Reverse Osmosis

REVERSE OSMOSIS

These systems use pressure to force water molecules through a membrane, separating various substances from the water. They are the only economical system capable of solving brackish water problems common in coastal areas.

CONSIDERATIONS

The typical system sends 70-90% of feed water to the drain, causing excessive waste for one gallon of water. It takes up to three hours to produce one gallon of treated water. May be more system than what is needed. Removes dissolved minerals.

Reverse Osmosis, or RO for short, is the opposite of the natural process by which moisture is taken up through the root cells of plants. These cells are like small semipermeable membranes which pass water molecules along throughout the plant. This process also takes place throughout our bodies. In Reverse Osmosis, water is intentionally forced against a synthetic membrane using normal city water pressure. Only molecules of water dissolve in the unique membrane material and diffuse through it forming pure water on the opposite side. Impurities don’t dissolve in the membrane and are left behind to be rinsed away to a waste drain.