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.
When new water filtration techniques like reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultrafiltration were first introduced, the beverage industry was quite unused to the idea of forcing out minerals from water through a specially-designed membrane. Within the next years, these filtration processes made their way into most production facilities, and are still being used until today.
Though at first these three processes may seem difficult to comprehend, the concept behind them is actually easy enough to understand, seeing that these three are physically similar. Today, industrial reverse osmosis systems are being used not only for the production of bottled water, but also for soft drink water treatment.
Water is one of the primary needs for life, so a water crisis raises major cause for concern. Water shortage can and have occurred in many places throughout history, and one of the most recent examples is the dry spell that has been burdening California for more than three years now, with no end still in sight. This is not the worst drought experienced by the state, as experts say that the area has gone through dry spells that lasted 10 to 20 years in the past. However, that doesn’t make the current situation any less worrisome.
The Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. reports about the measures the state is taking to help combat the water shortage, including putting up more legislations against water wastage. Governor Brown has also been discussing with experts about water conservation efforts.