The ordinary water often contains many contaminants that pollute it in a big way. Different methods are used to purify the same to make it drinkable for the human beings. The local municipal administrations often fail to provide complete solutions to treat the water in effective manners. That’s why many of the citizens prefer to install their own treatment systems for treating the water to free it from pollutants that are much harmful for human health.
Reverse Osmosis System
Dating back to the 70s, this particular water-purifying system was first introduced in North America. This system involves use of pressure that pushes the water through a semi-permeable membrane popularly known as reverse osmosis. It helps out in eliminating the contaminants that are filtered out from the water. The drinkable water contains the smaller particles while large ions and molecules are left in one section of the treated water. The harmful pollutants that make the water polluted include arsenic, lead and nitrates etc that are removed with the help of the Reverse Osmosis System. It may be noted that this method may consume about one-half of the available space below the sink. Meant for cold water the RO system needs to be prevented from any sort of damages.
Candidly, such systems cost a huge amount. As such they need to be maintained well. Following tips can be of great help in this regard –
It is strongly recommended to get the incoming water properly tested before its use for various purposes including drinking. Proper chemical analysis of the available water in the locality should be got done and the relevant test reports must be obtained. This can be got accomplished through the municipality offices or other concerns that are engaged in water handling. Even the water obtained from private wells should be got tested by the relevant labs or other such concerns. The ordinary water often contains certain harmful minerals that pollute it. Getting it tested can save the RO systems from being damaged.
The pressure tank, the biggest part of the RO system meant for holding the treated water must be kept in upright position. This is necessary to prevent any leakage. Moreover, it should be placed in an area with normal temperature as the water may freeze during cold seasons if it is placed in a moisturized place. Sufficient elbow room is good for change of filter cartridges.
Avoid washing, showering or cleaning
Generally the RO systems are able to produce about one gallon of water within two to four hours. As such the users must refrain from washing, cleaning or showering etc. Doing so may require a great quantity of water for which the ordinary systems may not work well and may be affected in adverse manners. Purchasing the large sized or many
Generally the RO systems are able to produce about one gallon of water within two to four hours. As such the users must refrain from washing, cleaning or showering etc. Doing so may require a great quantity of water for which the ordinary systems may not work well and may be affected in adverse manners. Purchasing the large sized or many water treating systems may cost too much. As such it is wise to use the treated water only for drinking and making foods etc.
Use of activated carbon filters
We observe that the source water often gives foul smells like the one from rotten eggs or petroleum products. It is due to the chemical that is contained in water. The chemical gets converted into gas at higher temperatures. Use of activated carbon filters is good in this regard.
Check water pressure
It is worth noting that the membrane in the RO systems can tolerate only a limited level of pressure of the incoming water. This pressure going beyond such limits can result in cracks and other damages to the membrane. As such monitoring the water pressure must be done after frequent intervals and maintain the same to the desired levels only.
Silt, sand and other harmful minerals in the source water may do great damage to the membrane. Likewise, slime, petroleum and bacteria are also much harmful. As such these problems must be discussed with the RO system suppliers and necessary solutions may be asked from them.
Installing such water-treatment systems is undoubtedly a costly affair. There ore they must be saved from any damages and other harmful features. This can be ensured by following the above simple tips that are much helpful in maintaining these systems for prolonged periods.