Reverse Osmosis or RO is a commonly used water filtration system. It is a simple, straightforward, and effective way to remove most harmful contaminants, making the water safer to drink. Many experts recommend it for residential water filtration. At Simple Water Softeners, we’re happy to explain how this system works. Here’s a look at what you need to know about Reverse Osmosis.
What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse Osmosis is bottle quality water. Same process the large water companies use just shrunk up and put under your kitchen sink. Reverse Osmosis is a straightforward filtration system that pushes unfiltered or feed water through a semipermeable membrane, separating the permeate water from wastewater or brine. The filter allows most of the water molecules through while blocking all contaminants in it. The water passes through the more concentrated part of a membrane, where all pollutants are removed, and it floods the less concentrated part. This process can filter out contaminants like:
RO systems aren’t very effective against viruses and bacteria, but water supplied by public plants is thoroughly decontaminated, so there’s no need to worry about it.
How Does RO Filtration Work?
RO systems send feedwater through several pre and post-filters to remove as many contaminants as possible. Simple’s Reverse osmosis has 6 stages Here’s a look at how this works:
RO systems are highly effective and great for both residential and commercial settings. If you are concerned about contaminants, harmful substances, and want to improve the overall quality of drinking water, this system is a good choice. You can use it under the sink and there is a possibility your refrigerator can also be connected.RO is most suitable for producing drinking water.
If you want to know more about reverse osmosis or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at Simple Water Softeners. You can call (210) 960-2555 or use this contact us form.
It is important to know how to by-pass your water softener and everybody should know this. There are several different by-pass valves. Some you must push something, others you turn knobs. It is very important for you to figure this out before you have an emergency and realize you do not know how to do it.
The Clack valve comes with a high quality easy to use by-pass, two red handles on the back of unit.
Unit in service
Unit on by-pass
The red handles have a more pointy end to the handles, so when they are pointing towards each other the unit is by-passed. When unit is by-passed, the water is no longer going through the system and the water is coming straight from the meter. So, if you have any issues with the water softener you can by-pass it.
If you have a white by-pass you are to push in the by-pass. Others have a solid black one with two dials, you turn both a quarter turn and it will by-pass. The units will say by-pass and arrow will dedicate direction to turn.