Reverse Osmosis is one of many types of water filtration system that can be used to purify and clean water. The reverse osmosis system is dependent upon solute concentration, pressure and water flux rate that involves a diffusive mechanism, whilst filtration involves straining or size exclusion therefore offering two very different processes for purifying water. Reverse Osmosis is renowned for removing the salt in seawater.
Healthier Drinking Water
Drinking clean, safe water is essential to the well being of us all and wherever possible we should be sure of the quality of our supply, in that it is important to consider even your mains water supply as recently there have been claims in research carried out that drinking water from plastic bottles and also tap water encourages the body to generate and ultimately intake fat.
Reverse Osmosis enables the filtering of the water to be pure and free of molecules that encourage the body to take in more fat. This, if 100% correct is a fantastic discovery that may provide consumers with a better and more informed choice of which water they should drink.
Reverse Osmosis in the Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2013
There are millions of people across the globe that have a shortage of water that is clean and safe to drink and is fast becoming more of a world wide issue within not only the poorest countries but for citizens amongst the richest countries in the world.
According to the World Economic forum, Reverse Osmosis is to be emerged with other technologies in order to make sea water purification affordable and more importantly, a sustainable process.
Reverse Osmosis allows for the filtration of sea water by itself although this process used alone is not sustainable, as the energy and resources required are simply too high and too costly, at present. The emergence of improved technologies within the field of reverse osmosis is believed to have the potential for reducing energy consumption by up to 50% or even more.
What Will Become of Reverse Osmosis Technology?
When Reverse Osmosis becomes a more sustainable and viable approach to water filtration you can expect to see systems being installed in all parts of the world. The development of new technology will ideally lead to a reduction in costs and increase the ability for people even in developing countries to benefit! Many millions of lives would in theory be saved whilst also creating a better standard of living for people in developing countries.
However, would using the reverse osmosis process and the emergence of technology for cleaning and the filtering of sea water, allow for more accessible drinking water for people within developing countries? Theoretically the process would work and would help save many people’s lives and provide a better standard of living.
Guaranteeing a clean, quality source of water has been a headache of man for thousands of years, could Reverse Osmosis hold the key? Watch this space!