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Reverse Osmosis FAQs: What You Need to Know

Sep 2016

 

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Systems are getting popular because of the recent advances in the technology. Industrial facilities use RO systems for purifying large volumes of water. Homes and commercial establishments also install RO systems for their daily water needs.

If you’re thinking about installing an RO system for your home or workplace, it helps if you have some background about reverse osmosis. That’s why we compiled a few common questions and answers. Here they are:

What exactly is reverse osmosis?

“Normal osmosis” involves the movement of water molecules through a semi-permeable membrane from a region of low solute concentration into one that has high solute concentration. The process attempts to equalise solute concentrations of both sides.

Reverse osmosis also involves the movement of water molecules through a semi-permeable membrane. There’s a difference though. The transfer of water molecules is from high solute concentration into a low one. This is done by applying enough pressure so the natural process will be reversed.

How is reverse osmosis useful?

Reverse osmosis has first found a useful application in producing drinking water from seawater. That’s because seawater has high concentrations of salt and other substances. If reverse osmosis is applied, water is pushed through a membrane by applying enough pressure. The result is that salt and other impurities are left behind.

Impurities are also present in tap water. Reverse osmosis can help in removing those impurities. The same concept applies. Use enough pressure to make the water pass through a membrane. Contaminants are left behind as a result.

Are Reverse Osmosis systems expensive?

A common misconception about RO systems is they are bulky and expensive. Well, some people imagine having huge tanks and fancy equipment when thinking about RO systems. The truth is a whole RO system can fit right under your sink.

Another reason RO systems seem expensive is they require upfront installation costs. However, the truth is that you can actually save money in the long run. That’s because you don’t need to buy bottled water every now and then. You’re always sure that the water you drink is clean and safe.

You also prevent the potential diseases your family can get from drinking contaminated water. Tap water can contain contaminants including harmful microbes and chemicals. Some of those contaminants also have a tendency to accumulate in our bodies through the months and years. You can prevent that problem and reduce the risk by installing an RO system.

When should you install a Reverse Osmosis system?

The short answer is: as soon as possible (or inquire now about RO systems so you’ll know your options). If you prioritise your family’s safety, taking an immediate action is necessary. In addition, an RO system can actually help you save money in the long run.

Many homes and commercial establishments are now benefiting from RO systems. People are now experiencing peace of mind because they know that the water they consume is clean and safe for everyday use. Call us now at 1300 733 853 if you want a Reverse Osmosis system for your home or workplace.

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