is Reverse Osmosis?
Osmosis or RO is the process to produce high quality water works
by forcing water under great pressure against a semipermeable membrane,
where ion exclusion occurs. With ion exclusion, water molecules
form a barrier that allows other water molecules to pass through
while excluding most contaminants.
The Thin Film Composite membranes used in our systems are resistant
to bacterial attack and degradation due to alkaline or acidic conditions.
contaminant rejection rates range from 85% to 99% depending upon
water chemistry, temperature and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).
The Benefits of the Reverse Osmosis water.
RO is effective for the
reduction of a broad range of health and aesthetic contaminants.
RO also incorporates an activated carbon filter, which can provide
added treatment for the volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
RO water is generally of better quality than bottled water. Some
bottled water is actually produced using reverse osmosis. However,
bottled water distributors are not subject to regulation and may
not do anything to treat the water before selling it. Water which
has set on a shelf for any length of time will provide bacteria
an opportunity for growth. RO water produced in the home at the
point of use will not.
Reverse Osmosis water is very beneficial to plants and flowers,
aquariums, baby formula, drinking water, coffee, tea, juices, steam
irons, humidifiers, low sodium diets, cooking and anywhere else
you might want water.
Basic RO systems will be located near a sink. A faucet will be
added to dispense the RO water. The only maintenance required will
be to change sediment and carbon cartridges 2 to 3 times per year.
Storage tanks come in different sizes and additional storage tanks
can be provided to store a larger supply of water. Pumps are also
available to increase RO water production.
Whole house RO systems provide high quality water from every tap.
Commercial and industrial systems provide large quantities of high
quality water safe to use in food processing or manufacturing.