Reverse osmosis water filters offer many benefits, including health, economic, and environmental benefits. They are one of the best sellers in water filtration. Although they do provide benefits, there are two significant problems with the filters.
Osmosis is, when a solution which is low is forced through a semi-permeable membrane to a solution with a higher concentration. Osmosis reverse is the process where osmosis is started, stopped, and finally reversed. The end result is that the contaminants are trapped on one side of the membrane while pure water is the other side of the membrane.
These filters are very effective in the elimination of a number of over 2,000 known contaminants and poisons.
A disadvantage of these filters is the process itself. While they are very effective in removing contaminants and more than 2,000 known poisons, they also remove important minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium. The solution to this problem is for consumers to ensure they get these minerals through diet or supplementation or other natural water filters that prevent this known issue.
Another disadvantage is that reverse osmosis is an extremely slow process. If a more immediate need, this filter system cannot be an option. There is no real solution to this problem except perhaps improving the current technology.
The economic benefits include reducing the load of bottled water. In the long run, the initial cost of the filter system very well is worth it as the cost per gallon is much less than bottled water. Health benefits include disease prevention, reduction or elimination of learning disabilities in children and congenital malformations. Skin and hair becomes softer and healthier. Environmental benefits include a smaller amount of plastic are produced. There is also a large reduction in the amount of plastic bottles filling our landfills.
Reverse osmosis water filters are effective in purifying the water. They remove some important minerals and can be obtained from food or supplements. They are very popular sellers in the industry.