The Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System That You’ve Been Waiting For!
by Dr. Jonathan Doyle |
While it’s exciting to move into a new home, the decision regarding which home appliances to choose can be a confusing one. However, what is certain is that you will need a reverse osmosis water filtration system.
Get to know about reverse osmosis water filtration systems by considering the following questions:
- Why do you need to buy a water filtration system?
- Should you go with a tank design or a tankless design?
- Do you need an ultrafiltration system or a reverse osmosis system?
- Which parameters of the RO water filtration systemshould you focus on?
- What is the best RO water filtration system in 2020?
1. Why do you need to buy a water filtration system?
Water is the source of life and an essential part of metabolism. However, it can also exert great pressure on the environment.
Generally speaking, the reasons for buying a water filtration are as follows:
Firstly, some places have low-quality water that is discolored or that has suspended impurities. There might also be limescale when the water is boiled.
If you want to know whether the quality of your water is up to standard, you can buy a TDS meter. If the TDS value is over 250, a water filtration system can improve the quality of your drinking water.
Of course, if you don’t have a TDS meter, you can determine the quality of your water based on whether limescale develops when the water is boiled or whether the water has an unpleasant odor. An RO system that can display TDS in real-time is very useful.
Secondly, you probably have certain needs in terms of your drinking water. Here are a few examples: 1) You cannot drink bottled water in a timely manner; 2) You need pure water to ensure quality and taste while you’re making juice or baking; 3) You want to consume pure drinking water.
Thirdly, you have a baby at home. Newborns can suffer from diarrhea because their gastrointestinal development is not complete. A high-quality water filtration system can not only help newborns drink healthily but also improve the quality of drinking water for the whole family.
2. Should you go with a tank design or a tankless design?
Some RO systems have a tankless design. The reasons for getting a tankless model include its high-quality membrane and better filtration performance.1. Composite filters. 2. Fast water flow.
There are still water filtration systems with tanks on the market. However, a design with a tank takes up a lot of space.
Therefore, many brands have started to produce RO systems without tanks. An RO system with a tankless design has an attractive appearance. The fresh, filtered water can be consumed directly and will not breed bacteria.
On the other hand, RO systems usually have a very fast flow rate. When you are choosing a reverse osmosis system, you will see descriptions like 50 GPD, 75 GPD, and 400 GPD. These represent the total amount of water that the reverse osmosis system can filter in an ideal state. In addition to meeting large demands for water, the Waterdrop RO system has a fast flow rate. The 400 GPD reverse osmosis water filtration system can filter one liter of water per minute, which means you can get a glass of pure filtered water in just 12 seconds. All in all, you don’t need to worry about the flow rate of tankless reverse osmosis water filtration systems.
3. Do you need an ultrafiltration system or a reverse osmosis system?
▼ With a pore diameter of 0.0001 micrometers, the reverse osmosis membrane requires applied pressure to remove heavy metals, fluoride, viruses, bacteria, limescale, and TDS.
▼ The ultrafiltration membrane has a filtration accuracy of 0.1 micrometers, which can remove macromolecular substances such as bacteria and colloids but cannot remove inorganic salts and heavy metals in water.
Ultrafiltration retains minerals and cannot remove harmful heavy metal ions in water. The water produced by reverse osmosis is pure, completely free of all harmful substances. You can choose the one that is suitable for you based on your location. For the best water purification performance, it is recommended that you buy a reverse osmosis water filtration system.
4. Which parameters of the RO water filtration system should you focus on?
The size of a water filtration system is an essential feature, especially for small apartments. Most reverse osmosis water filtration systems are designed for use under the sink instead of on the countertop. For small kitchens, space utilization is very important.
Besides, when a water filtration system has a water flow rate that is less than 400GPD, it usually has a water tank that occupies a lot of space. If that’s the case, a garbage disposal unit can’t be installed under the sink. So, to avoid trouble, be sure to figure out the size of the water filtration system and its main accessories.
A compact water filtration system that does not take up much under-sink space is an excellent choice. Compared to a traditional RO system with a water tank, it is both beautiful and space-saving.
Gallons Per Day (GPD)
The flow rate of a water filtration system is usually counted in GPD. Currently, the flow rates of mainstream reverse osmosis water filtration systems are 50GPD, 75GPD, 100GPD, 400GPD, 500GPD, 600GPD, and 1000GPD. The flow rate per minute is converted into liters, as shown in the table below.
To reduce the wait time, a water filtration system with a water flow rate of less than 400GPD often has a water tank. Consumers may not realize the differences between 400GPD and higher flow rates. There are both advantages and disadvantages. The price of an RO system with a slow flow rate is much lower than that of a system with a fast flow rate. However, recontamination and space occupation caused by the presence of an additional water tank can create headaches. Therefore, it is recommended that you buy an RO system with a flow rate of over 400GPD. Especially for families that cook daily, there is no need to buy a cheap RO system and expose themselves to the risk of unhealthy drinking water.
Many manufacturers pay special attention to the drain ratio. For example, there are drain ratios of 1:1, 1.5:1, 2:1. Many factors influence the drain ratio, such as water flow rate, water temperature, water pressure, salt concentration, and so on. The drain ratio is also related to the recovery rate, which directly influences the drain ratio. If the recovery rate is high, the drain ratio is low, and vice versa.
There is a slim chance that a reverse osmosis water system will produce a large amount of wastewater, or that its RO membrane will have a short service life. When the RO membrane works, there is a huge difference between the solute concentration of both sides of the membrane. If the water quality is terrible and the solute concentration difference reaches a certain value, the RO membrane will precipitate substances with low solubilities in water, such as calcium carbonate and magnesium sulfate, to improve the recovery rate. However, these soluble substances will block the RO membrane and affect service life.
Therefore, you must consider the above factors before you buy a water filtration system. By the way, wastewater is not necessarily toxic; it just contains too much salt. You can use it to mop the floor, wash vegetables, or flush the toilet.
5. What is the best RO water filtration system in 2020?
Waterdrop Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System is one of the best water purification products in the United States. It is the first smart RO system with composite filters and tankless design in the U. S. market. Using RO filtration technology with an accuracy of 0.0001 μm, this RO system effectively removes 1,000+ contaminants, such as TDS, chlorine, taste and odor, chloramine, sediment, and so on. The 1:1 drain ratio is more economical and environmentally friendly. Waterdrop RO system is an innovative, all-in-one, intelligent water purification system.
It also avoids secondary pollution due to its tankless design. With a width of 5.7 inches, it takes up very little space. Because of its faster water flow (400 GPD), the system can filter a cup of water in about 12 seconds. Therefore, you can enjoy clean water without waiting.
If you would like more information, you should always feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our team of professionals is ready to provide you with the answers you need so that you can drink water safely and enjoyably.