Explanations to Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems:
This RO system works by pressuring water up against a semi-permeable membrane that stops contaminants from passing but allows clean water to get through. Both health-related and other contaminates-such as lead and asbestos-as well as many aesthetic contaminates that can affect taste, color and odor of water are reduced or eliminated by an RO system.
Reverse Osmosis systems, produce high-quality water perfect for all uses of water (drinking, cooking etc.). The low mineral content of RO treated water also makes it ideal for use in steam irons, car batteries and humidifiers. Today, more than 70% of Australians say they are concerned about the quality of their home water. A Reverse Osmosis system is an effective means of producing high volumes of fresh water at a fraction of the cost of premium-bottled water, and is 100% better for your health and the environment.
How does Reverse Osmosis (RO) work?
Reverse Osmosis is the natural tendency for water of a lesser concentration containing few dissolvent particles to pass through a semi-permeable membrane and dilute water of a higher concentration (containing more dissolved particles). Eventually, the fluid concentration on both sides of the membrane is equalized.
Reverse Osmosis, as its name implies, is the reversal to the natural flow of osmosis (a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one). By applying pressure to the water solution of higher concentration (the incoming water), the flow of liquid is reversed. Under these conditions, the membrane still rejects the containment, but allows the fresh cleansed water to pass through. The purified water is collected and the contaminates are flushed away. The process, originally designed to make see water drinkable for the Navy, removes sodium, as well as lead, arsenic, nitrates, asbestos, and a range of other contaminants from household drinking or bore water.