Reverse Osmosis: Your Household’s One-Stop Water Purification Process


The importance of clean drinking water supply cannot be overemphasized. It is, after all, the source of life, but amidst California’s festering drought, mandatory water usage reductions have begun taking their toll on a growing number of communities. Statistics indicate that this is the worst drought the state has had to endure in over a millennium, and while the rains seem to be a long way coming, it has become extremely imperative to purify and maximize whatever water is available.

One of the most utilized water purifying technologies existing today is the reverse osmosis process, a highly effective hyper-filtration procedure that eliminates harmful micro substances like saline, fluoride, and arsenic, among others, especially in regions with heavily contaminated groundwater. Although this process can be used for other fluids, California households will greatly benefit from this technology for their conservative water supply.


Which RO System Does Your Small Business Need?

If you have started searching for a reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration or purification system for your small business, you may be aware that there are both residential and commercial systems available. Residential systems may provide up to a few gallons of water per day while commercial systems have significantly higher capabilities with more advanced filtration features available. Residential systems may be more affordable, but commercial systems may be superior in many ways. For a small business, you may be torn between the two options.

Making Your Decision

The two most important factors to consider when determining which type of system to purchase for your small business both relate to your need. Think about how much purified water you need access to each day, and think about how pure the water needs to be. While cost may be a concern, it is most important to find a filter that meets your needs first.

Some businesses need to use an RO system of moderate capacity to produce goods, process raw ingredients, or any number of other purposes. Others may need to invest in a powerful and advanced commercial RO system that produces more purified water. In the end, it all boils down to your business needs.

Regular Cleaning—A Must to Avoid Reverse Osmosis Membrane Fouling

As time passes, the effectiveness of a reverse osmosis membrane filter diminishes, affecting the quality of the water it produces. Membrane fouling is an inevitable event, especially when a reverse osmosis system is reaching the end of its lifespan, yet there are other factors that can foul the system’s membrane earlier than expected.

Accepting that membrane fouling can, and will, happen soon enough is the first step in dealing with this issue, and then taking the necessary measures to ensure that this wouldn’t happen immediately. One way to avoid membrane fouling is by cleaning a reverse osmosis system’s membrane regularly, and here are more things to know about this problem.