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How Reverse Osmosis Works

June 15, 2023

Water is essential to life, and having access to clean and safe water is crucial to our health and well-being. Unfortunately, not all water sources are created equal, and some may be contaminated with harmful substances. This is where reverse osmosis comes in - a process that can remove impurities and provide us with clean and safe drinking water! 

So, what is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse osmosis, or RO, is a water treatment process that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove impurities, such as salts, minerals, and other contaminants from water. The membrane acts like a filter, allowing only pure water molecules to pass through, while trapping the other *stuff*..

Reverse osmosis works by applying pressure to the contaminated water, forcing it through the semipermeable membrane. The membrane has tiny pores that are small enough to trap impurities, while allowing water molecules to pass through. The purified water is then collected on the other side of the membrane, while the impurities are flushed away allowing only the best water to come through your tap.

Top 3 Benefits of Reverse Osmosis:

Improved Water Quality

At the top of the list, you’re removing impurities and having only clean safe dinking water for your home. 

Cost Savings

Reverse osmosis systems have become more affordable over time, making it an accessible water purification solution for many households and businesses. As a bonus, installing a RO system can reduce the need for bottled water and other expensive water treatment methods. A common view of RO systems is that they are complicated and expensive. While it does require some initial investment, it can save money in the long run and is relatively easy to maintain.


RO systems are flexible and can be adapted to various scales, from residential units to large-scale industrial installations and often require less energy compared to other water treatment options.

A Common Misconception About Reverse Osmosis

One myth we wantt o bus is that because RO removes minerals from water it renders the final water output “less healthy.” While reverse osmosis does remove some minerals, it is important to note that these minerals are not essential to our health and can be obtained from other sources, like the food we eat. 

Reverse osmosis is a valuable tool in providing us with clean and safe drinking water. So, the next time you turn on the tap, remember that reverse osmosis may be the key to clean and safe water. 

If you’re considering getting a Reverse Osmosis System, we can help! Get in touch with our Water Treatment team here, and we’ll help answer any questions you might have. Let’s ensure your family is drinking clean and safe water!

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