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Reverse Osmosis: How does it work?
The function of RO is to purify water by removing dissolved salts, particles, bacteria, molecules and minerals that are present.
The process works by forcing a highly-concentrated solution at high pressure through a semi-permeable membrane. Particles are trapped by the membrane and pure water emerges the out other side. To find out more and see a diagram depicting the process, take a look at the full blog on our website.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants are one of the main water purification systems we provide at Excel Water. They are used by food and drink producers, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and metal finishing companies, to name a few. It's important for these businesses to use RO systems during manufacturing processes as water that isn't treated properly contains particles that can be harmful to the end products they supply.