Reverse Osmosis is a technology that is used to remove a large majority of contaminants from water by pushing the water under pressure through a semi-permeable membrane. RO filtration improves taste, odor and appearance of water by removing contaminants that cause taste and odor problems.
If you’re looking for a water filter that will provide great-tasting, clean drinking water for your home or business, Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filtration is one of the most popular and cost-effective water filtration methods available. In simple terms, a reverse osmosis water filter works as water is forced across a semi-permeable membrane, leaving contaminants behind that are flushed down the drain. The clean drinking water collects in a holding tank.
With an RO system, you can cancel your water delivery service and stop purchasing cases of bottled water. Reverse Osmosis filtration provides “better –than bottle water” quality water at a very pocket friendly cost per gallon.
There are Several kinds of reverse osmosis membranes and membrane structures for RO devices. The two popular types of RO membrane structures are spiral-wound and hollow-fiber. In each case, the structure is designed to increase the surface area that comes into contact with untreated water. The larger the surface area, the greater the flow rate. Spiral-wound membranes are designed to treat water with high levels of dissolved solids. Hollow-fiber membranes are easily clogged by hard water, but they require less space and are somewhat easier to maintain than spiral-wound membranes.
The RO system must be well-maintained to ensure reliable performance. Clogged membranes, filters, or flow controls will decrease water flow and the system’s performance. If fouling is detected in the early stages, the membrane can often be cleaned and regenerated. The cleaning procedure varies depending on the type of membrane and fouling.
Reverse Osmosis units have a modest flow rate capacity and therefore preferably used to treat drinking and cooking water. Units that operate at household water pressure yield about 3 to 5 gallons per day.
Advantages of Reverse Osmosis over Conventional Processes
Compared with other conventional water treatment processes, reverse osmosis has proven to be the most efficient means of removing salts, chemical contaminants and heavy metals, such as lead, from drinking water. For waters with total dissolved solids of 200 or more, reverse osmosis is less expensive than ion exchange. Even at total dissolved solids of less than 200, it is preferred over ion exchange for removal of silica and organics. Compared with distillation, reverse osmosis use only a fraction of the total energy and does not have high temperature problems or scaling and corrosion. Today reverse osmosis systems have proven to be the most economical and efficient means of improving the quality of water.
Applied Membranes reverse osmosis systems come assembled, factory tested and in ready-to-operate condition. They are designed for efficiency and are simple to operate and maintain. To purchase and get more information on Reverse Osmosis Water purification systems in Kenya, contact Neema Technologies, a reliable Water Purifier system dealer in Kenya; www.neematechnologies.co.ke Tel: +254 792880966 Email; firstname.lastname@example.org