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Reverse Osmosis Filter System

Water Treatment & Filtration with Reverse Osmosis Systems

If you’re interested in a reverse osmosis water filtration system, contact Florida water treatment company Perry’s Pump Repair LLC. We install, service and maintain reverse osmosis systems through North Florida and North Central Florida.

Don’t let the name reverse osmosis system intimidate you — it is actually just a simple and direct water filtration process. It has been used to convert seawater to drinking water using high-pressure pumps (water desalination process).

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Basic Components of an ROFS

  • Cold Water Line Valve: The water source for the RO system.
  • Pre-Filter(s): Water from the supply line enters the pre-filter first. There may be more than one pre-filters used.
  • Reverse Osmosis Membrane: The heart of the system. The most commonly used is a spiral wound.
  • Post filter(s): From the RO storage tank before going to the RO faucet, the product water goes through the post filter(s).
  • Automatic Shut-Off Valve: This valve block water from further entering the membrane. It stops the water production and stops water from flowing to the drain in order to conserve water.
  • Check Valve: The check valve controls the backward flow of product water which could rupture the membrane.
  • Flow Restrictor: Regulates the flow of water through the membrane. This control enables the system to get the highest quality drinking water.
  • Storage Tank: Where the filtered water is stored. The pressurized tank can hold up to 2.5 gallons of water.
  • Faucet: The RO unit has its own faucet which is typically installed in the kitchen sink.
  • Drain Line: Used to discard the impurities removed from the tap water.

These are usually the same components for every brand and model.

How a Reverse Osmosis Filter System works

A reverse osmosis membrane is able to remove very minute impurities and particles, leaving water that is safe to drink. In the household, the ROFS removes dissolved impurities in the water by putting the tap water through a membrane which allows water to pass, but not the solids or the impurities. The solids and impurities are separated and washed out down the drain.

Reverse osmosis filter systems may look alike because they have the same basic components and they all function the same way. The difference lies in the quality of their reverse osmosis water filters and membranes. Higher quality filters and membranes can filter smaller particles. This difference has a major effect on the quality of the water produced by the system. Fewer impurities are produced by better water filtration systems.

Benefits of Having an ROFS

Household drinking water purification systems like the ROFS have been universally used for purifying water for cleaning, drinking and cooking.

Compact reverse osmosis water processors can be purchased for personal water purification. These water processors can be used by people who live in rural areas with no access to clean water or those who prefer to dig a well instead of using city water. Some travelers on long boating, fishing, or island camping trips, or in countries where the local water supply is polluted or substandard, use reverse osmosis water processors coupled with one or more ultraviolet sterilizers.

When to Replace Your Reverse Osmosis Filter

Testing your well once or twice a year may be safe, but having it tested most often is safer and more beneficial, especially if you are in a region subject to intense seasonal changes or severe weather conditions like we experience in Florida.

For the best water filter, contact Perry’s Pump Repair LLC, your Florida water treatment company.

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