Commercial and industrial RO - Reverse Osmosis water filters, from Royal Springs are ideal low cost solutions for treating bore water for organic farming and other uses where clean water is of importance.
These Reverse Osmosis systems work by pressuring water up against a semi-permeable membrane that stops contaminants from passing but allows clean water to get through. Both health-related contaminants such as lead and asbestos-as well as many aesthetic contaminants that can affect the taste, colour and odour of water are reduced or eliminated by the reverse osmosis system.
Reverse Osmosis systems produce high-quality water perfect for use in drinking, cooking and making ice cubes. The low mineral content of Reverse Osmosis –treated water also makes it ideal for use in steam irons, car batteries and humidifiers.
Today, more than 70 percent of Australians say they are concerned about the quality of their home water. A Reverse Osmosis system is an effective means of producing liters of fresh water at a fraction of the cost of premium-bottled water.
How does reverse osmosis work?
Osmosis is the natural tendency for water of a lesser concentration (containing few dissolvent particles to pass through a semi-permeable membrane and dilute water of a higher concentration containing more dissolved particles). Eventually, the fluid concentration on both sides of the membrane is equalised.
Reverse Osmosis, as its name implies, is the reversal to the natural flow of osmosis. By applying pressure to the water solution of higher concentration (the incoming water), the flow of liquid is reversed. Under these conditions, the membrane still rejects the contaminant, but allows the fresh cleansed water to pass through.
The purified water is collected, and the contaminants are flushed away. The process, originally designed to make sea water drinkable for the Navy, removes sodium as well as lead, arsenic, nitrates, asbestos, and a range of other contaminants from household drinking or bore water.