Contaminants Removed by Reverse Osmosis Water Purification

What an RO system does

Installing a reverse osmosis water purification system can eliminate many concerns over your household water quality?

Contamination can be a serious problem. The crisis in Flint, Michigan, the more recent lead problem in Newark, New Jersey and the fact that similar situations continue to hit the headlines tell us that anyone can have dangerous contaminants in their water.

Fortunately, a reverse osmosis (RO) system, which forces every drop of water though a semi-permeable membrane, can effectively trap many different types of contaminants.

Biological Contaminants

Experts call organisms in the water supply biological, microbial or microbiological contaminants, or they may be referred to as microbes. Examples of biological contaminants that a reverse osmosis water purification system can remove include:

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Legionella
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses

Chemical Contaminants

Naturally occurring and man-made elements and compounds that compromise water quality are considered chemical contaminants. Examples of problematic elements and compounds that can be removed with an RO system include:

  • Arsenic
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nitrate
  • Fluoride

Disinfection Byproducts

Disinfection byproducts are organic, inorganic and chemical substances formed during the water disinfection process. Examples of byproducts that can be eliminated with a reverse osmosis system include:

  • Bromate
  • Chlorite
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Total trihalomethanees (TTHMs)

Physical Contaminants

Physical contaminants are generally not hazardous – they primarily affect the water’s appearance and physical properties. That said, these impurities can have a significant impact on the taste, smell and quality of a household’s water supply. To remove contaminates, a high-quality RO system includes two to four additional filters that can remove sediments and particulates.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System

When you consider the cost per glass, an RO system is one of the most affordable water purification options available. The components are highly durable, and the system requires very little maintenance. Invest in one, and it’ll pay for itself quite quickly, as buying bottled will be a thing of the past for your family.

You can choose to install an RO system under your kitchen sink or basement. And if you like, the system can connect to your refrigerator and ice maker.

After installing a high-quality reverse osmosis water purification system – like those we offer here at Kinetico Utah — your family will have a safe, clean and delicious supply of drinking water.

The vast improvement in the safety and quality of your household drinking water supply is reason enough to install an RO system, but you’ll love the convenience of enjoying tasty and refreshing water straight from the tap. A reverse osmosis water purification system is a valuable addition to any home. For more information, contact Kinetico Utah and schedule a free consultation today.

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