West Carolina Water Treatment

How does reverse osmosis work?

This process is called “reverse” osmosis because the pressure forces the water to flow in the reverse direction (from the concentrated solution to the dilute solution) to the flow direction (from the dilute to the concentrated) in the process of natural osmosis. RO removes ionized salts, colloids, and organic molecules down to 0.0001 microns. You […]

What is reverse osmosis?

Reverse osmosis, sometimes shortened to the acronym RO, is a filtration process that produces very pure drinking water. A reverse osmosis system forces water, under pressure, through a semipermeable membrane and a number of other filtration steps. A typical RO system has a pre-filter designed to capture larger particles, chlorine, and other substances; a semipermeable […]