You asked and we shall tell. Electronic reverse osmosis may not be household words, but they are pertinent in certain circles. If you care about water purification technology, read on. In short, it’s a filtering system, plain and simple. Who doesn’t like clean water: mothers, fathers, kids, athletes, artists, you name it, we all want chemical-free hydration. It the modern way of life!
So how does it work? From a scientific perspective reverse osmosis will remove molecules and ions from liquid, even bacteria. While much of this stuff doesn’t kill us, we don’t want to take chances with our health. Bacteria be gone. Any device, especially electronic, should be used for the betterment of society. Right? Right. So here’s more of the story. According to the definition, a reverse osmosis system is used to overcome osmotic pressure to achieve potable water. Say what? It’s not mumbo jumbo, my friends. By means of a semipermeable membrane, this methodology reverses normal osmosis through the utilization of external pressure that alters natural flow. We don’t want to go into high and low solute concentrations and membrane pore sizes, lest we put you to sleep. It’s just that technology is so interesting and we can all benefit from its results.
So what’s the electronic component of this deal? It is just the way the process can be activated so we can have filtered water for cooking and drinking. That’s the goal. It is the power behind a filtering device that traps particles like rust and calcium carbonate. Some of the better systems have a second filter (aka membrane) for even smaller unwanted particles. A charcoal filter (or one made up of cellulose triacetate — some big words!) will nab the organic chemicals like chlorine. We can practically smell it upon hearing the word. A thin film composite membrane gets much of the credit for the reverse osmosis part, but if not, additional filters can quarantines and destroy what’s left. You may also find an ultraviolet lamp is used to sterilize escaping microbes. Get ‘em boys. When done right, not even a nano particle is left unscathed. They are trapped like prisoners in a mesh pen.
This implies that we want our water perfectly pure, and you can have it. You can put in a system if you like to be responsible for your own personal water purification (a noble goal) or buy bottles of it that have been treated with one at the plant. So for those who always wanted to know what was behind their daily guzzling, you now have the key!
By the way, portable electronic filtering systems are used in rural areas far from city pipes. Everyone needs clean water. You can use them traveling, boating, fishing, and camping. Reverse osmosis to the rescue. That’s our motto. Countries that are known for water pollution buys these in water processors in bulk. The big guns at the plants around the world use larger versions unless prohibited by law in the bottling of natural mineral water.