Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Differentiating Reverse Osmosis Systems

To put it simply, reverse osmosis (RO) technology are water filtration systems that utilize high pressure reverse osmosis to purify brackish water or sea water. All RO systems available on the market basically work and look the same way, and possess the same basic components. The difference lie in the quality of the filters and the RO membrane used, which are major determinants of the quality of the water it produces. Here are some questions to help you decide whether the system you’re thinking of buying is right for your needs:
  • How is the filter or membrane made? Will it allow water to flow through efficiently while ridding it of unwanted particulates and contaminants?
  • What type of materials are the plastic components made of?
  • How is the quality of the “fill”? Can its contents reduce contaminants effectively?
  • What about the size of the micron filter? Is the rate too low such that it can result to clogging and frequent filter replacement?
  • Is the overall system approved by the National Safety Foundation or NSF?
  • What happens when microbes accumulate on the cartridge and the membrane?
These are just some questions you have to ask yourself (and the seller or manufacturer) when looking for an RO water filtration system. Remember to understand all the potential setbacks first before buying one so you’ll be able to maintain the system properly and ensure that it’s functioning at an optimal level.

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