How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work? Well, we’re glad you asked.

Reverse Osmosis uses what is called a MEMBRANE, to split the water from its contaminants and send all the purified water into a storage container or a glass for drinking. ​​

The membrane is semi-permeable, which means water molecules can pass through it while acting as a barrier to dissolved solids. The pores of a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter are much smaller than the pores of a general Benchtop or Under Sink Water Filter.

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Pictured Above: Reverse Osmosis Membrane for RO4000

Our Buyers Guide To Reverse Osmosis contains more on How Reverse Osmosis works, a detailed explanation of the stages of filtration, and a breakdown of different types of Reverse Osmosis Water Filters for various home situations.

What Contaminants Does Reverse Osmosis Remove?

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Reverse Osmosis Water Filters remove THE MOST contaminants of all types of water filters:

  • Fluoride 93.6%
  • Lead 98.6%
  • Chlorine 95%
  • Copper 98.5%
  • Selenium 97.9%
  • Total Dissolved Solids Reduction 90.8%
  • Cadmium 99.1%
  • Arsenic 88.0%
  • Chromium Cr 6 96.4%
  • Turbidity 99.1%
  • Barium 96.3%

Just to name a few.

To learn more about Reverse Osmosis, please visit our page What Is Reverse Osmosis?

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