Views: 2 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2023-03-01 Origin: Site
You’ve heard the term RO before and know that it’s some kind of water purification system but what do the “R” and the “O” stand for? How does it work? Do you really need one for your family?
An RO or Reverse Osmosis system produces purified water using the Reverse Osmosis water purification process.
The filtration starts out by passing your water through a Sediment Filter to remove dirt particles in your families water before going through a Carbon Filter to remove chemicals like chlorine or chloramines, herbicides and pesticides.
Then the water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane which allows pure water to pass through it, while rejecting about 97% of the contaminants that are too large to pass through the tiny pores in the membrane. As this water is being purified the membrane is continually cleaning itself, washing the rejected contaminants away from the membrane and down the drain. Because Reverse Osmosis water is produced relatively slowly it needs to be stored in its own small pressure tank to make sure that there will be plenty of water to be dispensed quickly from the faucet for your family.