Reverse Osmosis Filter Systems
Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration is one of the most popular and best water filtration methods available.
Is your tap water safe?
The quality of the water we do have may not be as it should.
Last year, parliament’s Housing Committee issued a report which found that water in 18 governorates,
including Alexandria, Giza, North Sinai and Assiut, is polluted to the degree that it is unsafe to drink. According to the Egypt State of the Environment Report of 2005,
the four sources of pollution to our water sources are sewage, factories, agricultural draining water and waste.
HOW REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEMS PRODUCT ME?
your water will flows first through a carbon pre-filter, which removes organic contaminants including chlorine and its by-products.
Next, it enters the reverse osmosis membrane, a very tight, sheet-like filter, that allows water to pass but rejects dissolved solids like sodium and impurities like lead and arsenic. Some of the water entering the unit is used to cleanse the membrane surface and flows to the the kitchen drain pipes.
The purified water is stored in a small storage tank until it is needed. When the ledge faucet mounted on the sink is opened, the purified water is forced by air pressure through another carbon filter, which gives it a final polish and from there to the ledge faucet.
IS RO SYSTEMS REMOVERS ALL SALTS AND MINERALS FROM WATER ?
Reverse Osmosis (RO) removed more than 90-99.99% of all the contaminants including minerals from the drinking water supply
RO removes minerals because they have larger molecules than water.
The subject of minerals and RO created controversy and disagreement among water and health professionals.
The World Health Organization (WHO) made clarification that majority of healthy minerals are needed for human body is from food or dietary supplementary sources and not from drinking tap water.
In addition, minerals found in water can be harmful to human health. The evidence is strong that calcium and magnesium are essential elements for human body (WQA, 2011). However, its a weak argument to suggest that we should make up this deficiency through water consumption (WQA, 2011).
Tap water presents a variety of inorganic minerals which human body has difficulty absorbing (Misner, 2004).
Their presence is suspect in a wide array of degenerative diseases, such as hardening of the arteries, arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, glaucoma, cataracts, hearing loss, emphysema, diabetes, and obesity.
What minerals are available, especially in “hard” tap water, are poorly absorbed, or rejected by cellular tissue sites, and, if not evacuated, their presence may cause arterial obstruction, and internal damage