Reverse Osmosis System
People are becoming more and more aware of the importance of good clean healthy drinking water, and with this they are starting to understand that the combination of the purity of a reverse osmosis system and the amazing benefits of the alkaline, ionized water is as close to “perfect water” as we can get!
In the past this has been very difficult to do this for a variety of reasons. Our technical water experts here at AlkaViva have solved the problem of combining these two very different, yet outstanding water technologies. Now we are proud to offer both perfectly clean and perfectly healthy drinking water for you and your family!
Works perfectly with your water ionizer!
Your Reverse Osmosis System:
Osmosis is the process of water passing through a semi permeable membrane in order to balance the concentration of contaminants on each side of the membrane. A semi permeable membrane is a barrier that will pass some particles like clean drinking water, but not other particles like arsenic and lead.
Reverse osmosis uses a semi permeable membrane; however, by applying pressure across the membrane, it concentrates contaminants (like a strainer) on one side of the membrane, producing crystal clear water on the other. This is why RO systems produce both clean water and waste water that is flushed from the system. This reverse osmosis system also utilizes both carbon block filtration technology and pH balancing re-mineralization filtration technology, and can therefore provide a higher quality water than carbon filtration systems alone.
Your system is a five stage RO which is based upon separate treatment segments within the one complete water filtration system. These stages are as follows:
|Stage 1 – Sediment filter, recommended change 6-12 months.||The first stage of your RO system is a five micron sediment filter that traps sediment and other particulate matter like dirt, silt and rust which affect the taste and appearance of your water.|
|Stage 2 – Carbon filters, recommended change 6-12 months.||The second stage contains a 5 micron carbon block filter. This helps ensure that chlorine, chloramines and other materials that cause bad taste and odor are greatly reduced.|
|Stage 3- Membrane, recommended change 18-24 months.||Stage three is the heart of the reverse osmosis system, the RO membrane. This semi permeable membrane will effectively take out TDS, Hardness & Sodium and a wide range of contaminants such as Percholate, Chromium, Arsenic, Copper, Lead as well as Cysts, such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Because the process of extracting this high quality drinking water takes time, your RO water treatment system is equipped with a storage tank and a permeate pump to decrease tank fill time.|
|Stage 4- Re-mineralizing filter, recommended change 6-12 months.||Stage four is an in-line re-mineralizing filter which will restore important minerals (that were lost during the first three stages) back into your water.|
|Stage 5- Carbon in-line filter (also called Taste & Odor filter), recommended change 6-12 months.||The final stage is an in-line granular activated carbon (GAC) filter also called a Taste & Odor filter. This filter is used after the water storage tank, and is used as a final polishing filter providing the best tasting water.|
Note: Filter & Membrane life may vary based upon local water conditions and/or use patterns. Generally stages 1, 2, 4 and 5 should be replaced after 1,000 gallons whereas stage 3 should be replaced after 2,000 gallons.