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What is Reverse Osmosis Filteration

October 22, 2017

Reverse osmosis works by forcing water to flow through a membrane. In the membrane the contaminates will be blocked from the water flow. The water that passes through the membrane is the purified water and the water gets rejected is drained. Best reverse osmosis system removes 95 to 95% of the contaminates from the water.

Reverse osmosis removes 99% of the contaminates like salts, organics, colloids, sand or dust, and bacteria. Reverse Osmosis water also tastes good and is odour free.  People who are getting water normally from a well may need to get a permeate pump to increase the pressure in the water stream. 

Other important factor of RO System is they are economically efficient. A gallon of water cost very less from a RO system than buying it from a nearby store. The maintenance of the Reverse Osmosis system is also very less and only need to change the membranes every six months.

There are three major factors that vary from one reverse osmosis system to another. First one is the number of stages a normal RO system contains four to five stages but the latest models are coming with six stages as a whole. These no of stages helps to remove contaminates more easily. Secondly quality of the parts. There are some RO systems which are subsequently cheaper than the most but remember, these low cost systems may work good initially but over time they would add more contaminates than they remove from the water due to their poor quality. Third major factor one should consider is amount of RO water produced, it may vary a lot but a daily production of 75 to 100 gallons is considered as a good amount for a normal family.

Many have a major concern that reverse osmosis system removes minerals from the water, it is true but you can remineralize the water using the latest 6 stage RO systems, in which during the 6th stage minerals are added to the water.

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