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Saturday, August 23, 2008
Many of you may have heard of reverse osmosis.. The process is best known for its use in desalination. Desalination is the process of removing salt from seawater to get fresh water. Reverse osmosis has also been used to purify fresh water for medical, industrial and domestic applications since the 1970s. Reverse osmosis also has a use for your personal water filtration needs. It is important to obtain some basic knowledge on the reverse osmosis process.
Reverse osmosis is a separation process that uses pressure to force a solution through a membrane that retains the solute on one side and allows the pure solvent to pass through on the other. The membranes used for reverse osmosis have a dense barrier layer in the polymer matrix. The membrane is designed to allow only water to pass through. Throughout the country household drinking water purification systems, which include a reverse osmosis step, are commonly used for improving water for drinking, cooking, laundry and other household situations.
Portable reverse osmosis water processors, like the Crystal Quest Portable 3-Stage Reverse Osmosis System,, work effectively. Portable reverse osmosis processors can be used by people who live in rural areas without clean water, away from city water pipes. Rural people may filter river or ocean water themselves. Marine aquarium enthusiasts commonly use reverse osmosis systems. Interestingly enough, law in European countries does not allow reverse osmosis systems.
As mentioned above, the Crystal Quest Portable 3-Stage Reverse Osmosis System, is perfect for your water purification needs. This system provides safe, pure high quality drinking water. Using reverse osmosis technology, the system has the capacity of up to 50 gallons per day. This system is perfect for homes, office, apartments, RV’s, and laboratory use.
The system runs in 3 stages. In stage 1, water travels through a sediment filter cartridge that removes 99.99 percent of microbiological cysts, cryptosporidium and Giardia. In stage 2, water passes through a granulated active carbon (GAC) cartridge. GAC is universally recognized and widely used as an effective adsorbent for a wide variety of organic contaminants, such as chlorine (99.9%), chemicals linked to cancer (THM's, benzine) pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, volatile organic compounds, hundreds of other chemical contaminants that may be present in water that cause bad taste and odors in your drinking. In stage 3, Water travel through 50 GPD TFC Reverse Osmosis membrane, which removes lead, sodium, cyanide, ammonium, mercury, bromide, cadmium, trivalent chromium, radium, magnesium fluoride, nitrates, nitrites and more.
by: Chris Tracey