Do you know what is in your drinking water? Contaminated and polluted drinking water sources can cause serious health concerns, but many people don’t realize how easy it can be to protect themselves from dirty water.
Enter reverse osmosis, an affordable process that removes dangerous contaminants from your drinking water more precisely than other filtration methods. Read on to learn how reverse osmosis works, why it is the best choice for filtering contaminated water, and where to start with Office H2O.
What is Reverse Osmosis (RO)?
Reverse osmosis is a highly efficient method of purifying water by using pressure to push the fluids through a semi-permeable membrane. This process eliminates harmful substances like bacteria, metals, salts, and other contaminants from the water to make it drinkable and safe for consumption. The reverse osmosis process also benefits industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and medical-grade pure water production. It is an effective solution for filtering almost any liquid and making it safe for various purposes.
Why Should You Be Concerned About Contaminated Water?
On February 3, 2023, a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed near East Palestine, OH. Several cars containing vinyl chloride were released into the surrounding environment during the derailment. Vinyl chloride is a known carcinogen linked to liver cancer and other serious health issues. The chemical can affect air quality and contaminate soil and water sources.
The fear with any train derailment is that chemicals may enter bodies of water or seep into groundwater supplies near where the accident occurred. This could lead to serious health dangers for those living in the area who rely on local water sources for their drinking water needs. Even small amounts of certain chemicals can cause significant harm when ingested over time. As millions prepare to protect themselves, we think it’s important people understand the benefits of an RO system and why this may be the best protection out there.
How Reverse Osmosis Works
The derailment in Ohio has caused significant concern among residents living near the site. As a result, businesses in the region should take steps to ensure their water supply is clean and free from pollutants.
Reverse osmosis systems are designed to filter out impurities like vinyl chloride and other hazardous chemicals. Every bottleless water and ice cooler from Office H2O houses a multi-step filtration process that includes either a single RO filter or a dual-RO process that further purifies water droplets, removing more impurities and contaminants.
Furthermore, the pre-carbon filters in our water coolers remove more chemicals, chlorine, and pesticides than any other filter out there on the market today. So, by the time water reaches the high-pressure RO membrane, water is ready to be purified from any other organic and inorganic material left.
Additionally, the holding tanks for our systems are sealed off from air contamination and are self-cleaning through the use of UV lights that further eliminate bacteria and algae growth possibilities. Needless to say, an RO system is always the best choice for clean, pure drinking water.