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What Does Reverse Osmosis Do for Purified Water?

Have you heard about reverse osmosis systems for water, but aren’t sure exactly what the process does or the benefits it provides? If you’re looking for purified water that not only tastes delicious and is crystal clear but that you can feel good about drinking, continue reading to find out about more about the process of reverse osmosis.

What is reverse osmosis?

Reverse osmosis, commonly referred to as RO, is a type of filtration process. Untreated water, like salt water or tap water, flows through a semipermeable membrane and carbon filters.

The membrane filtration technology enables the water to flow through the filter, but leaves behind salt, chemicals, minerals and other impurities—resulting in highly purified, healthier drinking water that’s free from potentially harmful contaminants and also tastes great.

The purified water is then stored in a small storage tank, ready and waiting to be enjoyed.

What are the benefits of a reverse osmosis system?

Contaminated water and its potentially negative effects on health have been – and continue to be – a large public health concern. Drinking water that’s been purified through a reverse osmosis system is a great way to ensure the water you and your loved ones are drinking on a daily basis is free of many unwanted chemicals and contaminants.

The special membrane in reverse osmosis filters out many of the microscopic organisms and heavy metals that are present in drinking water. Primo Water’s Purification Process, for example, removes or significantly reduces the presence of chlorine and chlorine by-products, bacteria and parasites, heavy metals (including lead and mercury), trace levels of pharmaceuticals and many more contaminants.