Reverse Osmosis makes the water safe for drinking purpose. It removes all the harmful bacteria and other contaminants from the water and makes it safe for human consumption.
RO is a type of purifier among the three main types of purifiers along with UV (ultraviolet) and UF (ultra filtration). However only the RO water purifier can remove metal particles like arsenic, fluoride, lead, chlorine, nitrates and sulphates.
WHAT IS RO WATER PURIFIER SYSTEM?
It is a type of water purification system that moves water molecules through a semi-permeable membrane. As a result, only water molecules can pass through the membrane, leaving behind the dissolved salts and contaminants. Therefore, RO purified water is free from all the harmful bacteria and dissolved contaminants too. It is suitable for all water types, especially hard water and water with high TDS levels.
MAINTENANCE OF RO WATER SYSTEM
- Read and Follow the User Manual
The first and the foremost tip for effective maintenance of the RO water purifier is to read and follow the guidelines given in the user manual. The common errors and solutions are mentioned in the manual itself.
- Change Filters of RO as per their maintenance schedule
Timely replace the membrane and filters is the most essential requirement for maintenance of RO water filter. DO you wonder, Why is it necessary to Change Filters and Membrane?Filters and membranes have to replaced periodically because the contaminants from water get deposited on the filter surface.
- Proper cleaning and sanitization
There very high chances of microbial contamination if the water stored for too long. The first sign of microbial contamination is the foul smell and taste.
- Check for Leakages
One should immediately inform the technician if they notice any leakage in the system for the repair. Leaks and drips lead to unnecessary wastage of water too.
Just like everything, RO water purifier has its own merits as well de-merits, and while it may have some negative health effects over long terms, it cannot be called as very dangerous for human consumption.
Talking about the merits of RO water, firstly the membrane of RO purifier is a non-chemical, non-residue leaving, physical process of removal of contaminants from water. The removal of contaminants is dependent on the size of the pores in the RO membrane. Due to its very small size (of the order of 0.001 microns) the membrane is capable of removing practically everything from water, giving highly purified water. This water can also used for surgical and pharmaceutical purposes.
Reverse osmosis is a highly economical and efficient way of obtaining drinking water from sea through desalination. Other methods like distillation are highly energy intensive, for desalination.