When water first enters an RO system, it goes through prefiltration. Prefiltration gets rid of sediment, chlorine, and particles causing bad tastes and odors that could clog the RO membrane. Next, water goes through reverse osmosis. Particles dissolved in water, even too small to be seen with an electron microscope, are removed.
Afterward, the water flows to the storage tank, where it is held until needed. A reverse osmosis system makes water slowly. If you were to turn your faucet on to fill a glass of water at the actual membrane production rate, you would wait at least 5 minutes. 2-3 ounces of fresh water are produced every 60 seconds, which is why a storage tank is necessary. A reverse osmosis system continues to filter water until the storage tank is full, and then it shuts off. Once you turn on your faucet, water comes out of the storage tank through another post filter, Mineral balls to add the necessary minerals and Alkaline Filters to maintain the PH of the drinking water before it gets to the tap.
What happens to the filtered contaminants?
Rejected impurities are carried down the drain. Unlike traditional filters, the RO membrane is self-cleaning through auto Flushing System. As the source water flows through the system, it is divided into two streams. One stream carries the filtered water to your tap. The second stream carries the rejected salts, dissolved pollutants, and minerals to the drain.
Because the contaminants are carried away with the brine water, they are not able to clog the membrane. A charcoal or carbon filter, on the other hand, gradually loses its ability to trap the impurities and contaminants as water passes through.
Our theory on how RO water helps the environment
If you use water from the city supply, then the water entering your home has been treated by a municipal plant to make the water safe to drink. When water drains from your home, chemicals must be removed before it’s recycled or sent to the riverbeds for nature to filter through the hydrologic cycle. Water is often treated by dilution (clean well water is blended with not so clean water). The diluted water is easier to treat.
But if the water draining from your home has been through a reverse osmosis system first, it is free of chemicals. Chemicals have already been grabbed by the carbon filter. The brine water simply has a slightly higher concentration of inorganics. An RO system takes care of dilution to make the job of the waste treatment more efficient. RO systems speed up the recycling process because no new chemicals are introduced to the water supply when RO water drains from your house.
Does a reverse osmosis system remove?
We have reverse osmosis drinking water systems that are tested and certified for reduction of:lead arsenic copper nitrates and nitrites chromium (hexavalent & trivalent) selenium fluoride radium barium cadmium cyst (cryptosporidium)
REMOVES ALL THE CONTAMINANTSReverse osmosis is known to remove all the unhealthy contaminants present in the water leaving it pure and healthy for drinking purpose. The semi-permeable membrane, in the reverse osmosis water purifier, filters the impurities from water and will high pressure, pure water is moved into a clean section.
REMOVES UNHEALTHY CHEMICALS
RO water purifiers are also known to remove some chemicals which are harmful to human body. These chemicals are separated from water by a chlorinated process conducted in the reverse osmosis system.
Moreover, cryptosporidium is a kind of a parasite which is found in contaminated water. It can cause severe harm to the intestines. Children can also suffer from malnutrition and dehydration if this parasite gets into their system. RO does not allow cryptosporidium to move ahead with clean water. It safely removes this parasite from water leaving it clean for drinking and cooking purposes.
REMOVES LEAD & SODIUM
An increased amount of lead in a human body can result in health complications such as brain damage, high blood pressure, muscle damage, problems related to fertility, etc. Children can also become severely anemic due to this. Reverse osmosis water purifiers are known to remove excess lead from water. This makes water safe and pure to drink.
Increased sodium intake can result in high blood pressure, liver damage, kidney problems etc. Many people are advised to reduce salt in their regular food intakes. Sodium is also present in water which can increase the amount in a human body, especially for people who have sodium restrictions. An RO water treatment system does not allow sodium molecules to pass through the membrane, hence, leaving clean and sodium free water for drinking and cooking purposes.
WATER TASTES SWEET
A reverse osmosis water treatment system installed at home definitely changes the taste of your water. It adds a sweet taste to it. You will notice this if you drink the hard ground-water and then water from your RO machine.
RO WATER IS SAFE FOR PATIENTS
During radiation and chemotherapy, cancer patients tend to weaken their immune systems. Unhealthy or contaminated water can cause further infections resulting in deterioration of health. Drinking RO water during and after treatments can be useful for patients.
There are many health benefits that a reverse osmosis water treatment system can provide. Probably, that is why it was introduced in the household way back in the 1970s. And since then, it has been a part of our life, providing clean, pure, and healthy water.