Reverse Osmosis Water
Reverse Osmosis is the most popular and cost effective method to purify drinking water. An RO system removes virtually 99% of contaminants in water including bacteria, pesticides fluoride and other dissolved ions.
Reverse osmosis is a similar treatment process to membrane filtration process. It works by using pressure to force water through a membrane, retaining the solute on one side and allowing the pure solvent to pass to the other side. This is the reverse of the normal osmosis process, which is the natural movement of solvent from an area of low solute concentration, through a membrane.
Household Reverse osmosis units use a lot of water because they have low back pressure. As a result, they recover only 5 to 15 percent of the water entering the system. The remainder is discharged as waste water.
Because waste water carries with it the rejected contaminants, methods to re-cover this water are not practical for household systems. Waste water is typically connected to the house drains and will add to the load on the household septic system. An RO unit delivering 5 gallons of treated water per day may discharge 40 to 90 gallons of waste water per day to the septic system.
Reports from studies suggest that reverse osmosis water benefits by:
- Excreting virus and toxins in the body through urine.
- Activated blood stream and make it easier for blood to supply nutrition to cells.
- Improves metabolism.
- Reduce constipation and diarrhea problems.
- Prevent stones forming in our body.
Reverse Osmosis is currently the only technology that handles arsenic removal. This may be critical for some people, as Type 2 Diabetes has been linked to even low levels of arsenic in the water.
Two of the industry giants for bottled water – Coca Cola and PepsiCo Company – use the reverse osmosis technology to filter common tap water. These commercial filters remove most contaminants and therefor render the water over 90% pure. Due to the membrane combined with the carbon filter, reverse osmosis is a practical, advanced technology that will remove almost every contaminant from problem tap or well water and provide pure, clean, safe drinking.