When you require more than filtration for your drinking water, a reverse osmosis system is ideal. RO removes stubborn contaminants such as salts, fluorides, hormones and pharmaceuticals.
Reverse Osmosis is a process of water filtration that removes contaminants from water by pressurising it and forcing it through a semipermeable membrane. RO technology effectively removes impurities from your water, including sodium, chloride, fluoride and other contaminants.
The Complete Home Filtration Reverse Osmosis system uses reverse osmosis technology and three advanced filtration methods combined into one solution that, together, leaves you with pure contaminant-free water. RO will remove fluoride and other hard to remove contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides and nano plastics which makes it the perfect choice for customers with babies that are being bottle-fed or with specific health advise to drink pure water.
The system normally connects under the sink to the cold water line and uses pressure to force feed water through a series of 4 or 5 filters. If installed as part of the Premium system a modified 4 stage unit is used as 5 stages are unnecessary. With both installation types the water passes first through a sediment filter designed to “catch” sediment and mineral deposits over 1 Micron before flowing into the second carbon filter. The next one or two filters in the pre-filtration stage will be carbon based filters to remove residual chemicals prior to the membrane.
STAGE 2Reverse Osmosis
This is the water purification stage where the filtered water is pushed through the semi-permeable membrane to essentially strip those stubborn contaminants away from the water molecule.
The RO process will remove 99.9% of contaminants including fluoride to deliver the purest water possible when it comes to water filtration.
RO water is extremely dense, so water is passed through a final water polishing filter prior to use. This final stage can be a carbon filter or can be upgraded to an alkalising filter.
STAGE 3 & 4Drainage & Storage
The RO system drains out all contaminants not caught in filters at each stage. Due to how comprehensive the RO process is it can take a while for water to pass through the system. To remedy this issue the purified water is stored in a small tank to supplement the system when the tap in on.
The Reverse Osmosis system requires a certain amount of space under the sink for installation. The system can be installed standing up or sideways. Please check dimensions of under sink or laundry for capacity to install this system.
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