How Does a Reverse Osmosis System Work?

Are you completely satisfied with the overall quality of the water coming from the taps in your home? If not, we strongly recommend that you give our water treatments system specialists a call. We’ll figure out precisely what is wrong with your water, and we’ll help you to find the perfect system for your needs.

One option that is well worth your consideration is the reverse osmosis system. Simple in concept, reverse osmosis systems are among the most effective of all water treatment systems. Read on, and let us know if you think that an RO system in Sarasota, FL is the right fit for your home.

How Does the RO Process Clean Water?

When we say that reverse osmosis systems are simple in design, we mean it. Basically, such systems consist of a semi-permeable membrane, along with various pre-filters depending upon design. This semi-permeable membrane effectively filters many pollutants out of the water, including:

  • Fluoride
  • Lead
  • Chlorine & Chlormamine
  • Pesticides
  • Detergents
  • Nitrates & Sulfates

It is also important to understand that this system requires only the water pressure present in your household already. That is enough to force water through the membrane, allowing for the purification process. This type of system has been in use since the late 70’s, and has only grown more and more common in residential applications.

Other components in the system include a cold water line valve, of course, which allows water to enter the RO system to begin with. The pre-filters will remove sand and other sediments that could damage the RO membrane. A storage tank will hold a few gallons of purified water, which will also pass through post filters to remove anything that has somehow been left behind. Automatic shut-off valves conserve water, and a drain line allows contaminated water to be conveniently drained from the system.

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