Water is daily, life-sustaining requirement. It is one of the pure and basic necessities in life. Unfortunately, not all of the everyday water we use from our taps is the oure, fresh water that our bodies need.
Reverse osmosis (R.O.) is one of the most convenient methods of reducing unwanted contaminants in your drinking water. Reverse osmosis is the process by which water molecules are forced, by water pressure, through a semipermeable membrane. Most of the impurities and other contaminants are rinsed to the drain while the refined water is routed to a special holding tank ready at your convenience. When water first enters the R.O. system, it flows through a pre filter that protects the automatic shut-off and membrane from clogging with debris. The job of the pre filter is to filter out larger particles such as silt, rust or scale, extending the life of the life of the membrane and allowing it to tackle the smaller contaminates. Water then travels to the operational center system - the membrane. Here, most particles too small to be trapped by the pre filter are removed from the water stream and rinsed to the drain. After the membrane, the R.O. water goes through a carbon filter to remove tastes and odors before going into a holding tank. The holding tank holds approximately 2 gallons of fresh, clean water and the automatic shut-off tells the system when to take more. When you turn on, th faucet and draw water from the holding tank, it goes through its final stage of filtration, a smaller carbon filter that imparts the final "sweet" polish to the water.