Understanding Reverse Osmosis Systems
How do reverse osmosis systems work? Essentially, the process of reverse osmosis employs a semipermeable membrane to separate water from any contaminants present. This membrane has tiny holes and pores that allow only water molecules to pass through. With pressure applied, the water crosses the membrane, leaving behind unwanted contaminants. These contaminants are then directed towards the waste line, resulting in clean, purified water, also known as permeate.