Drinking Water, Reverse Osmosis
What Chemicals and Contaminants does Reverse Osmosis Remove?Aluminum, fluoride, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, ammonium, copper, nickel, zinc, metal ions, aqueous salts, sodium, chloride, copper, chromium, lead, arsenic, radium, sulfate, calcium, nitrate, phosphorous, bromide, borate, thiosulfate, cyanide, bicarbonate, chromate, selenium and microplastics
Reverse Osmosis also acts to eliminate unwanted colours, odours and tastes, resulting in clear drinking water helping protect your family's health.
Benefits of Reverse Osmosis for Water Purification
- Chemical free drinking water from your tap.
- Improved taste with odour removal.
- Water free from heavy metals and chemicals such as fluoride, chlorine, limescale and lead
- Ideal water for low sodium diets and baby formula.
- Replenishes healthy minerals.
Energy Efficient Optimized Water FiltrationReverse Osmosis (R.O.) was developed in the 1950s and is considered as one of the major achievements of the water purification industry.
An R.O. must be fed with de-chlorinated, softened and filtered water to best optimize its performance. R.O. has the ability to remove a very wide spectrum of impurities from water, while consuming minimal energy.
Water Impurities RemovedWith the exception of distillation, R.O. is the only known process which can remove all of the following classifications of impurities:
- Particulate matter - Sediment, Rust, Scale, Silt, etc.
- Colloidal matter - very fine suspended matter which does settle out in time.
- Dissolved salts
- Pyrogens - Bacteria by-products
- Organic molecules - With a molecular weight of over 200, such as Sugars, Proteins, Dyes, etc.
How an R.O. Filter Cleans WaterTo bring an R.O. unit down to its basics, pressure is applied to the raw water via a pump and forces it through a semi permeable membrane. Pure water called permeate passes through the membrane and the impurities will remain on the other side. These impurities are washed to drain using some of the raw water, this is called concentrate. The ratio of permeate to concentrate is usually around 15%. To avoid excessive water wastage a portion of the concentrate is re-circulated back into the raw water feed, also on multi-membrane systems the concentrate of the first membrane becomes the raw water feed for the second and so on. To a commercial R.O. unit, flow and pressure indicators, conductivity probes, Control valves, C.I.P. points and programmable controllers are usually added.
Advantages of R.O. Filters over Deionization (D.I.)
- No hazardous chemicals consumed or stored.
- No chemicals in effluent water.
- Personnel not handling chemicals.
- No problems with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) compliance.
- No regeneration downtime.
Contact us and our team of technicians will advise and install the best drinking water purification system for you with with the minimum of inconvenience and fuss.
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