Beausejour Reverse Osmosis
Residential & Commercial Reverse Osmosis Systems
Ordinary water filters use a screen to separate only particles of dirt and sediment from the raw water source. Reverse osmosis employs a semi-permeable membrane that removes not only particles but also a very high percentage of dissolved contaminants, molecule by molecule, from
your raw tap water. Your system will deliver pure, bottled water quality water to a faucet conveniently located at your kitchen sink or any other designated area.
The reverse osmosis membrane element consists of several thin layers or sheets of film that are bonded together and rolled in a spiral configuration around a plastic tube. As the raw water passes across the surface of the membrane, only pure water molecules are allowed to pass through and collect in the tube, while all other mineral and contaminant molecules are rejected and washed from the surface of the membrane to the drain.
Reverse osmosis was originally developed to make drinking water from seawater and the RO membrane is very effective in reducing sodium levels normally found in ground water or softened water. This is particularly important for those with restricted sodium diets. Reverse osmosis membranes will virtually eliminate most chemicals, bacteria, viruses and parasites such as Cryptosporidium from the water.
How Reverse Osmosis Works
Our reverse osmosis systems use either 4 stages or 5 stages of treatment to produce your drinking water. The raw tap water first flows through a carbon filter and 5-micron particle filter to remove chlorine, chemicals, dirt, rust and other sediment. The third stage is a 1-micron sediment filter that is used to reduce very fine suspended particles (this stage is omitted in a 4 stage system). The fourth stage is the reverse osmosis membrane that separates most dissolved contaminants from the water molecules. The final stage is a block carbon filter that eliminates all remaining traces of taste and odour that the water may have absorbed from the holding tank or the plumbing system. The reverse osmosis system also includes a holding tank for the purified water, a faucet and the hardware and tube needed to complete the installation.
The combined filtering and RO processes in your system will remove more than 98% of many organic compounds, including THMs (chloroforms), DBCP, lindane, TCE (trichloroethylene), PCE (tetrachloroethylene), carbon tetrachloride and chlorine. Conservatively, Vectapure™ TFC membranes will remove the following percentages of contaminates: Barium 97%, Potassium 92%, Bicarbonate 94%, Radium 97%, Cadmium 97%, Selenium 97%, Calcium 97%, Silicates 96%, Chromium 92%, Silver 85%, Copper 97%, Sodium 92%, Detergents 97%, Strontium 97%, Fluoride 90%, Sulphates 97%, Lead 97%, PCBs 97%, Magnesium 97%, Insecticides 97%, Nickel 97%, Herbicides 97%, Nitrates 80%, Total Dissolved Solids 97%.