Water filters with reverse osmosis – what is it?

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Flow filters are one of the ways to filter water at home. They gain great popularity next to jugs and filtering bottles, equipped with filters with a carbon refill.

Flow filters have a functional, simple and solid construction can be mounted individually or in any configuration directly on the water supply pipe – both in homes and in apartments. They have excellent purifying features and are characterized by high filtration efficiency. A suitable set of filters allows obtaining the desired effects, e.g. a filter with an ion-exchange resin protects household appliances against scale, and the nitrate filter absorbs harmful nitrates from field fertilization and leaking cesspools (recommended for homes with their own water intake and farms). As it consumers, only the individual components are replaced.

Taking into account the fact that the osmotic membrane can be quickly consumed by chlorine, iron, hydrogen sulphide or bacteria, it is worth using a preliminary sediment filter and a preliminary carbon filter. As a result, impurities caught by pre-filters will not clog our osmotic membrane. In case the water is very hard, you can also use water softening filters, which also has a positive effect on the life of our filter. To achieve the best filtering effect, it is recommended to place filters in the centre, for example, a dishwasher wheel, a washing machine, and washbasins. We obtain maximum filtration efficiency by mounting a polypropylene filter at the beginning and end of each configuration.

Reverse osmosis filters use a process that occurs naturally in living organisms. Reverse osmosis is effective in removing or significantly reducing the very wide spectrum of contaminants. Among all available technologies used for water treatment in domestic applications, it guarantees the most effective cleaning of water. Reverse osmosis removes particles as small as single ions from the water. The holes in the osmotic membrane are about 0.0005 microns in size (bacteria have a size of 0.2 to 1 micron, while viruses from 0.02 micron to 0.4 micron).