Find out How Reverse Osmosis Works!

Reverse Osmosis

Although reverse osmosis units seem to be complex systems, they provide a really simple and straightforward water filtration process. All RO systems work the same way, most look alike and all have the same basic components. The real difference between them is the quality of the filters and membranes they use.

Dime Water Inc. has recently built a small unit to demonstrate in detail how a reverse osmosis unit performs. The unit is small in size and is able to purify about 100 gallons of water per day, being designed to perform on municipal waters or well water applications. We believe that having a better understanding of how a RO system performs will eliminate the mystery and confusion surrounding these units.

Reverse Osmosis Process Steps

With so many colored tubes, filters and component names, some can easily get confused when looking at a reverse osmosis system.

Thus, the water purifying process unfolds in the next steps:

  1. The water is drawn from the recipient with food dye through the orange tube into the particle filter, which takes out visible particles from the water.
  2. The water flows into the next filter where a material called KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion Media) will take the chlorine out of the water, reduce the chloramines and take out many of the heavy metals.
  3. The water passes through the activated carbon, which is seen in the clear filter as the black part, and will be rid of the main chloramines.
  4. Water then passes into the pressurizing pump below and into the reverse osmosis membrane.
  5. The RO water comes out of the blue tube and the drain water is sent through the black tube, showing the success of separating the food dye from the water.

From Tap Water to Pure Water: The Advantages of Reverse Osmosis Units

A reverse osmosis membrane will remove impurities and particles larger than .001 microns. Incoming tap water can be contaminated with bacteria, pyrogens, viruses, pesticides, dissolved solids, sulfates, radioactive contaminants and other harmful particles. By passing through the RO unit’s membrane, contaminated water becomes pure water, safe to drink. The advantages of installing a RO unit for your household include:

  • convenience
  • highly effective purification process
  • water taste, odor and appearance improvement
  • contaminant disposal after purification process
  • maintenance made easy
  • an approximate 98-99% successful removal of various contaminants

Dime Water Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of highly engineered reverse osmosis systems. Choose from our standard product line of reverse osmosis systems or choose to utilize our in-house engineering team to design a custom engineered system based upon your needs. If you can describe it, then we can most likely engineer and build it! Call us at 760.734.5787 and get in touch with one of our water experts today.

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