What is Reverse Osmosis (RO)?
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a technology that pushes pressurized water through a membrane to remove the contaminants from water.
Reverse osmosis (RO) removes contaminants from unfiltered or feed water, as pressure pushes it through a semi-permeable membrane. Water flows from the denser (more dirty) side of the RO membrane to the less concentrated (less dirty) side to provide clean drinking water. The resulting fresh water is called permeation. The concentrated water that remains is referred to as waste or brine. A semi-permeable membrane has small pores that block contaminants but allow water molecules to escape. In osmosis, water becomes more concentrated as it passes through the membrane to achieve equilibrium on both sides. However, reverse osmosis prevents contaminants from entering the less concentrated side of the membrane. For example, when pressure is applied to a volume of brine during reverse osmosis, the salt is left behind and only clean water flows.
So, How the Reverse Osmosis process(RO) remove Contaminants?
The process of reverse osmosis water filtering is straightforward and easy and simple. Water pressure is used to force source water through a semi-permeable membrane, which eliminates contaminants from the water. This is a method to extract dissolved inorganic particles from a solution. This contrasts from ordinary filtration, which collects contaminants within the filter medium. Water is pushed through a succession of filters in the reverse osmosis process, with the clean water going to the holding tank and the pollutants discharged down the drain.
Do Reverse Osmosis Water Filters Remove Healthy Minerals?
In short, yes, reverse osmosis systems do remove these healthy minerals. That’s why it is not recommended to have your own filtering water system at home or the workplace like the RO water dispenser due to different tap water varies with each city and water source.
It’s hard to tell the good stuff from the unhealthy stuff because of how reverse osmosis eliminates impurities. As a result, if you’re thinking about getting a drinking water reverse osmosis system, you’ll have to accept the fact that you’ll be losing out on those valuable minerals in exchange for drinking clean water.
However, Life Waterfall reverse osmosis (RO) systems come with a built-in remineralization filter. This adds back those healthy minerals at the final stage before the water bottling process.