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Kenyans turn to Reverse Osmosis water purification system for domestic use

The challenge of securing safe drinking and consumption water for most Kenyans both in the rural and urban settlements have necessitated a search for affordable solutions for small and middle income households. With a consideration to multiple factors such as efficiency, affordability and ease of use, the demand for water purification systems has soared and gradually Kenyans have been adopting the use of RO water purification systems that have proven very effective from recent statistics of the decline in rates of diseases related unclean water consumption.

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a point-of-use treatment system. The simplest reverse osmosis (RO) system consists of a housing for a semi-permeable membrane, a storage tank, and a separate faucet. The membrane allows water to pass through and collect in the storage tank. The Untreated water is forced through the membrane. The contaminants being treated by the unit do not pass through the membrane and are removed as waste.

The key requirements of Reverse Osmosis (RO) process are a membrane and water under pressure. Other requirements include prefiltration to remove suspended impurities and carbon to remove chlorine (damages the membrane). Most membranes remove 90-99+ % of the dissolved impurities depending on the impurity and the composition of water. RO treatment works differently - in part because most systems actually purify your water in addition to filtering it. They remove contaminants from all of the water you use to drink and cook.

Reverse Osmosis, combined with pre-filtration, is able to remove 90 to 99.99% of the dissolved impurities that reside in your water. Reverse osmosis systems (RO Systems) remove salts, microorganisms and many high molecular weight organics. System capacity depends on the water temperature, total dissolved solids in feed water, operating pressure and the overall recovery of the system.

In contrast to pure water filters, reverse osmosis systems force contaminated water through a membrane that has very small pores. These pores keep most contaminants out of the filtered water that is produced on the other end. Reverse osmosis filtration systems are very effective at reducing a wide range of contaminants, including salts and nitrates, bacteria, protozoa, viruses, arsenic, heavy metals, and minerals.

The RO water system do not require a daily maintenance but regardless of the quality of the equipment purchased, it will not perform satisfactorily unless maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance, cleaning, and part replacement. Keep a log book to record water test results, equipment maintenance and repairs.

If you are looking for the most suitable RO water treatment system for your home, get expertise advice from one of Kenya’s leading water purification systems dealer Neema Technologies, a Kenyan company offering a wide variety of water purification solutions for both domestic and commercial applications. Visit the website or contact : +254792880966 today.

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