One of the most important aspects of a healthy home is having clean water. Not only does it taste better, but it’s also essential for cooking and cleaning. While most homes have access to clean water, the quality of that water can vary greatly. This is where a reverse osmosis system comes in.
A reverse osmosis system is a type of water filtration system that removes impurities from water by forcing it through a semi-permeable membrane. But what does that mean, and how does it work?
Let’s take a closer look at reverse osmosis systems and how they can benefit your home.
What is a Reverse Osmosis System?
A reverse osmosis system is a filtration system that uses water pressure to force water through a semi-permeable membrane. This membrane removes impurities, such as suspended particles, bacteria, and salts.
Reverse osmosis is a filtration method used for years by bottled water companies and desalination plants, but it’s only recently that home reverse osmosis systems have become popular.
What Does a Reverse Osmosis System Do?
The primary function of a reverse osmosis system is to remove impurities from water. This is accomplished by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane. The pores in the membrane are small enough to allow water molecules through, but they are too small for most impurities.
The impurities are left behind as the water is forced through the membrane, leaving you with clean, filtered water.
In addition to removing impurities, reverse osmosis systems can also improve the taste of your water. This is because many impurities, such as chlorine and sediment, can give water a bad taste. By removing these impurities, you’ll have water that tastes better and is healthier for you.
Reverse osmosis systems can also be used to filter out harmful chemicals, such as lead and mercury. While these contaminants are not common in municipal water supplies, they can be found in well water. If you have a private well, a reverse osmosis system can help ensure that your water is free of these harmful contaminants.
How Does a Reverse Osmosis System Work?
A reverse osmosis system consists of a sediment filter, a carbon filter, and a semi-permeable membrane. The first two filters are used to remove large water impurities, such as sediment and chlorine. The semi-permeable membrane is where the actual filtration takes place.
The impurities are left behind as the water is forced through the system, and clean, filtered water is collected in a storage tank! Clean, filtered water that you and your family can enjoy for happy, healthy drinking!
Learn more about Parker & Sons’ reverse osmosis systems or call us here in Phoenix and Tucson: (602) 273-7247