Many people have heard that reverse osmosis systems are highly effective at filtering unhealthy and even harmful particulates from the water that your drink. All tap water will have some unhealthy matter in it, and this includes municipally-treated water as well as well water. With RO systems, the water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane that captures 99.9% of these contaminants. Through this filtration process, the water can be healthier to drink and can taste better. It also can remove hard water particles that can damage your pipes, appliances and other items.
The safety and stability of the world’s water supplies have become a pressing political and economic issue so much so that the threat to this essential resource could yet pose a present danger to the global economy. With unprecedented climate changes comes a torrent of environmental impacts like drought, over flooding, and fluctuating sea levels, which threaten the availability and hygienic properties of potable water. Add that to the ever swelling population, along with the demand, and you’ve got a global-scale problem brewing.
As surface water sources continue to dwindle due to the current drought conditions in California, brackish water may soon become the next best viable source. This extremely salty water source is known to occur in coastal areas and aquifers where there is a confluence of fresh water and saline water.
In many nations across the world, the simple, inexpensive reverse osmosis (RO) process has helped people in both the commercial and residential sectors to attain an adequate supply of clean drinking water for many years now.
Desalination, converting saltwater into potable fluids, has become a reality because of RO systems. RO is currently the most effective solution to supply drinking water to drought-stricken areas or places with inadequate supply of potable water.
The RO system extracts inorganic solids (such as salts) from a solution like seawater, for instance, to turn seawater into more potable form. Highly concentrated water is pushed through a semi permeable membrane, filtering impurities and contaminates, and allowing only water to pass through.