Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a water treatment process that reduces contaminants in your ordinary tap water. RO drinking water systems provide clearer and cleaner water to your home or business and they are less costly than buying bottled water.
Using multiple stages of enhanced filtration, RO systems can filter out up to 99% of contaminants including nitrates, arsenic or lead.
HOW IT WORKS A reverse osmosis system uses pressure to force water molecules through a semipermeable membrane. Impurities from the water are blocked by the membrane ensuring pure water flows
from it. There are four stages in the enhanced filtration process.
1. Sediment Filter This is a pre-filter stage that protects the other delicate parts of the RO system. It reduces sediment, dirt and silt in the water.
2. Carbon Filter This is designed to reduce chlorine and other impurities that interfere with the performance of the RO membrane. The taste and odor of water is also improved at this stage.
3. Reverse Osmosis Membrane At this stage, the impurities listed above are filtered out.
4. Polishing Filter In the fourth stage, a final post filter polishes off the water by removing any remaining taste and odor from the water.
Service and Maintenance Maintaining and servicing an RO drinking water system is easy and costs less than buying bottled water. Filters should be replaced every year and membranes every 3-5 years depending on the filter type, water quality and water usage volume.
Benefits of RO Water Fresher water for drinking
Improved taste of coffee and tea
Better to cook with
Healthier for pets
Better for house plants
Easier on steam irons