What Is Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water?
When it comes to your home’s drinking water, you want the best quality available. Of course, when you have hard water, you should install a water softener.
When you want healthier, better-tasting water, you should install a water filtration system – but what kind? You have heard of reverse osmosis water filtration, but have no idea what it is or how it works. Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s what you need to know about reverse osmosis drinking water!
Reverse Osmosis Process
To know how reverse osmosis works, we must first refresh ourselves on the process of regular osmosis. Osmosis is a natural process in nature where solutions with a weaker saline content migrate to a strong saline solution.
A few examples of osmosis include:
● When your fingers prune from prolonged moisture exposure
● When you place a raisin in water and it begins to puff
● When you feel thirsty after a salty meal
● When a plant root absorbs moisture from the ground
In short, the presence of salt attracts water and moisture. The process of reverse osmosis flips regular osmosis on its head.
A reverse osmosis filtration system uses a high-pressure pump to force salty water across a semipermeable membrane that picks up to 99% of the sodium levels in that water. The other side of the membrane now holds fresh, pure drinking water free of contaminants!
The amount of pressure the reverse osmosis filtration system needs depends on the level of sodium in the water. The leftover, contaminated water is then sent through a reject system. To avoid build-up in the reject system, cross-flow filtration is used at times to keep the membrane clean.
Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water
As mentioned before, the reverse osmosis process can remove up to 99% of salt in the water.
In addition to that, it makes your drinking water even safer by filtering out several harmful contaminants. The semi-permeable membrane helps filter out bacteria and pyrogens that may cause you to get sick.
Furthermore, organic material sometimes found in drinking water will also be removed during the reverse osmosis process. Lastly, the best benefit of reverse osmosis is the great tasting water!
Contact Croix Crystal Water Treatment for Reverse Osmosis
Are you considering installing a reverse osmosis water filtration system in the Hudson or Twin Cities metro area? Call on Croix Crystal Water Treatment!
Request a free quote online or give us a call at 715-386-8667 (Hudson) or 651-998-0449 (Twin Cities) today!