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How Does Reverse Osmosis Work? October 2, 2019

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How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?, Wappinger, New York

An effective water filter is a key component of a healthy home. While there are many water filtration systems on the market, reverse osmosis models are becoming increasingly popular due to the many benefits. This guide will break down how reverse osmosis works and why this process improves your home’s drinking water. 

What to Know About Reverse Osmosis

How Does It Work?

Osmosis is a process in which a solvent moves through a semipermeable membrane. In the case of water, this liquid moves from a low-concentration solution to a higher concentration until the molecules are equalized. Reverse osmosis is the opposite. During this process, pressure is applied to the water, pushing it through a semipermeable membrane and several filters. The smaller water molecules make it through the membrane while larger contaminants and other particles are rejected. This process results in cleaner and fresher tasting water. 

What Makes This Technique so Beneficial?

reverse osmosisReverse osmosis filters use a semipermeable membrane, as well as layers like carbon and sediment filters, to ensure that your water is safe to drink. This process will remove substances like chlorine, chloramine, mercury, lead, and sediment. Your water will also taste better when it’s free of components like these. However, be sure to work with a professional water filtration company, as they can recommend specific products for your family’s water needs and ensure the system works properly to remove harmful compounds. 


If you are interested in a reverse osmosis water filter for your home, contact the team at The Water Source. Located in the Hudson Valley, NY, these professionals have more than 25 years of experience installing quality water filtration and water softener systems. They also serve commercial clients, ensuring that their water supply is safe for employees and customers. Once you have your new system installed in your home, you can enjoy their maintenance plans. Visit them online to view a full list of their services, or call (845) 297-1600 with any questions.

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