With all the concerns of water quality, it is important to note that water quality may vary based on how the water is being used. Most home owners want the best quality of water for drinking. If you’re looking for a water purifier that will provide outstanding drinking water for your home or business, Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration is one of the most popular and best water filtration methods available. Since 1977, homes and businesses alike have utilized the process of Reverse Osmosis to produce the purest drinking water possible. Since the 1970’s, Reverse Osmosis has become increasingly popular because it is safe, cost-effective, and easy to maintain. Reverse Osmosis filtration is the perfect solution if you’re looking to improve the taste, odor and appearance of your water.
Reverse Osmosis is a process in which dissolved inorganic solids (such as salts) are removed from a solution (such as water). This is accomplished by household water pressure pushing the tap water through a semipermeable membrane. When household water pressure pushes water through the RO membrane and additional filters, such as sediment or carbon filters, the impurities are filtered out and subsequently flushed down the drain. What is left, is delicious, clean-tasting drinking water. Note that many RO units incorporate a 4-5 stage process for optimal water quality. During this process, the contaminants are filtered out and flushed away, leaving clean, delicious drinking water. Reverse osmosis can remove up to 99 percent of 65 different contaminants, including lead, fluoride, chlorine, dissolved salts, and more.
There are generally four stages in the Reverse Osmosis process. They are, the Sediment filter, the Carbon filter, the Reverse Osmosis Membrane, and the Polishing filter. The sediment filter is a pre-filter stage designed to strain out sediment, silt, and dirt. This stage is especially important as the sediment filter protects dirt from getting to the delicate RO membranes that can be damaged by sediment. The next stage, the Carbon filter stage is designed to remove chlorine and other contaminants that affect the performance and life of the RO membrane as well as improve the taste and odor of your water. After the carbon filter, the water passes through the Reverse Osmosis Membrane. The semipermeable RO membrane in your RO system is designed to allow water through but filter out almost all additional contaminants. The final stage is a Polishing Filter, a final post filter (carbon filter) will “polish” off the water to remove any remaining taste and odor in the water. This final filter ensures you’ll have outstanding drinking water.
RO filtration improves water taste, odor, and appearance of water by removing contaminants that cause taste and odor problems. This filtration method will provide you with better than bottled water qualities and won’t cost what bottled water costs. The RO filtration system will remove pollutants from your drinking water including nitrates, pesticides, sulfates, fluoride, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, and other harmful toxins. The RO systems carbon filter also removes chlorine and chloramines.
If you have questions regarding a Reverse Osmosis System, one of our skilled Omaha plumbers can answer your questions!