The sorts of pollutants that each filtration process can remove are limited. To attain a specified level of water purity, most water filtration systems, such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems, use a combination of methods to achieve a specific level of water purity. Modern Air & Water, an Edmonton HVAC company, will assist you in selecting a personalized water softener in Edmonton to improve the flavour, odour, sight, feel, and quality of the water flowing from your faucets.
What’s Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is one of the most effective water filtration systems available on the market. It removes foreign contaminants and minerals from water by forcing them through a specialized membrane. The most common type of RO filtration system is installed under a sink to provide top-quality drinking water. It can also be connected to a fridge or an ice maker.
Although reverse osmosis systems vary depending on the brand and design, they generally perform the following three functions:
- Pre-filtration. A high-pressure pump propels water through a series of filters that catch sediment and mineral deposits before the water flows into the reverse osmosis chamber.
- Reverse Osmosis. Once in the reverse osmosis chamber, the water is pushed through a semipermeable membrane to filter out microscopic particles and contaminants.
- Storage. After completing the reverse osmosis process, the treated water is stored in a small tank until it’s ready to be used.
Reverse osmosis filtration improves the taste, odour, appearance and safety of drinking water by removing contaminants and impurities ranging from 0.005 to 0.0001 micron in size. These pollutants include nitrates, lead, pesticides, sulphates, fluoride, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, arsenic and much more.
Furthermore, reverse osmosis systems have very few moving or replaceable parts, making them easy to clean and service. Therefore, if you want to take your water filtration system to the next level, look no further than a reverse osmosis system. At Modern Air & Water, we carry a variety of reverse osmosis systems for you to choose from. Contact us today to learn more.