REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTER SYSTEMS
Reverse osmosis systems are the best way to filter out contaminants from your water. RO systems improve the quality of the water and remove foul odors and chlorine that you find in your water. There are residential reverse osmosis systems for kitchen and drinking water usage, and there are high volume commercial reverse osmosis systems for businesses that need high quality, filtered water.
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RO filter systems can be used for a wide variety of water filtration, from home drinking water to the food industry, car washes, greenhouses, to healthcare and industrial manufacturing. It depends on the application for which it is being used, since there is a wide range of contaminants in water supplies, based on your geographical location.
THE KEY TO REVERSE OSMOSIS: WATER FILTERING MEMBRANES
Reverse osmosis uses water pressure to force water through a permeable “membrane” in order to filter out the chemicals, contaminants, and unwanted pollutants in your water. A membrane is the heart of reverse osmosis, but depending on your water quality, filter systems are often used before the membrane to help filter out bigger contaminants, which helps extend the life of the membrane and keep it filtering at it’s best. Membranes can last up to three years with the proper pre-treatment, depending on water quality. In order to build the best reverse osmosis water filtration system for your needs, a water treatment analysis will be needed to see which chemicals, metals, and dissolved solids are in your water and need to be filtered out.
Reverse osmosis membranes remove many contaminants that are left in your water. Treatment facilities use reverse osmosis to make the public water supplies as safe as possible, but they also have to disinfect and they typically use chemicals, such as chlorine or chloramines. The Stages Of A Reverse Osmosis System
- In the first stage is the use of a sediment filter. In this step, sediment is removed. Solid particles like clay, silt, and dirt are removed from the water. Typically, a 5-micron filter is used. These sediments are filtered in order to make sure that no damage is done to the membrane.
- Stage two is the carbon water filter. Carbon filters are used to remove chlorine and other harmful chemicals from the water supply. The chemicals can be harmful.
- The third stage of reverse osmosis treatment generally focuses on passing the water from a compact carbon water filter. The water that we get may have some unpleasant characteristics and this third step helps in the removal of all such characteristics. All the contaminants left in the water are removed at this stage and water becomes almost clear.
- In the fourth stage, water passes through the RO membrane and all the soluble heavy metals in the water are removed.
- The fifth stage of reverse osmosis is post-filtration. Bacteria, chlorine, and bad odor are removed from the water. The impurities are drained out of the reverse osmosis system and clean water is separated into a storage tank, ready to use.