Reverse osmosis systems, or commonly known as domestic osmosis, are used to reduce concentrations of dissolved solids and suspended particles in water. This method is capable of eliminating a large number of ions and negative metals for our health, in addition to certain bacterial, organic and even inorganic contaminants. Some of these pollutants removed thanks to osmosis and the action of osmosis filters are:

  • Ions and Metals, such as arsenic, aluminum, barium, cadmium, calcium.
  • Organic chemicals, such as Benzene 1, Carbon Tetrachloride 1, Dichlorobenzene 1, Toluene 1, Trichlorethylene 1.

Pesticides such as 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene 1, 2,4-D 1, atrazine 1, endrin. These pollutants are an enumeration of possible agents that are in the water and that reverse osmosis would be able to treat to further purify Water. The vast majority of reverse osmosis systems can include activated carbon filters, which provides additional treatment for the reduction of metals, ions and pesticide residues in our household water. The removal of these particles varies according to several factors, such as maintenance, operating conditions, duration of filters … You should always consult the manual of the equipment, or the technician who installs reverse osmosis in your home , to confirm how often you should change the filters.

As for the microorganisms that can be found in water, as is the case with some bacteria, reverse osmosis is not recommended for the correct elimination of these microorganisms, because of this it is recommended that the water provided to the system should be free of coliforms If these indications are not followed and you make inappropriate or contraindicated use of reverse osmosis, the system filters can deteriorate more quickly and contaminate the water through leaks caused by the deterioration itself.

Generally, all reverse osmosis water treatment systems are composed of:

  1. Pre filter: it is a previous particle filter to remove particles of rust and other waste.
  2. Water softener or “water softener” that eliminates most of the concentration of lime and a particle filter of smaller diameter than the previous one.
  3. Reverse osmosis treatment unit with a treated water storage tank and an outlet to the waste line.
  4. Most reverse osmosis systems have an active carbon filter treatment.
  5. A submicron filter for water post-treatment.

Water analysis

Regardless of the osmosis water treatment system that you are going to install in your home, you must first perform a detailed analysis of the quality and concentration of the components of the water that arrives at your home, this is done to detect the contaminants present in water, and thus be able to choose an osmosis system more appropriate to the needs of your home. In general, the water systems supplied by the public network are analyzed daily to detect possible changes in the concentrations of these elements in the water. In the event that you have a private water supply such as a raft, the responsibility of the analysis is the owner of the supply network.

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