A How-To Guide to Choosing Types of Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System
Essential Services understand how vital filtered water is for your food service business. Filtered water creates better tasting products and keeps your equipment from being bogged down by mineral build-up which causes scale, abrasion, and corrosion. The filtering system that reduces the most contaminants is reverse osmosis, and we are here to help you choose the option that is right for you.
What is Reverse Osmosis?
Before you can understand reverse osmosis, you need to understand osmosis. You are probably familiar with it from high school biology. Osmosis the movement of water through a semi-permeable membrane which allows water through but not salts and minerals. If the concentration on both sides of the membrane is equal, the system is in equilibrium, and the water molecules will meander back and forth through the membrane.
When the concentration of salts and minerals are not equal on both sides of the membrane, the water molecules will move to reach equilibrium. Water will travel to the saltier side to equal out the concentrations. For example, if a cell is put in salt water, water will leave the cell to create balance, and the cell will shrivel. If a cell is put in freshwater, water will enter the cell causing it to burst.
Reverse osmosis works against the natural movement of the water. Remember that water wants to travel to the side with the higher concentration but in reverse osmosis water is forced through the membrane leaving the salts and minerals on one side and pure water on the other. Because it goes against the concentration gradient, it requires energy, and it is the basis of desalinisation plants.
Choosing a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter
When choosing a reverse osmosis water filter, you don’t want to skimp on quality because it will cost you in the long run. Poorly made ones will require more frequent filter changes and are more likely to give you impure water and leaks. You can be confident our types of reverse osmosis water filters are high-quality and can handle the demand of your business or home use.
We offer a unique reverse osmosis water filter system for all your specific needs, and we focus on providing high quality Everpure brand filters. For example, we offer systems for coffee makers and steam ovens. We also have a variety of systems from which to choose for your home. The filters are rated by the volume of water it can filter in a day, and our knowledgeable staff can help you determine which size will suit your needs.
A quality reverse osmosis water filter will save you money whether it is for commercial or residential use. For example, it protects your food service equipment from being damaged by hard water so repairs and replacements will be less frequent. Your customers will love your products when prepared with filtered water. At home, you will save money on expensive bottled water, and you will be doing your part in reducing waste. If you have any questions about which water filter system best suits your needs contact Essential Services.