Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and itâ€™s wonderful to see the heroic relief efforts of individuals and the large-scale aid that has been arriving since the Tropical storm hit. Â
Reverse osmosis water units are important in survival situations or in war zones where the usual water infrastructure has broken down, for example.Â The idea is that dirty water is pumped through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes salt, some bacteria and other contaminants.
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The good news?Â It works.Â Nearly everything is removed from the water.Â The bad news?Â That includes the good stuff — the elements we need our …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 24, 2016 12:00 pm
We really hope that youâ€™re all enjoying our â€śHow Does an Ionizer Compare to…â€ť series as much as weâ€™re loving putting it together!Â We try to be as big on information as we are broad, so hopefully you feel as though youâ€™re getting a clear picture and enough pointers to make an informed decision.
With that in mind, weâ€™re going to take a look at a well-known alternative to an ionizer â€“ a reverse osmosis system.
Weâ€™ve written about Reverse Osmosis (RO) water here before, and truth be told, it hasnâ€™t always been in exactly glowing terms.Â In short, RO water is entirely free of vital minerals, so while itâ€™s great in an emergency, drinking it frequently, over any significant period of time, can actually cause harm.
Bringing Dead Water Back to Life?
But hereâ€™s an interesting thing.Â Reverse Osmosis water can be …
Posted by: William Poole On April 30, 2016 9:00 am
Reverse osmosis. Itâ€™s a fancy scientific term to describe a process of water purification, but most people probably donâ€™t know what reverse osmosis (RO) actually is.
That, in itself, is an issue because without understanding the process it is difficult to see the disadvantages of reverse osmosis. After reading this, you will understand that reverse osmosis water is not safe for human consumption long term, nor for the environment.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a method of producing clean, drinkable water from seawater, brackish water or any kind of water that contains impurities that untreated, renders it unsuitable for safe drinking.
It is produced by pumping water through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes undesirable elements such as salt, effluent, bacteria and particle matter.Â Excellent, right?Â Well, yes and no.Â Letâ€™s take a closer look.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 23, 2016 9:00 am
A quick read about Reverse Osmosis water and it sounds greatâ€¦the water is filtered to remove any of the bad stuff, and what splashes into your glass is pure and clean liquid refreshment.Â Well yes, it is.Â But thatâ€™s all it is.Â Itâ€™s the watery equivalent of a wasteland.Â No life, no minerals. But you could manage without them, maybe?Â Take a supplement?
Yesterday we looked at the way in which the process of Reverse Osmosis works to purify water.Â In a nutshell, this is how RO works: Â water is forced by pressure through a semi-permeable membrane that allows the water molecules to pass through but not larger molecules like iron, salts and minerals.
The final product is water that contains fewer impurities, but also has had all the important minerals and salts filtered out.Â …
If youâ€™ve just downloaded your free water report, youâ€™ve seen a list of the contaminants in your local tap water. But what does that mean for you and your family? And what are the best alternatives?
Research on water and hydration shows a few key facts about the differences between water, whether thatâ€™s tap, bottled water, reverse-osmosis water, or alkaline ionized water.
Tap water protects us from the mass contamination found in well water, which is an …