Reverse Osmosis Applications

So by now we know what reverse osmosis is and how it works.  We also know the basics about the RO membrane and about the different types of reverse osmosis systems out there.  So of what use is all of this if we don’t actually know about its applications?  Not a lot.  So now I want […]

Reverse Osmosis Membrane – The Basics

Reverse osmosis membranes, also called thin-film composite membranes (TFC), are membranes made specifically for water purification.  Thin-film composite membranes are made out of a material called polyamide, which is a semi -crystalline polymer.  Polyamides have excellent mechanical properties.  They are tear-proof and abrasion resistant, very strong and very resilient, but at the same time stretchy and […]

Reverse Osmosis Water – Is it distilled?

Yes, yes it is.  Next question.  Just kidding.  Let’s elaborate.  First, lets define what is distilled water. Distilled water is water that is devoid of minerals.  It is obtained by a process called distillation, in which water is boiled.  The steam from the boiled water, which is just water, since all the minerals are heavier […]