Reverse Osmosis — A Simple Way To Purify Water

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Reverse Osmosis — A Simple Way To Purify Water

17 May 2023
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

A reverse osmosis drinking water system will remove impurities from your water supply. Learn how reverse osmosis works. Then, decide if a POU (point of use) system or a POE (point of entry) system is better suited for your needs.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis uses pressure and semi-permeable filter layers. As water enters the plumbing, water pressure forces water to move through a filter system. The filter system will consist of multiple layers that will screen water for contaminants. The first screen layer will be used for a pre-screening process. This process will remove the largest contaminants.

After the water passes through the first layer, it will be moved through the subsequent layers. Reverse osmosis eliminates salt, minerals, and contaminants. Water that is filtered will be crystal clear and will have a pleasant taste. 

Energy Efficient Setups

Reverse osmosis systems are energy efficient. They are fully automatic and do not require the use of electricity. The filters, connectors, and collection basin are the main materials that are needed to operate this type of filtration device. All of the contaminants that are filtered will be drained through plumbing.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

POU (point of use) systems are self-contained units that are designed to be connected to one faucet. This type of system is small in size and can be installed underneath a sink. A POU system is suited for residential or commercial use. It is an adequate filtering device for small batches of water. 

POE (point of entry) systems are large units that are designed to supply an entire household or business with fresh, clean water. A large system will require adequate space for the installation essentials. This type of system costs much more than a POU system.

If a large business needs to filter a high volume of water on a daily basis, the owner of the business may decide to invest in a POE system. 

Installation Processes

Have your water tested by a licensed tester. Groundwater may be contaminated by many contaminants that are naturally found in soil and other environmental materials. Once you have received conclusive results, shop for a reverse osmosis system. The system will effectively improve the quality of your water.

A licensed plumber will install the new system that you have purchased. They will connect the filtration materials directly to your plumbing. A plumber will designate a spot to install all of the larger pieces that comprise a filtration system.