Our reverse osmosis (RO) system is a type of water treatment technology that uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminants and impurities from water. This process involves forcing water through the membrane at high pressure, which separates the clean water from the impurities and contaminants, resulting in purified water.
Reverse osmosis systems are commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings to purify drinking water, remove salt from seawater, and treat wastewater for reuse. The technology is particularly useful in areas where access to clean and safe drinking water is limited or where water sources are heavily contaminated.
RO systems are typically composed of several components, including a pre-filter to remove large particles and sediment, a high-pressure pump to force water through the membrane, and a post-filter to further purify the water. The membrane itself is the key component of the system and is designed to allow only water molecules to pass through while blocking other contaminants.
While RO systems are effective in removing a wide range of impurities, including minerals, metals, and chemicals, they can also remove beneficial minerals from the water, leading to a potential loss of essential nutrients. To mitigate this, some RO systems include additional stages that add back in trace minerals to the purified water.
Overall, reverse osmosis systems are a popular and effective water treatment technology that can provide clean and safe drinking water in a wide range of applications.
Membrane: A thin, semi-permeable barrier that filters out impurities from water.
Pressure: The force applied to the water to push it through the membrane and filter out impurities.
Permeate: The purified water that passes through the membrane.
Reject water: The water that contains impurities and is not able to pass through the membrane.
Pre-filters: Filters used before the reverse osmosis membrane to remove larger particles and impurities.
Post-filters: Filters used after the reverse osmosis membrane to improve the taste and quality of the purified water.
TDS: Total Dissolved Solids, which are minerals and other contaminants in the water that can affect its taste and quality.
RO unit: The reverse osmosis unit that houses the membrane, pre-filters, and post-filters.
Concentrate stream: The stream of water that contains the rejected impurities.
Feed water: The water that is fed into the reverse osmosis system for purification.