A reverse osmosis filter works with the principle of reverse osmosis, wherein water under pressure is forced through a semi-permeable membrane which allows only the passage of water molecules and thereby filters the dissolved solids out. A reverse osmosis filter is often referred to as an RO unit. Wherein RO stands for Reverse Osmosis. The osmosis water which is obtained in this way is very pure water, which has been stripped of many solutes. Our reverse osmosis filters work on the water pressure in the water lines and only require power to be provided when using a booster pump. This makes the cost of osmosis water is very low. In this article, we will introduce you about every single part of the best reverse osmosis system
Reverse osmosis membraanHet most important part of the reverse osmosis filter is the membrane. The membrane filter is the fact that the many dissolved substances in holding us tap water so that they flow away with the wastewater. The performance of an osmosis device is, therefore, directly related to the quality of the osmosis membrane which is used in the system. An osmosis apparatus is only as good as the layer with which it is equipped.
Most osmosis filters which are available in the market, are provided with a TFC (Thin Film Composite) membrane. This type of membrane was initially developed by NASA and has a superior purification and flow. The quality of osmosis membranes varies widely by manufacturer. Since the membrane is the most expensive part of a filter is osmosis, the lifetime of the diaphragm quality and the osmosis water during its life is of great importance. Since TFC membranes are sensitive to chlorine is always placed a carbon filter for the TFC membrane.
In many of the offered by us models osmosis filters, there is the option to opt for a TFC membrane of the American brand Filmtec. Filmtec is a leader in the field of osmosis membranes and has decades of experience with membrane technology has been perfected membranes during this time. Filmtec membranes are designed such that they have optimal balls between performance, reliability and cost. The automated manufacturing and advanced membrane technology which uses Filmtec ensure a stable and outstanding performance. If the highest purity is required you choose a membrane Filmtec with a yield of 190, 285 or 380 liters per day. We only deliver the latest models of specific membranes. For example, we use the Filmtec membrane with a yield of 380 liters (100 GPD) type TW30-1812-100HR, which gives an excellent cleaning. But the old model TW30-1812-100 has a very moderate purification and due to the long shutter which we offer not listed in our range of our products.
The charcoal filter
Charcoal filtered reverse osmosis filters almost all brands are equipped with a carbon filter. The charcoal filter is filled with activated carbon and removed, among other things, colorants, chlorine and various contaminants from the water supply. A carbon filter is a must if chlorinated tap water is used and the device is equipped with a TFC membrane. The charcoal filter is located to the osmosis membrane. There are in-line models, which are utilized in the compact reverse osmosis filters and larger patterns which are placed in a filter housing and have greater capacity. Of the carbon filters which are placed in a filter housing, there are two types. GAC (Granular Activated Carbon) carbon filter, which is also often referred to as a UDF filter has a large capacity but is never used as a final filter and always followed by a sediment filter or block carbon filter. Block carbon filter is higher quality and also holds small suspended particles against and can thus be used as a final filter. It is recommended that the carbon filters be replaced at least 1x per year to best protect the membrane.
The TDS meter
A TDS meter TDS meter is an essential tool to have in your home when you are working with an osmosis unit. Only by measuring the osmosis water you can determine whether the water is of sufficient quality and the unit is functioning properly. Also, the saturation of a DI-filter can be measured by a TDS meter.