What Does Reverse Osmosis Remove From Drinking Water?
Interested in a reverse osmosis system from Ising’s Culligan water? Not sure if it’s worth the investment, or what a reverse osmosis system actually removes from your water supply? Find out now!
How Does Reverse Osmosis (RO) Work?
Reverse osmosis, or RO for short, is a popular method of water purification because it’s very simple, straightforward, and easy to understand.
Basically, RO works by using high water pressure to force your tap water through a very dense, semipermeable membrane. The pores in this membrane are very small, ranging from 0.1 to 5,000 nm.
As the water is forced through this membrane, solid contaminants like salts, heavy metals, and others are left behind, but the water molecules are able to pass through the membrane. Then, the solids are drained away from the filter, while the water is sent through your taps.
Depending on your needs and budget, RO systems vary widely in size and type. Small, under-sink units can be used to purify a single tap, a unit can be installed to filter water for a few different taps and plumbing appliances, or you can install a whole-home residential unit that filters all of the water that enters your home.
What Does Reverse Osmosis Remove From My Water?
RO filtration typically removes up to 99% of all dissolved salts, metals, organic materials, bacteria, and other contaminants from your water. A few of the common substances that are filtered out of your tap water using reverse osmosis include:
- Protozoa such as cryptosporidium
- Viruses including e. Coli
- Bacteria such as salmonella
In addition, reverse osmosis can reduce the amount of other smaller, harder-to-remove contaminants like arsenic, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus, to name a few. You can learn more from the CDC here.
If you are worried that your water is contaminated, or you simply want to use clean, pure water to cook, drink, and more, an RO system may be a great choice for you and your family.
Learn More About Reverse Osmosis Systems From Ising’s Culligan Water
At Ising’s Culligan Water, we’re experts in water filtration and treatment, and we have a wide variety of reverse osmosis products. If you’d like to learn more about reverse osmosis and its benefits and see if Reverse Osmosis filtration is right for your home, just contact us online or give us a call at 925-206-3727.