HOW DOES REVERSE OSMOSIS WORK?
Reverse osmosis systems purify water by forcing pressurized water through a very fine, plastic membrane. Clean water passes through and impurities that are too big to pass through the membrane are left behind and flushed away.
STAGES OF REVERSE OSMOSIS
During the initial filtration stage, tap water or well water (pressurized by a booster pump) is passed through a particle filter (a pre-filter) that removes silt, sediment, sand, and clay particles that might clog the R/O membrane.
The water is then forced through an activated carbon filter that traps minerals and contaminants such as chromium, mercury, copper, chloramine and pesticides. It also removes chlorine, which is important, as chlorine will shorten the life of the membrane.
Water is transferred under pressure into the R/O module, allowing only clean water to pass through the small pores in the membrane. Impurities unable to pass through the membrane are left behind and flushed down the drain.
Treated water is then sent to a storage tank.
Treated water is passed through an activated carbon filter before use to further improve the water’s taste and smell.