Reverse Osmosis Filters

Reverse Osmosis Filter Systems

How Reverse Osmosis Systems Filter Your Water

If you're looking to get safer water, a reverse osmosis filtration system might be right for you. Mainline Pump Repair can help you install, service, and maintain reverse osmosis systems throughout the Central Florida area.

Though the name makes the process sound complicated, the process is actually pretty simple. This process has been used for many years to convert seawater to drinkable water through the use of high-pressure pumps.

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Key Components of Reverse Osmosis Systems

  • Storage Tank: This tank, which is pressurized, can hold up to 2.5 gallons of water.
  • Faucet: The unit has its own faucet, which is which is usually installed through the sink.
  • Drain Line: This is used to get rid of bacteria and other impurities.
  • Cold Water Line Valve: This is the main water source for the system.
  • Pre-Filter(s): Water from the supply line enters through here first. Sometimes multiple filters are used.
  • Reverse Osmosis Membrane: This is the main component.
  • Post filter(s): From the storage tank before going to the faucet, the product water goes through this filter.
  • Automatic Shut-Off Valve: This valve block water from further entering the membrane. It is used to conserve water.
  • Check Valve: This valve controls the backward flow of the water.
  • Flow Restrictor: This allows the system to get the highest quality drinking water.

How the Reverse Osmosis Process Works

A reverse osmosis membrane is able to remove small impurities and leave water safe to drink. When used in a household, the system removes impurities in the water by putting the water through a filter which allows water to pass, but not solids or impurities. The solids and impurities are then separated and washed out down the drain.

Most reverse osmosis filter systems look alike because they have the same basic pieces, and they all function the same way. The difference lies in the quality of their reverse osmosis water filters. Higher quality filters and membranes can filter the smallest particles. The difference has a big effect on the quality of the water delivered.

Benefits of Using Reverse Osmosis

This water purification system is often used for purifying water for cleaning, drinking, and cooking. Smaller and more compact reverse osmosis water processors can be bought for personal use. These water treatment systems are often used by people who live in rural areas and have no access to clean water or those who prefer to dig a well instead of using city water.

Replacing Your Reverse Osmosis Filter

You should get your reverse osmosis filter tested once or twice a year; however, the more often you get it tested, the safer and more beneficial it is for you. To get the most reliable reverse osmosis filter installed, call Mainline Pump Repair today. Our company can also provide other water treatment systems, such as chlorinators, and perform well pump repairs and well drilling.