1. The first stage your water filters through is a 5 micron pre sediment filter. This filter helps protect your new Reverse Osmosis (RO) system from the damaging effects of sediment (dirt and debris) build up, which can also change the taste of your drinking water. The pre-filter system filters out particles as small as 5 microns in size and filters down to 20 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
2. Your water then filters through a 5 Micron Carbon Block Filter, which is made from coconut shell carbon creating cleaner, better tasting water. Because of the unique pore structure of this carbon, it is well-suited for Chlorine and chemical adsorption, including VOCs, TOCs, pesticides, and other contaminents reducing chlorine and chemicals that contribute to taste and odor. This filter also provides particulate filtration and extended life as a fine sediment filter. This solid carbon block filter meets NSF/ANSI Standard 53, Turbidity Reduction.
3. The next filtration stage is the 100 GPD membrane, which is certified to NSF/ANSI 58 for the reduction of Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium (Hexavalent), Chromium (Trivalent), Copper, Turbidity, Fluoride, Lead, Radium 226/228, Selenium, and TDS.
4. Lastly, your water is filtered through an enhanced carbon filter. Chlorine does not adhere to carbon, instead it creates a chemical reaction that alters the chlorine molecules, converting them into a chloride. Many water treatment plants use chloramine to disinfect water because it’s a stable compound and does not dissipate like chlorine or create by-products like trihalomethane. However, chloramine makes water taste and smell bad. Chloramines are more difficult to remove than chlorine, so enhanced carbon is used. When chloramine hits the carbon filter, the carbon breaks the ammonia from the chlorine and turns it into chloride.
5. Your water then exits the Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration system at a 1:1 product rejection ratio, which means for every clean gallon of water the filters produces, it only discharges 1 gallon of water. Many Reverse Osmosis systems waste 5+ gallons of water for every clean gallon produced. This is one of the most “green” RO systems on the market and the reason we call it the RO Water Saver.