Reverse Osmosis

Abby McGill

Explanation of the Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a process that forces a feed water stream containing dissolved impurities (salt and organics) through a semipermeable membrane into two separates stream one of removed solids ( concentrate and reject) and one of purified water, producing soft permeate water.

Materials used with the Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Membrane: The Reverse Osmosis membrane is the heart of the system. The most commonly used is a spiral wound of which there are two options: the CTA (cellulose tri- acetate) , which is Chlorine tolerant and TFC/TFM (thin film composite/materials) , which is not Chloine tolerant.

The effects it does on humans the environment and on the water

It helps us with the clean water we drink and bath in. We can water the plants with the water to help them grow. And to make food for us to eat.

How does it work

The reverse osmosis work by putting water in the the machine and then the machine would push the salty water and in the middle there is a a filter that takes the minerals out of the water to make it fresh water and the sends it out to places around the world.

The disadvantages of Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis water system contain virtually no trace of minerals out of the water that our body requires for are health.

Long Term Effects about Reverse Osmosis

Scientists and researches worldwide have repeatedly demonstrate that long-term consumption or Reverse Osmosis water (RO) water is bad for your health. Reverse Osmosis systems excel at removing water impurities.