reverse-osmosisWhat is Reverse Osmosis (RO)?

To understand Reverse Osmosis, let’s first examine the concept of osmosis. Osmosis is the natural process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane. They naturally move from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one. Thus the process equalizes the concentrations on either side of the membrane.

With plants, special cell walls act as the membrane through which water passes, bringing with it the nutrients that feed the plant.

In water purification, a synthetic membrane separates water with a high concentration of contaminants from water with a low concentration. Reverse osmosis forces the water with the high concentration through the membrane to the other side using normal water pressure. Only molecules of water can easily pass through that membrane; so the water emerges on the other side purified. This leaves the impurities behind and rinses them down a waste drain.

 

How Reverse Osmosis Works in Our System

Even though we use very scientifically advanced membranes, the contaminants on the concentrated side can damage them. Thus, we need to service the water filtration unit once a year to maintain its effectiveness. This system gives you clean, pure, natural water that can be used for all your water needs, including drinking, ice cubes, watering plants, etc.

Reverse osmosis purifies water and makes it taste better, fresher and cleaner. It treats a wide range of aesthetic contaminants that cause unpleasant taste, color and odor. Plus, it is very effective at treating health contaminants such as arsenic, asbestos and atrazine (e.g., herbicides and pesticides). It also treats chemicals such as fluoride, lead, mercury, nitrate and radium. You will never have safer, purer water than this.

For additional information about Reverse Osmosis or to rent or purchase a system for your home or office, contact us today by calling 817-424-3947 or by using our online contact form.

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