Posted: August 24, 2020
A great feature of an under-sink Reverse Osmosis water filtration system is that it comes with its own faucet. Your regular kitchen sink faucet can be used for washing dishes and cleaning while the separately installed RO faucet can be used for drinking water, cooking with purified water, and rinsing glasses clean. Remember, RO water is softened water, even though there may not be a water softener installed in the house water line. That’s a great perk to keep your glasses free from hard water spotting!
Another important detail is that the supply of water available for use equals the water volume in the RO pressure tank. The flow rate of the faucet is approximately 1 gallon per minute. This means the water can run out in three minutes if you have a three gallon RO tank and you fully open the RO faucet. You would need to wait until the RO processes fresh, filtered water and the tank pressurizes again. It typically t
What is whole house reverse osmosis?
Reverse osmosis or RO, as it is commonly referred to, is the process of purifying water with the use of a permeable membrane to remove unwanted substances from the water. These substances range from contaminants, chemicals, minerals, and impurities. This process is used to turn poor quality water into
Posted: September 28, 2019
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What are Microplastics?
Microplastics are considered plastic particles 5mm (5000 microns) in size or less. Plastic particles are in wide use in industries such as cosmetics, ion-exchangers in some water filtration systems, air blasting technology, tires, etc. Microplastics are divided into two classes: Primary microplastics are in their original form, and secondary microplastics are smaller pieces derived from breakdown of primary microplastics. Microplastics have a very long degradation process that contributes to buildup in the environment.
Are there health concerns with Microplastics?
Posted: August 06, 2019Categories: Importance of Filtering Water
Substances Reverse Osmosis Technology Struggles to Remove
Nidia K Trejo
Reverse osmosis (RO) was first commercialized at UCLA in the 1960s. Now it is used throughout the world at the advanced, end stages of water treatment. The quality of water output from these RO systems is high. This makes the water safe enough for people to drink and can be pure enough for use in industrial processes.
RO effectively removes dissolved salts that can contribute to water hardness as well as metal ions like lead and mercury. The pore size of RO filters enable proper removal of protozoa, bacteria, and viruses from water. The pores are an order of magnitude smaller than nanofilters and three
Posted: August 01, 2019
Instructions for Installing the FC-1400 Pump Retrofit Kit for Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Aquatec Pressure Booster Pump Qty 1
- Pump Transformer Qty 1
- High Pressure Switch (Tank Shutoff) Qty 1
- Elbow ¼" Stem x ¼" Tube Qty 2
- Elbow ⅜" Stem x ¼" Tube Qty
Water hardness is measured by the amount of calcium and magnesium minerals in water. Within the water quality improvement industry, Grains per gallon (gpg) is the most common method for designating the water hardness. Lab reports may express hardness using parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/L). Multiply the grains per gallon by 17.1 to get the equavalent ppm or milligrams per liter.
The Water Quality Association breaks down water hardness into the following categories:
Soft: < 1 gpg (<17.1 mg/L)
Slightly hard: 1 to 3.5 gpg (17.1 to 60 mg/L)
Moderately hard: 3.5 to 7.0