What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a special type of filtration that uses a semi-permeable, thin membrane with pores just small enough to pass pure water through while rejecting larger molecules such as dissolved salts (ions) and other impurities. RO is used to produce highly-purified water for drinking water systems, industrial boilers, pharmaceutical production, seawater desalination, food and beverage processing, cosmetics, and many other applications. It has been a recognized technology for more than a century, though it was not commercialized until the 1960s.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems
Benefits of Reverse Osmosis from Complete Water Solutions
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Complete Water Solutions is equipped with top quality components designed for pure water applications. Reverse osmosis technology is used in many applications from desalination, process TDS/conductivity reduction, and providing high purity water. Reverse Osmosis (RO) can be utilized in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. As Wisconsin’s top water system company, we have years of experience with reverse osmosis water filtration systems.
Water purity is achieved through reverse osmosis by using applied pressure to the water, forcing it through a semi-permeable membrane that removes dissolved impurities, like chlorine, salt, or larger particles. RO systems can even remove heavy metals, like Arsenic, Lead, and Fluoride. Removing the particles and pollutants which are filtered out by the membrane get flushed away, not stored. Maintenance is easy as cleaning/changing RO membranes, filters, and occasionally a system sanitization. This type of system creates an easy to use and easy to maintain option to achieve water purification.
Advantages of Reverse Osmosis
- Improved taste, odor, and appearance
- High effectiveness purifying process
- Removes pollutants
- Reduction in Conductivity & Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
- Reduces Water Hardness
- Low overall cost
- Alkalinity Reduction
Other water purification systems can reduce pollutants and, over time, can require massive disposal efforts. Also, this means additional potential for contamination can occur if anything goes wrong with that type of system. Instead, your water stays cleaner through reverse osmosis.
There are plenty of uses for reverse osmosis during both commercial and industrial processes. While everyone wants their water to be safe drinking water, and great tasting water, businesses need pure water to perform their best. Food Manufactures, medical labs, pharmaceutical industry, and industrial cooling towers can all benefit from the consistently clear and clean water produced by the reverse osmosis process.
Reverse Osmosis Equipment and Leasing
For many industries, having purified water is a necessity to meet sanitation standards, but buying new equipment can be costly. At Complete Water Solutions, we offer lease opportunities on our purification and filtration systems. A lease on a reverse osmosis unit will save you money if your facility does not require long-term filtration. We will train you and your workers on how to use the equipment, troubleshoot problems, and keep your water filtration system running. Your lease may even include spare parts and installation!