Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration
Just about every advanced nation in the world provides various forms of drinking water treatment to it’s thirsty population. Many of the sources of water for these countries are very poor and unhealthy. Therefore specific types of water purification systems and processes have been developed in efforts to make the water safe for people to drink.
Most water treatment facilities have water purification systems that are required to treat large quantities each day, as much a 40 million gallons per day in large cities. To accomplish this means the heavy use of chemicals to solidify and change the color of the drinking water as well as highly toxic chemicals to kill bacteria, viruses and protozoa in addition to various filters. The treated water is then pumped through a series of underground pipes as it is delivered to the end user. This effectively compounds the issues since many of these transport pipes have been in place for decades and have deteriorated over time from varying degrees of corrosion, seepage, even disintegration and rust.
This has created a higher demand for good quality, clean drinking water. The rise in the popularity of home and commercial water purification systems has been primarily based upon the correct belief that these water supplies can both be improved in safety and taste.
There are basically two types of water treatment to perform this difficult task. The first being standard water purification filtration, with the use of a low micron sediment filters designed to trap solid particles and absorb some of the color. The second treatment are filters made of carbon in order to trap the organic chemicals such as chlorine and ammonia and improve the overall color and taste of the drinking water.
In some cases the water source is coming from an untreated location such as a well, stream or lake. This type of water source normally requires a more aggressive drinking water purification method, which is called reverse osmosis water filtration. Within most water purification systems, the filters are made from a material with pores the average size between 5 and 10 microns, which are microscopic size measurements. Any particle larger then this size will be trapped within the filter and removed from the water. With reverse osmosis water filtration systems, the filter has pores reduced to 0.0001 micron is size. This kind of water filtration system will produce pure drinking water, meaning water that is 99.999% clean of all impurities and toxins. This specific water filtration method is also used in desalination plants to remove salt and/or brackish water. On a large scale this method is very costly and only used where no other options are available.
While these water purification systems perform admirably on a large scale, there are some inherent problems in that they require constant high pressure to move the water through the systems and their filter membranes. This can be a wasteful method since only a small portion of the incoming water goes through the filter membrane while the rest goes out to waste, usually at a 70% waste to 30% product ratio. However, in the vast majority of cases, the users of Reverse Osmosis water filtration only use small quantities for their daily consumption needs.
Chem-Free Systems, Inc. has developed a way to minimize these drawbacks to make our water vending equipment with Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems more efficient and therefore more profitable. We have developed devices to be installed in our commercial drinking water vending machines that will minimize the waste to 50%, thereby increasing the available product amount to 50%. This makes our equipment some of the most profitable on the market.
Each water filtration system requires the use of a storage tank since making drinking water is a very slow process. Our water vending units have a 70 gallon tank and we can adjust the number of Reverse Osmosis water system membranes based upon your anticipated usage. Talk to Chem-Free Systems about your anticipated usage so we can get you what you need. There are a wide range of reverse osmosis water filtration membranes all rated by the amount of Reverse Osmosis (RO) water they will produce during a day. Typical household units are rated at about 5 gallons per day (gpd), which is the number of gallons that passes through the filter membranes. Our vending equipment with the RO water filtration uses low pressure filter membranes rated at 150 gallons per day, which will produce anywhere from 45-75 gallons of pure drinking water.
Customers who purchase water vending machines with reverse osmosis water filtration from Chem-Free Systems, Inc can further extend the life and profitability of their water vending units by performing regular maintenance on the units. Replacing the pre-filters on a regular basis will help keep the filtration membranes clean and functioning at maximum capacity. This would help prolong the overall life and profitability of the vending unit by several years.
Contact Chem-Free Systems, Inc today to discuss how we can help you turn water into cash with one of our profitable water vending machines with reverse osmosis water filtration systems.
By: Edward Gale