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What In The World Is a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System?

Reverse osmosis water filtration systems use a process in which inorganic solids such as minerals are removed from the water by pushing the water through a series of filters and a semipermeable membrane.  This process starts with sediment and carbon prefilters, these filters protect the membrane by removing chlorine, dirt, sand, silt and other water born contaminates. The contaminates are flushed down the drain.

        Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System 

The water then enters the membrane which removes chemicals such as fluoride, pesticides, detergents, nitrates and sulfates and is sent to the storage tank under pressure. Finally, the water is passed through a carbon post filter to remove any contaminates that might affect the taste or odor of the water before it is finally released to the household water supply. Some systems include a pump to boost water pressure.

The result is a fresh and clean tasting water that can be enjoyed by even the most sensitive of household members. Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems are the most effective noncommercial systems available for household use and are relatively inexpensive.

Most homeowners will purchase an under the sink system which filters water for drinking and cooking, whole house versions are also available.

The next time you are considering a water filtration system for your home, consider a reverse osmosis system, they are available at your local Home Depot Store or at


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Posted 2019-09-17T01:44:52+0000  by Mike_HD_OC Mike_HD_OC