Many claim that reverse osmosis is the purest choice for water filtration systems you can install in your home. There are many reasons that reverse osmosis is considered to be one of the best water filtration systems however, it is one of the few water filtering system that has four filtering processes before it come through your home tap. If you want to know why reverse osmosis is one of the leading water filtration systems, AAA Water Team will share how reverse osmosis works and why it is in such high demand.
Reverse Osmosis Principle
Osmosis can be seen in nature, plant roots draw water from the soil. Osmosis is the process where molecules pass through a semi-permeable membrane from a less-concentrated solution into a more-concentrated solution just like plants gather and store water. Now reverse osmosis is the direct opposite process. The molecules or particles in the water are forced through a semi-permeable membrane which is essentially a filter to create a less-concentrated solution which means cleaner water.
How Reverse Osmosis Works to Purify Drinking Water
A reverse osmosis filtering system is one of the few water filtration system that uses multiple filtering processes. In fact, reverse osmosis has four filtering systems. Each cartridge or filter has its own job in completing the entire filtering process.
Filter 1: Pre Filtration – The first filter is the step where the larger particles are collected. The first filter or cartridges is often labeled as the “Sediment filter or Carbon Block filter”. However, this first stage of the filtering process can be affected by severely hard water. High levels of calcium and magnesium lead to sediment build up and often corrode the sediment filter first. For those with hard water and want to use a reverse osmosis filtering system it is recommended to have a water softener system to help soften the water before it enters inside the reverse osmosis filters.
Filter 2: Reverse Osmosis Membrane – After the water passed through the first filter which helped capture the larger sediments in the water, that water then flows through the second filter which is one of the most essential filters in the reverse osmosis system. The second filter is the reverse osmosis membrane filter that can capture the finer particles in the water. The semi-permeable membrane removes sediments such as sodium, chlorine, and calcium. Larger glucose such as urea, viruses, and bacteria is also captured in this second filter.
Filters 3 and 4: Post and Polish – The last two filter help ensure that the water is cleaned. The last two filters are carbon filters that removes any other particles that may have passed through the first two filters. The third filter is often referred to as the post filter which is still as carbon based filter that then send the water to the tank and through the fourth and final filter which is called the polish filter.
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With a reverse osmosis filtering system the water will go through four filtering systems that provide clean water to your home. Reverse osmosis systems do not use any chemicals to purify the water, but instead remove the contaminant in the water to provide you cleaner water. If you want cleaner water for your home contact AAA Water Team for water testing and water treatment and filtration systems.