Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a semi-permeable membrane.
Pure Water Through Reverse Osmosis
Reverse Osmosis, a water treatment method traditionally known for removing salt from seawater, is also used to purify drinking water by forcing untreated water molecules through a semi-permeable membrane or filter. The membrane blocks contaminants and the impurities are subsequently expelled from the environment. A tight pore structure (less than 0.0001 micron or 500,000 times less than the diameter of a human hair) means that a Reverse Osmosis system effectively removes up to 99% of all contaminants and impurities such as total dissolved solids, chemicals, bacteria and viruses from drinking water. Anti-microbial filters may also be used to remove unwanted odors, colors and tastes from water. The result is pure, clean drinking water.
Advantages of Reverse Osmosis
- Improves taste, odour and appearance
- Highly effective purification process
- Very energy efficient
- Low maintenance
- Low cost