What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a specific type of water filtration. It works by forcing water through a semi permeable synthetic membrane. The membrane is a thin film that allows water (H2O) to pass through it while holding back most contaminants. With a typical contaminant removal rate of 0.0001 microns, most cysts, bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides are substantially removed, leaving you with purified water for use. These contaminants are then rinsed away to drain via a waste line.
Out of all the filtration methods, reverse osmosis drinking water system is the most popular as it removes the most contaminants and it is easy to operate.
Why do you need a RO drinking water system?
Water that leaves the treatment facility can pick up dangerous contaminants or undesirable tastes and odours by the time it shows up at your tap.
Private well water might contain many dangerous contaminants which occur naturally in groundwater or as a result of agricultural activities. For example, nitrates and nitrites, arsenic and radionuclides, organic and inorganic matter, bacteria and other microorganisms might find their way through the pipes into your tap.
Whether your home is supplied by a mains water system or a private well, RO drinking water system is an optimal way to create a final barrier of protection against different types of water contaminants and ensure superior quality drinking water is available from the kitchen tap 24/7 giving you peace of mind.
How can RO systems help reduce carbon footprint?
RO systems provide a reliable source of purified drinking water, of quality as good as bottled water with less cost to the environment. Bottled water requires a significant amount of energy to produce, transport, and dispose of, resulting in gas emissions. By refilling a reusable water bottle with RO water instead of relying on single-use plastic water bottles contributes to reducing carbon footprint.