Welcome to the forpura Learn Centre. It’s here that you’ll find everything there is to know about Reverse Osmosis water and the Reverse Osmosis under-counter system itself.
If you’re on the lookout for a filtration system that can provide you with clean drinking water for your home, then an under-counter domestic reverse osmosis system is exactly what you need. Not only is it one of the most popular filtration systems but it’s one of the most effective filtration systems available too. The following information won’t only provide you with answers to commonly asked questions, but will also provide you with a number of facts, broken down into digestible bite size chunks. If after reading …show more content…
Well, when your homes own water pressure pushes the water through the membrane, and subsequent sediment and carbon filters, the impurities are simply filtered out once again and flushed down your drain. All you’re left with is delicious, clean, crisp tasting drinking water. To gain this result, many RO systems, including our own, adopt a 4-5 stage filtration process and you may be interested to learn that it’s by no means a new system either. In fact, reverse osmosis was actually first used back in 1977 and since then has become increasingly popular because of it’s safe, cost-effective …show more content…
Auto shut off valve – to help conserve water, the system actually has an auto shut off valve. When the storage tank’s full, the auto shut off valve kicks in to prevent anymore water entering the membrane and blocks the flow to the drain too. Once water’s drawn from the faucet however, the pressure in the tank drops and the shut off valve immediately opens, sending more water through the membrane with the process repeating all over again.
7. Check valve – something known as a check valve is located at the very end of the RO membrane housing. This prevents backflow of treated water from the storage tank as this could rupture the membrane.
8. Flow restrictor – water flowing through the membrane is controlled by something known as a flow restrictor in order regulate the flow rate. This is required to maintain the highest quality drinking water. The flow restrictor can also help maintain pressure on the inlet side of the RO membrane. Without additional pressure from the flow control, the amount of drinking water produced would be very little. This is simply down to the fact that water will automatically take the path of least resistance and immediately flow down the drain line. You’ll often find the flow control in the drain line tubing.
9. Faucet – all RO systems have their very own faucet, usually installed on the kitchen sink. While some areas have plumbing regulations which require an air gap faucet, non-air gap models are much more