Our Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System is a 4-stage system filter that reduces harmful contaminants and turns common tap water into healthy and fresh, drinkable water. It does this by drawing water through a final carbon filter to remove any unwanted tastes or odors. It is designed to produce crystal clear, clean water that you and your family can enjoy.
The quality construction and superior performance of this system ensures maximum protection of your family’s drinking water for years to come.
Some benefits of having a R.O. system
Great – tasting water
Effective and Safe
Filteration is fully automated
RO System Pre-Requirements Include:
No less than a 10 GPG hardness
No less than a 0.1 PPM iron
No less than a 0.05 PPM manganese
No hydrogen sulfide
Use only on micro-biologically safe water for the best results
TYPICAL REJECTION CHARACTERISTICS OF R.O. MEMBRANES
Elements and the Percent R.O. Membranes will remove
|Sodium||85 – 94%|
|Sulfate||96 – 98%|
|Calcium||94 – 98%|
|Potassium||85 – 95%|
|Iron||94 – 98%|
|Zinc||95 – 98%|
|Mercury||95 – 98%|
|Selenium||94 – 96%|
|Phosphate||96 – 98%|
|Lead||95 – 98%|
|Arsenic||92 – 96%|
|Magnesium||94 – 98%|
|Nickel||96 – 98%|
|Fluoride||85 – 92%|
|Manganese||94 – 98%|
|Cadmium||95 – 98%|
|Barium||95 – 98%|
|Cyanide||84 – 92%|
|Chloride||85 – 92%|
|% may vary based on membrane type water pressure, temperature & TDS|
WHAT DOES A REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM REMOVE?
It removes impurities and particles larger than .001 microns!
BASIC COMPONENTS COMMON TO ALL REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEMS:
Cold Water Line Valve: Is a valve that fits onto the cold water supply line. The valve has a tube that attaches to the inlet side of the RO pre-filter, which is the water source for the RO system.
Pre-Filter(s): This is the first step in the filtration process where the pre-filter’s job is to capture harmful particles that the main filter misses. The most commonly used pre-filters are sediment filters. These are used to remove sand silt, dirt, and other sediment. Additionally, carbon filters may be used to remove chlorine, which can have a negative effect on TFC (thin film composite) and TFM (thin film material) membranes.
Reverse Osmosis Membrane: This part is considered the heart of the RO system. It is mainly used in a spiral wound that consists of two options: the CTA (cellulose tri-acetate), which is chlorine tolerant, and the TFC/TFM (thin film composite/material), which is not chlorine tolerant.
Post Filter(s): After the water leaves the RO storage tank, the product water goes through the post filter(s), which consists of carbon, either in granular or carbon block form. Any remaining tastes and odors are removed from the product water by post filtration.
Automatic Shut off Valave (SOV): To conserve water, the RO system has an automatic shut off valve. When the storage tank is full due to the incoming water pressures, the valve stops any further water from entering the membrane. By shutting off the flow, this valve also stops water from flowing to the drain. Once water is drawn from the RO drinking water faucet, the pressure in the tank drops and the shut off valves opens, allowing water to flow to the membrane and allowing the contaminated water to flow down the drain.
Check Valve: A check valve is located in the outlet end of the RO membrane. The check valve prevents the backward flow of water, which could rupture the RO membrane.
Flow Restrictor: Water flow through the RO membrane is regulated by a flow control. This device maintains the flow rate required to produce high quality drinking water, and helps maintain a balanced water pressure on the inlet side of the membrane. Without the flow control, little drinking water would be produced, as the incoming tap water would slowly flow down the drain line.
Storage Tank: The standard RO storage tank holds up to 2.5 gallons of water. A bladder inside the tank keeps the water pressurized in the tank when it is full.
Faucet: The RO unit uses its own faucet, which is usually installed in the kitchen.
Drain Line: This line runs from the outlet end of the Reverse Osmosis membrane housing to the drain. It is used to get rid of the impurities and contaminants found in tap water. The flow control is also installed in this line.