Articles in Category: Membrane

This is how we think a person should go about changing their RO Membrane.  Click here to Watch!

Answer: A CTA (Cellulose Triacetate) membrane is a paper by-product membrane bonded to a synthetic layer. Due to its cellulose composition, a CTA membrane requires chlorine in the water source to keep bacteria from forming on it. A CTA membrane has a rejection rate of between 85 – 94%. CTA membranes have an average life […]

Answer: R.O. Membrane – Turn the water off at the inlet saddle valve (or supply valve) and open the RO faucet to drain the storage tank. When the storage tank has been emptied, close the RO faucet. Next, close the valve on the storage tank. Disconnect the tubing going into the end of the membrane […]

Answer: Sediment Pre-Filter – It is best to change a sediment filter every 6 months to a year (more frequently when there is a high level of dirt and rust present in the water). Carbon Pre-Filter – It is best to change a carbon filter every 6 months to a year. Proper pre-filter maintenance will […]

Answer: 1. Cold Water Line Saddle Valve: Saddle Valve that fits onto the cold water supply line. The saddle valve has a piercing needle that penetrates into the cold water line to supply the water for the RO system. 2. Pre-Filter (s): Water from the cold water supply line enters the RO pre filters first. […]

Answer: DI Cartridges and In-line DI Filters: Deionization removes ions (heavy metals or salts) dissolved into the water. RO membranes: Membranes remove bacteria, virus, metals, salts (ions). Carbon Filters: Carbon block filters absorb chlorine, chemicals and filter particulate matter. Sediment filters: Sediments filter out particulate matter only. The top quality water purification system is built […]

Answer: Anyone concerned about the quality of their home drinking water — particularly if they notice taste or odor problems or are aware of high levels of dissolves minerals in their water supply — should consider an RO system.  Additionally, RO systems often are recommended for immune-comprised individuals who could be especially susceptible to infection […]

Removal of TDS is the primary use for Reverse Osmosis systems. Consumers do not want nitrates, fluoride, arsenic, drugs, heavy metals and the list goes on in their drinking water. So Where do all of these contaminants come from: 1. Some dissolved solids come from organic sources such as leaves, silt, plankton, and industrial waste […]

Answer: Our high quality Reverse Osmosis systems use a process known as crossflow to allow the membrane to continually clean itself. As some of the fluid passes through the membrane the rest continues downstream, sweeping the rejected contaminants away from the membrane and down the drain. This prevents contaminants from backing up against the membrane […]

Answer: The filters of your RO system should be changed periodically.   In general, both the pre- and post-filters should be replaced about every six months, or at least annually; however, the maintenance schedules may vary due to local water conditions, the quality of water being filtered and if you have other water pre-treatment such as […]