Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration

Reverse Osmosis is a filtration process similar to membrane filtration, with a few key differences.  Reverse Osmosis water filtration has many applications for industrial and commercial water filtration and processing including Desalination, Drinking Water Purification, Wastewater purification, and more. 


What is reverse osmosis and how does it work?  Reverse osmosis is the movement of water through a semi-permeable membrane intended to remove particles from the water as it moves through.  It is, as the name implies, the reverse of the normal osmosis process, in which a solvent naturally moves from an area of low solute concentration, through a semi-permeable membrane, to an area of high solute concentration, and it does this with no external pressure applied.  The principle is that the level of solute concentration will naturally even out on both sides of the membrane.  Reverse Osmosis, however, uses pressure to move water through a semi-permeable membrane, leaving the solute on one side of the membrane and allowing pure water to pass to the other side.  This means that if salt water, for instance, was filtered using reverse osmosis, as the water moved through the membrane, the salt would remain on one side of the membrane, and pure salt free water would pass through to the other side.



Because of the effectiveness and versatility of reverse osmosis filtration, RO technology is used in a variety of applications, both for personal and residential use, as well as commercial and industrial systems.  Below you will find just a few uses for reverse osmosis filtration technology. 

  • Drinking water filtration

  • Water and Wastewater purification

  • Harvested rainwater purification

  • Water Deionization

  • Dialysis

  • Food liquid concentration

  • Dairy product production

  • Car washing

  • Maple syrup production

  • Hydrogen production

  • Desalination

  • And more…

If you think that a reverse osmosis treatment system might be a viable solution for your water treatment needs, or you would like to speak to one of Purewater’s water filtration experts about your specific needs, contact us today to discuss your needs and determine the solution that is best suited for you. 



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