Clean Drinking Water For Your Family

You want the cleanest drinking water for your family, especially if you have young children. You also don’t want water that is very hard. Hard water is so full of minerals that it lays down limescale that clogs up your plumbing pipes, shortens the working life of your water-dependent appliances and leaves your clothes dingy when they come out of the washing machine. The solution may be a filter.

What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis works through a process called diffusion. With diffusion, the water molecules in water full of contaminants pass through membranes and filters to a tank of fresh water. This can happen because the membranes in a reverse osmosis system are around about one quarter of a micron thick and block everything that has a molecular weight larger than 100 grams per mole. A micron is one millionth of a meter, and the water molecule is a small molecule, weighing only 18 grams per mole. Because of this, it can pass easily through the filter’s membranes while heavier molecules and atoms are left behind. This not only blocks such poisons as lead, arsenic and pesticide, but blocks dangerous viruses and bacteria. These pathogens are much larger than most molecules.

Reverse osmosis systems not only block contaminants but purifies the water and adjusts its pH so it is not too acidic or too alkaline. It does this by passing the water through sand or charcoal or by pumping it through a deionizer. Ions are considered impurities, and a deionizer is made up of tiny beads of resin that carry a positive or negative charge to help remove them from the water. A company such as Chicagoland Water Conditioning & Purification Inc. is pleased to offer reverse osmosis drinking water systems Long Grove IL.

Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Systems
The benefits of reverse osmosis systems are many. They guarantee you and your family safe, crystal clear drinking water whenever you turn on the faucet. The fresh water won’t deposit lime scale on your appliances or your plumbing, which will keep them in good working order for years.

Reverse osmosis is now cost effective. Older systems used to waste water as it purified the fresh water coming into the home, but technology has reduced this greatly. The system only needs to be serviced once a year to clean it, and as it does not rely on harsh chemicals, it is environmentally friendly.

 

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