How A Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System Works

One of the best things that you can do for your health is to drink plenty of water. However, the quality of your water at home may be preventing you from doing this. This is why it is worth having a water filtration system installed in your home so that the water quality is free of contaminants. A reserve osmosis water filtration system is a great way to bring the benefits of clean water to your home. Here is how the system provides great tasting water.

The Filters

All the water will first flow through a carbon filter, which is designed to remove chemicals from the water. If you have well water, it can remove herbicides and pesticides that would normally be in the groundwater. If you use city water, it can even be used to remove fluoride. In general, this removes the larger sediments in the filter, usually around 5 microns. The water will then flow through a second filter that removes much smaller particles. The second filter will typically remove particles bigger than 1 micron, making the water even cleaner than it was when it entered the filter.

The Membrane

The water then flows through a membrane, which looks kind of like a scroll. It's a dense material that makes it difficult for water to pass through. The end result is that the water that passes through the membrane is really high quality. The membrane is constantly being flushed with water to remove the impurities that remain from this part of the process.

The Water Reserve Tank

All of that processed water will then go into a water reserve tank, where it sits until you are ready to use it. The size of the tank will depend on the type of reverse osmosis filtration system you purchase for your home. It is possible to have a small water reserve tank that fits underneath your kitchen sink or a much larger tank that goes into the basement or crawl space.

The Final Filtration

The water flows through one final filter before it comes out of the faucet. Since it is unknown how long the water will sit in the tank until it is ready to be used, there is a chance that the water may have a slight odor to it. Many people notice this when making ice with their water, and the ice cubes have an odor after they melt. This filter is designed to remove any odor that may be in the water from sitting in the reserve water tank. 

For more information on water filtration, reach out to a local filtration system company.

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