Reverse osmosis is basically the opposite of a naturally occurring osmosis process. In the osmosis process solvent molecules pass through a semipermeable membrane from lower to higher concentration region to equilibrate the solute concentration between the two sides. In reverse osmosis process also, a semipermeable membrane is used to filter water. The semipermeable membrane used in reverse osmosis process allows removing ions, molecules and other particulates from water to make it potable. Here, an external pressure is applied to reverse the flow from of solvent from higher concentration to lower concentration region.
Reverse osmosis process can be used to produce extremely purified drinking or potable water containing only certain minerals. Reverse osmosis systems are found in both industries and households. With rising demand for water with increasing population, numerous small scale reverse osmosis systems that can be used for household purposes are available in the market. These systems can be fitted with the tap water source in your sink and you will get purified water right out of it. So, to help you buy the best reverse osmosis system, we have listed some great reverse osmosis systems below with their brief review.
Home Master TMAFC Artisan – With 50 gallons per day output of fresh potable water this device is super easy to install and comes with very easy maintenance procedures. Adding a permeate pump with this system will provide you with less waste water and faster regeneration time. However, changing the filter in this system is a bit tricky. Also the quality of this system is not up to the mark resulting in leakage if not installed with utter care. Moreover, you may need to modify your sink before installing this reverse osmosis system in your house.
APEC Water High Flow 90 GPD – APEC Water High Flow comes with very sleek design and the output drinking water tastes even better. With output of 90 gallons per day, this reverse osmosis system is suitable for households that uses more amount of water than usual. This device is also more or less easy to install and provides you with hassle free maintenance. However, you may face some quality issues with this reverse osmosis system if not installed with absolute care. And before buying this device please check if it’s compatible with your sink, otherwise you may have to modify the sink before installing. And the pH of the output drinking water is found to be a little lower than advertised.
ISpring RCC7 – The iSpring RCC7 comes with easy but time consuming installation procedure. There are numerous parts that you have to assemble but all these parts come with very easy to follow instructions. With 75 gallons of potable water output per day, the taste of the water is even better than bottled water. The filters of this device is very much affordable, makes the maintenance of this system hassle free. Waste water produced by this system is pretty high, and the price of this device is on the higher side.
Apart from the devices mentioned above, there are many other reverse osmosis based water purification systems available in the market. Explore the products and buy that suits your budget and requirement and comes with easy maintenance.