Reverse Osmosis, also known as Ultra-Filtration by the industry, represents state-of-the-art in water treatment technology. Reverse Osmosis was developed in the late 1950’s under U.S. Government funding, as a method of desalinating sea water. Today, reverse osmosis has earned its name as the most convenient and thorough method to filter water.
It is a process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to screen contaminants down to .0001 of a micron in size with a micro organism rejection rate of 99.95%. The rejection rate for inorganic contaminants such as harmful heavy metals and chemicals is 95-99%.
This membrane has the ability to remove and reject a wide spectrum of impurities and contaminants from your water using only water pressure.
Only purified water which has passed through the membrane gets collected and stored in an air tight sterilized, WATER TANK.
How does it work?
In short, reverse osmosis the process is in which water molecules are forced through a 0.0001 micron semi-permeable membrane by water pressure. It is this pressure that supplies the energy to force the water through the membrane, separating it from unwanted substances. The most amazing aspect reverse osmosis (RO) is that the substances left behind are automatically diverted to the waste drain so they don’t build up in the system as with conventional filtering devices. This is accomplished by using a part of the unprocessed water (feed water) to carry away the rejected substances to the drain, thus keeping the membrane clean. This is the reason RO membranes can last so long and perform like new with minimum maintenance even after years of operation.
How does RO water compare with bottled water?
Water purification using the reverse osmosis system gives our drinking water a good, clean, ultra fresh taste. Major bottling plants use water filtration systems which often leave the water tasting bland and distilled. Reverse osmosis can be installed in your home, office, factory almost anywhere you need it, and is always available. This means that you do not have to lug heavy bottles around. Instead, just open the tap for purified water!
How does RO differ from a water filter?
Water filtration passes ordinary tap water through a series of filters. These filters only separate particles of dirt and sediment from the water. Conversely, reverse osmosis employs a semi-permeable membrane that removes a wide spectrum of impurities and an extremely high percentage of dissolved contaminants-molecule by molecule – from raw tap water using existing water pressure to force water through the membrane.