Reverse osmosis. What is it? Reverse osmosis is a process that removes contaminants from water by filtering it through a semipermeable membrane made of cellulose acetate. A reverse osmosis water filter membrane removes impurities as small as 0.001 microns! That’s about a 1000 times smaller than a human hair! This process removes many types of bacteria, giving your drinking water a fresher, cleaner taste.
Other benefits of reverse osmosis is the removal of harmful metals such as lead. The dangers of lead are well known, including higher blood pressure, damage to the kidneys, and reduced fertility. Reverse osmosis also removes cryptosporidium, a common parasite found in lakes and rivers. Cryptosporidium infection leads to stomach cramps, fever and diarrhea.
Below are some of the elements the reverse osmosis process removes.
A reverse osmosis water filter system helps cut down on bottled water consumption, a huge benefit. Approximately 18 billion plastic water bottles end up in a landfill every year. They decompose slowly, requiring 450 years to decompose. And, when they do decompose, they decompose in pieces that can pollute waterways and contaminate soil.
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