Why implement reverse osmosis solutions?
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification process in which water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane that removes 90-99% of tap water impurities.
The result is water that is free of minerals and other contaminants.
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. The result is pure, clean drinking water.
Tap water often contains impurities that can cause health. These include phosphate, nitrate, chlorine, and various heavy metals.
Bottled water is not the solution, it is not as pure as you think not to mention the presence of BPA and the environmental impact
Unfortunately, Chlorine, and other common chemical disinfectants, may have a damaging impact on our bodies’ beneficial bacteria as well.
When chlorine is used as a water treatment, it combines with organic matter to form compounds called trihalomethanes (THMs), also known as disinfectant byproducts.
One of the most common THMs formed is chloroform, which is a known carcinogen. (2) Other THMs formed include the di- and trichloramines formed when chloramine is used as a disinfecting agent. (3) These compounds are toxic when consumed, inhaled, or applied to the skin.
Benefits of Reverse Osmosis:
- Pure, clean drinking water.
- Removal of unwanted odors or tastes
- More robust tasting beverages that are mixed with Reverse Osmosis treated water (coffee, tea, etc.)
- Requires minimal maintenance
- Convenient- pure, clean water at the touch of a finger
- While not practical for purifying public water supply, an in-home Reverse Osmosis system can be cost effective when compared to other home water filtration methods.
Instead of using plastic bottles, which if not recycled will contribute to the pollution problem, use a reverse osmosis unit.
There are many reverse osmosis solutions for residential and commercial applications.