Features and Functions of Reverse Osmosis Filters

The technology of reverse osmosis was developed in the year 1950 for desalination process which involves separating salt from water. All bottled water companies use reverse osmosis filtration to filter pollutants and microorganism. Today RO systems are used in most of the companies and homes to purify water. Handheld and portable units are also widely used to purify water.

In the RO system, water is purified by passing it through a semi porous membrane that eradicates all types of impurities and contaminations. Some of the most important functions and features of this system includes the following.

Features of RO System:
The reverse osmosis systems which are installed in homes and other places include some important features.

Pre-filters: The system includes one or more filters which can be used to strain out all types of sediments, pollutants, silt and other types of large particles from the water.

Storage tank: The ro system also includes a storage tank that is used to store water.

RO membrane: Another important component that cleans the water includes the reverse osmosis membrane that eliminates microorganisms and all other types of impurities from the water.

Carbon filter: The final cleaning agent is the carbon filter which cleans the water thoroughly before it is pumped out of the faucet.

It is important to replace the membrane and the filters often so that optimum results can be obtained.

Performance Factors:

There are various factors that affect the performance of the reverse osmosis system. These factors include water temperature, incoming water pressure and quality of membranes and filter used, number and variety of dissolved solids in the tap water.

There are many pros and cons included in the use of the RO system. One of the greatest advantages of reverse osmosis system is the purification of water. Water is made free from all types of impurities. But in the process of purification, all the necessary minerals are also eliminated.

This is one of the drawbacks of the RO system. Moreover, wastage of water is another drawback as the system requires a large amount of water to produce one gallon of pure water. Nevertheless, it is used in most of the homes and factories to obtain clean drinking water.

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