Are you interested in purifying the water that flows through your plumbing to filter out impurities? The team at AAA Select Plumbing can help you. We install affordable reverse osmosis systems in Humble, TX and surrounding areas.
Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective forms of water filtration because unlike chemical or carbon filtration systems, which use certain materials to attract or directly target the contaminants in the water, reverse osmosis works by pushing water through a microscopically small filter material.
This semi-permeable membrane has a pore size of around 0.0001 microns, effectively only allowing the small water molecules through and catching any larger molecules of contaminants, organic materials or even salt. Originally designed to desalinate seawater and reduce high chemical contaminant material such as heavy metals, reverse osmosis is now in use in many government, commercial, military and even residential applications.
How Does Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Work?
Normally, osmosis is the process by which molecules will pass through a membrane from a weaker-concentrated solution into a stronger-concentrated solution until both solutions are of the same concentration. Reverse osmosis is still the same fundamental osmosis process, it simply involves adding higher pressure to move the water molecules out of the stronger solution (the contaminated water) and into the weaker solution (the pure water).
Because of the microscopic pores on the semi-permeable membrane filter, reverse osmosis can not only remove the obvious, visual contaminants such as sediment and larger organic material, but it can also even remove dissolved substances from within the water. Because of how effective this water filtration treatment is, reverse osmosis will even remove beneficial minerals present in water, meaning many reverse osmosis systems will run the water back across mineral beds to add those positive minerals back into the water.
Unlike other types of water filtration, reverse osmosis does not require thermal energy but instead uses an incredibly high amount of pressure. For example, brackish water, which is saltier than fresh water but not as salty as seawater (think bays and estuaries), will require between 200 and 400 pressure-per-square-inch (psi) to push it through a reverse osmosis membrane and remove the salt. Remember that brackish water is less salty than seawater. For reference, the average water pressure in a suburban American home is between 40 and 45 psi.
Why Should I Get A Reverse Osmosis System Installed?
Reverse osmosis systems are considered one of the most effective filtration systems when it comes to removing contaminants from your water supply. Not only do they help to improve the quality of your drinking water, these systems also remove lead, asbestos, and dozens of other contaminants from your entire water supply. This means increased water quality for you, while also less harsh water going through your plumbing system. Many contaminants and minerals lead to plumbing problems over time. You can avoid some of these problems by having a reverse osmosis water filtration system installed.
While there are other options for filtering impurities from your water supply, reverse osmosis systems are considered one of the most affordable and effective. These water filters are excellent choices for both residential and commercial spaces. Water treatment equipment goes a long way to improving the taste and overall content of your water. If you are interested in increasing your home’s water quality, contact the team at AAA Select Plumbing to learn more about the water treatment systems we install.
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