How reverse osmosis works ?
If a choice had to be made, the Ultra-filtration/Reverse Osmosis process would be elected as state of the art in water treatment technology today. Reverse Osmosis
(RO for short) was developed in the late 1950's under us government funding , as an
economical method of desalinating sea water - a dream long sought after by mankind.
Ultra-filtration/Reverse Osmosis is revolutionary because it uses a completely new mechanism for processing water-the semi permeable membrane.Surprizingly enough, it looks a lot like common household sandwich wrap and it is composed of very similar polymers (plastics). That's where the similarity ends because this near miracle material is now considered one of the greatest technological achievements of our century.
It's best to look at the semi-permeable RO membrane as providing two distinct water
treatment processes. First , it is the ultimate mechanical filter, or ultra filter, straining outvirtually all particulate matter, turbidity, bacteria, microorganisms, asbestos-even single molecules of the heavier organics.To appreciate the fineness of this ultra-filter,