Reverse Osmosis Systems
Reverse Osmosis – How It Works
Technically, reverse osmosis (RO) is a process that occurs when water is forced through a membrane against the ‘solute concentration’ gradient (in other words, from an area of higher solute concentration to an area of lower solute concentration). To give you an example, imagine a semipermeable (permeable to some solutes, but not others) reverse osmosis membrane with fresh water on one side and a concentrated brine solution on the other side. If normal osmosis were to take place, the fresh water would cross the reverse osmosis membrane to dilute the concentrated solution. However, in the process of reverse osmosis, pressure would exerted on the side with the concentrated brine solution to force water molecules across the reverse osmosis membrane to the fresh water side (further diluting the already ‘fresh’ water, also known as water purification).
Viridian Water Systems is capable of supplying reverse osmosis systems ranging in product water flow rates from 0.5 GPM to upwards of 250 GPM. Please see a few of our supplier’s most popular RO systems below:
Recently, we have installed a number of commercial and industrial reverse osmosis systems in some of the following cities: Brampton, Nobleton, Caledon, Orangeville Mississauga, Georgetown / Halton Hills
Reverse Osmosis Water Systems
Over the last few decades, increased competition and higher levels of manufacturing efficiency have resulted in significantly less costly RO membranes. For that reason, amongst others, reverse osmosis is quickly becoming the water purification method of choice throughout the world. With our ever-growing population, demand for safe drinking water as well as the technologies that produce it is projected to continue to increase in proportion.