What You Should Know About Reverse Osmosis Systems

waterSome people want to know about the benefits of a reverse osmosis water filtration system and how to install this system in their home. This guide provides all necessary information regarding the reverse osmosis system as to how it works and why you should install it in your home.

How Can You Produce Drinking Water With The Help Of Reverse Osmosis?

Although the reverse osmosis system looks a little complex and difficult but in reality it is a very straightforward and simple water filtration process. Pump driven high-pressure reverse osmosis system has been used on a large scale to desalinate water (convert seawater or brackish to drinking water) for years. Having a good understanding about the working of reverse osmosis system will surely eliminate the confusion that you may experience when you take a look this amazing and popular water purification system. Residential reverse osmosis (RO) systems are beneficial and convenient in several ways.

What You Should Know About Reverse Osmosis Systems?

These following points will help you in analyzing any reverse osmosis system when you are considering a purchase:

  • All reverse osmosis systems function in the same manner.
  • Most of the reverse osmosis systems are similar in appearance.
  • All reverse osmosis (RO) systems have the very same basic parts or components.
  • The actual difference between various reverse osmosis systems depends on the quality of membranes and filters inside them.

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How Does The Reverse Osmosis (RO) System Work?

It is basically a process which removes the dissolved inorganic solids (like salts) from water. This task is carried out by water pressure that pushes the water through a thin semi permeable membrane. This membrane allows water only to pass through it and removes contaminates and impurities. The removed impurities are then flushed away through drain.

What Factors Affect The Performance Of Reverse Osmosis System?

Ultimately, these  factors play a vital role in increasing and decreasing the performance of your reverse osmosis system:

  • Water temperature
  • Incoming water pressure
  • The quality of membranes and filters used in your RO System.
  • Number and type of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in your tap water

What Are The Basic Components Of Reverse Osmosis System

Here’s a list of the basic components of a RO system:

  • Cold Water Line Valve- It fits on your cold water line and it is the main source of water for RO Systems.
  • Pre-Filter(s)- These filters remove dirt, sand slit and other sediment.
  • Reverse Osmosis Membrane– It is the most important component of RO System. Most of the systems use a spiral wound reverse osmosis membrane.
  • Post-Filter(s)- Water, after leaving the storage tank and before entering the faucet, is filtered through post-filter(s).
  • Automatic Shut-Off Valve- The reverse osmosis system conserves water by stopping the production through an automatic shut-off valve.
  • Check Valve- It prevents backward flow of product water from storage tank of the unit.
  • Flow Restrictor- It maintains the required flow rate to obtain highest quality of drinking water.
  • Storage Tank- It stores water and keeps water pressurized when the tank is full.
  • Faucet- A reverse osmosis unit also uses a faucet which is commonly installed on sink of the kitchen.
  • Drain Line- It is used to remove and dispose of contaminants and impurities.

Express Plumbing in San Mateo serves as the Bay Area’s reverse Osmosis experts.  Everyone will need a plumber once in their lifetime, but what sets this San Mateo plumber apart is people want them, even when they don’t need them.

Have you used an RO system or considered one before? we’d love to hear your thoughts and what you would recommend.

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