So, what is Reverse Osmosis anyways?
Well, the process of Reverse Osmosis can be explained as a method of removing harmful substances from a water source through the use of forced pressure. The pressure is used to force the water through a contaminant-collecting, porous membrane. When this is done, the water segregates into two sections. The first being a congested and contaminated section, collecting the wastewater, and the second being a cleaner and more free-flowing section in that of the clean water. The pressure causes the clean water to move away from the congested and contaminated side of the membrane and toward the clearer and more free-flowing side, resulting in a higher quality water. The clean water that has passed through this process is then referred to as the “permeate” and the remainder of the water from the congested side is considered the “brine”. An example of this method in action could be that of the reverse osmosis of saltwater. Simply put, when forced through the membrane the salt would be collected becoming the “brine” and the cleaner, less contaminated water that passed through would then be the “permeate”.
So, now that you have a better understanding of the process itself, let’s move on to the Reverse Osmosis System, how it works, and four of the main benefits that it provides to you.
A Reverse Osmosis system can be used in a variety of situations and settings providing a multitude of benefits and results specific to each.They’re not just for regions with known poor water quality but are able to effectively improve the purity of water in all areas. We talked aboutthe water passing through the porous membrane, but even before the water reaches that system it is passed through a sediment filter to gather any particles or impurities on arrival. Once the water passes through the membrane it goes through an additional charcoal filter to rid the water of any odor or unappealing taste. This acts as one final cleanser to ensure the highest quality drinking water before it heads to its designated tap. This example is a minimal version of the system and a more economical choice, as R.O systems offer as many as three, four, or five stages of filtration depending on the consumer’s needs. For a more in-depth look at the systems and what they have to offer check out Smile HVAC Service And Installation. There are a variety of models and features to choose from to best suit your needs. Features include a permeate pump to reduce the waste of water, an automatic shut-off valve, and many more.
In regards to the four main benefits that an R.O system can provide, they are as follows:
The most valuable benefit of the Reverse Osmosis System is the positive impact it has on your health, in its ability to remove harmful contaminants from your water. Some of which include arsenic, fluoride, rust, and many other allergens and particles. It also reduces the levels of sodium in your water as an added benefit. This alone is reason enough to invest in a system. Ensuring that you are consuming enough CLEAN drinking water is one of the most important and vital components of a healthy lifestyle. The benefits include improving digestion, regulating blood pressure, and protecting your organs and joints. On the contrary, consuming too much unclean and potentially contaminated drinking water can have a variety of negative impacts on your body.
Improved Taste, Smell & Clarity of Water
It’s great to know that your water is contaminant-free. However, if it still has an unappealing odor or taste then it will be hard to believe that it’s good for you. Not only that, but you will be much less inclined to drink it regularly defeating the purpose of the system altogether.
That’s where the carbon filter comes in. This filter is able to drastically minimize the amount of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), chemicals, or any other odor-causing contaminants in the water. This ensures that the taste and smell match the quality and purity of your new and improved water.
The Removal of TDS (Up to 98 Percent!)
Let’s delve a little deeper into the porous membrane and its effectiveness. Yes, it’s great that the filters are able to remove the bulk of the sediment, contaminants, and particles, but what about all of the matter that has already dissolved into the water? That’s where the true powers of the membrane come to light. It is able to remove up to ninety-eight percent of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) from the water. This is a vital component in the overall quality of your water and one that cannot be obtained by a regular filter. So whether your focus is your kitchen, bathroom, aquarium, RV, or another important water locale, know that the quality will be immaculate.
The Storage Tank
The fourth of the many incredible benefits that an R.O system has to offer would be that of the storage tank. Not only does the system do an impeccable job of providing you with water of utmost clarity and purity, but in addition to that, it will hold a full tank of fresh, clean water. The system runs until the tank is full and then waits on standby, replenishing the supply as needed. On top of that, as if the system hadn’t enhanced the water enough already, it passes through one last filter on the way to the desired tap.
These are just four of the many impressive benefits provided by a Reverse Osmosis System that prove them to be the superior system in water purification. When compared to a water distiller or any other system of this kind the benefits are unparalleled. The system’s ability to ensure that you have the cleanest water possible and in turn contributing to an overall healthier lifestyle is why we should all incorporate the R.O System into our lives today. So if you are looking for a better and more environmentally friendly solution to enjoying quality water without creating excessive waste from those pesky plastic bottles then an R.O system may be just what you need.