Reverse Osmosis: What The Process Is And Why It?s Important
Posted by Administrator on 11/29/2010
Everyone has that friend. That friend that refuses
to drink tap water, water that isn?t cold or water without ice but what
about refusing to drink unfiltered water? Everyone should be that
friend. Although modern water systems
in the United States are clean and provide safe drinking water, water
supplied from a tap are just better left for activities such as a
washing the car or watering the lawn, as they contain higher levels of
salt and bacteria killing agents.
that has been subjected through further filtration, such as through a
tap attachment or through a water filter pitcher, not only tastes better
as it safely removes all harsh chemicals but also removes all salt and
any agents that contribute to that metallic or copper aftertaste in tap
water. This filtration method is known as reverse osmosis.
was initially observed by scientists in 1748, however, was an unused
process in the scientific community until 1950 when it was first
utilized as a process to desalinate seawater. The process of reverse
osmosis is defined as a filtration method that safely removes molecules
and ions from solutions through application of select pressure to the
solution as it passes through a semipermeable membrane. This pressure is
applied and as the solution passes through the membrane, the larger
ions and molecules are removed, allowing nothing but a pure solution to
filter through. This method is so effective because the semi permeable
membrane stops all large molecules and ions from traveling through.
process is the most cost effective (and safest) water filtration method
to date and not only provides water drinkers with clean, pure water but
also a cup of ?well-being,? as it?s free substances and all bacteria.