Information of Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System
Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System is a form of water purification. It does this by way of exposing water to a porous membrane under pressure. The contaminants that have molecules that are larger than water are caught in that membrane. An example of these contaminants that are the main subjects for removal are minerals and organic chemicals. Most synthetic chemicals are not caught by the membrane as their molecules are smaller than water.
Because of the fact that a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System can not filter out the artificial contaminants the water it produces is not as clean as it should be. Thus an individual ends up drinking water that is still full of chemicals that can cause harm. For example some substances made by the hand of man like herbicides or chlorine have smaller molecules than water and therefore passes easily through the filter's membrane. Thus it is recommended that a carbon filtration system be used in conjunction with the reverse osmosis system.
The Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System is also slow in that it produces less than a single gallon of water in an hour. It also wastes water in that it can only produce one gallon of water for every 2 to 5 gallons that passes through the membrane. In contrast a carbon filtration system can produce up to 30 gallons of water in that same hour and all while not wasting one single drop.
Another disadvantage of using a reverse osmosis system is that it was not originally designed to produce clean drinking water. Instead it was used for desalination of sea water and later for the printing industry for the purifying of water for their machines. In both applications it did very well and provided the needed pure water by removing unwanted organic compounds from the water.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System is still considered a good system to use for what it has been originally designed for but may not be the right one to use at home for your drinking water. Instead it is better to use one that has been specifically designed to remove the harmful contaminants in the water while leaving the needed minerals and other healthy organic compounds. Such as a carbon filtration system. /