water will enter a polish filter, before it enters the dedicated faucet.

Stages Of Reverse Osmosis

The RO Membrane is the focal point of a Reverse Osmosis System. RO systems are usually made up of 3-5 stages of filtration. Every RO system has a sediment, and a carbon filter.

  • Sediment Filter reduces dirt, dust, and rust.
  • Carbon Filter reduces chlorine, and other contaminants that give water a bad taste.
  • Semi-permeable membrane removes 98% of dissolved solids.
  1. The first step in Reverse Osmosis is pre-filtration, which typically uses a carbon filter, and a sediment filter.
  2. Then the water goes through the membrane.
  3. After filtration, the water is stored in the storage tank, until it is ready to be used, and exits through the faucet.

What Reverse Osmosis Removes

  • Fluoride
  • Salt
  • Sediment
  • Chlorine
  • Arsenic
  • VOC’s
  • Pesticides

Benefits Of A Reverse Osmosis System

  • Cheaper than buying water bottles.
  • Safer then drinking regular tap water.
  • Better for the environment.
  • Recudes sodium.

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