Clean and safe drinking water is essential for our well-being and survival. However, as water sources face increasing pollution and contaminants, the need for effective water filtration processes becomes ever more critical. One such method that has revolutionized water purification is reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration. In this blog post and more to come, we will delve into the fascinating process of reverse osmosis water filtration and explore how it works to provide us with pure, high-quality drinking water.
What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis is a water purification process that removes impurities and contaminants from water by applying pressure to force it through a semi-permeable membrane. The technology was first developed in the late 1950s for desalination purposes, but it has since become a widely used method for both residential and industrial water filtration.
The “reverse” in reverse osmosis refers to the opposite direction of natural osmosis, where water typically moves from a region of low solute concentration (high water concentration) to a region of high solute concentration (low water concentration). In RO, this natural process is reversed by applying pressure to force water from a more concentrated solution to a less concentrated solution through the semi-permeable membrane. This removes 99.9% of contaminates, leaving purified drinking water for the user.