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Water is purified at the molecular level.

What is Reverse Osmosis System (RO)?
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Filtration System was researched and developed to produce fresh water from seawater using government funding during the 1950's. By purifying water at the molecular level, even liquids like whisky, coffee, and urine can be purified into fresh water by the reverse osmosis process. This Reverse Osmosis System has been used by NASA, the U.S. military and the United Nations. On islands with little rainfall, large scale RO plants are utilized to secure water for daily use.

During natural osmosis, water flows from a less concentrated solution through a semi-permeable membrane (Porous Membrane) to a more concentrated saline solution until the concentration of water is equal on both sides. As water passes through the membrane, the pressure on the less concentrated solution drops. Simultaneously, the pressure of the more concentrated solution rises until equilibrium is reached, halting the flow of water through the membrane.

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Reverse osmosis uses external pressure to reverse the natural osmotic flow. As pressure is applied to the saline solution, water flows from the more concentrated saline solution through a Porous Membrane to the less concentrated solution.

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Reverse Osmosis results in the purest drinking water possible. The membrane is a dense material, allowing only molecules of water to be forced through the artificial thin film. The pre and post filters are effectively combined with the RO membrane to help purify the water and the incidence of poisonous substances in tap water is reduced drastically.

A far superior purification capability.

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One of the characteristics of reverse osmosis is that despite the miniscule size of its membrane pores (0.0001 micron), the pores will not get clogged easily, because once water molecules are isolated, the remaining concentrated waste liquid with impurities cleans the membrane as it is being discharged. The 0.0001-micron ultra-microscopic pores thoroughly remove contaminants such as germs (pathogenic organisms), trihalomethane (carcinogen), pesticides, environmental hormones, and heavy metals.

▼Examples of removal rates:

Parameter Rejection Parameter Rejection Parameter Rejection Parameter Rejection
Cadmium 90-99% Chloride 90-97% Nickel 90-98% Antimony 90-96%
Calcium 90-97% Cyanide 90-97% Zinc 90-99% Beryllium 90-98%
Copper 90-99% Nitrate 90-98% Silver 90-98% Lead 90-99%
Magnesium 90-98% Trihalomethane 100% Chrome 90-99% Selenium 85-95%
Sodium/Natrium 85-95% Barium 90-99% Sulfate 90-98% Asbestos 100%
Mercury 90-98% Chlorine 90-99% Iron 90-97% Arsenic 93-97%

The difference is plain to see!

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