Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and itâ€™s wonderful to see the heroic relief efforts of individuals and the large-scale aid that has been arriving since the Tropical storm hit. Â
There was also a big-hearted offer from Blackwater Draw Brewing Company, promising that affected residents could collect as much water as they needed. Â But this isnâ€™t regular water â€“ itâ€™s reverse osmosis water, used in the …
Reverse osmosis water units are important in survival situations or in war zones where the usual water infrastructure has broken down, for example.Â The idea is that dirty water is pumped through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes salt, some bacteria and other contaminants.
Want the Good News First?Â
The good news?Â It works.Â Nearly everything is removed from the water.Â The bad news?Â That includes the good stuff — the elements we need our drinking water to contain.
Thatâ€™s not a problem in the very short term.Â However, drinking reverse osmosis water as our main source of hydration carries a real risk of denying our bodies the essential minerals we need to thrive.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 24, 2016 12:00 pm
We really hope that youâ€™re all enjoying our â€śHow Does an Ionizer Compare to…â€ť series as much as weâ€™re loving putting it together!Â We try to be as big on information as we are broad, so hopefully you feel as though youâ€™re getting a clear picture and enough pointers to make an informed decision.
With that in mind, weâ€™re going to take a look at a well-known alternative to an ionizer â€“ a reverse osmosis system.
Weâ€™ve written about Reverse Osmosis (RO) water here before, and truth be told, it hasnâ€™t always been in exactly glowing terms.Â In short, RO water is entirely free of vital minerals, so while itâ€™s great in an emergency, drinking it frequently, over any significant period of time, can actually cause harm.
Bringing Dead Water Back to Life?
But hereâ€™s an interesting thing.Â Reverse Osmosis water can be revived from itâ€™s somewhat â€śdeadâ€ť state by flowing through an ionizer. RO water is clean, but devoid of goodness.Â Running clean Reverse Osmosis water through your ionizer Â will re-mineralize and stabilize the water, making it safe and good to drink, …
Posted by: William Poole On April 30, 2016 9:00 am
Reverse osmosis. Itâ€™s a fancy scientific term to describe a process of water purification, but most people probably donâ€™t know what reverse osmosis (RO) actually is.
That, in itself, is an issue because without understanding the process it is difficult to see the disadvantages of reverse osmosis. After reading this, you will understand that reverse osmosis water is not safe for human consumption long term, nor for the environment.
What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis is a process of removing contaminant from source water by applying pressure and running the water through a series of artificial, semi-permeable membranes. It is used around the world for many different water purification purposes.
At home RO machines are commonly used to â€śimproveâ€ť …
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a method of producing clean, drinkable water from seawater, brackish water or any kind of water that contains impurities that untreated, renders it unsuitable for safe drinking.
It is produced by pumping water through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes undesirable elements such as salt, effluent, bacteria and particle matter.Â Excellent, right?Â Well, yes and no.Â Letâ€™s take a closer look.
Whatâ€™s in RO Water?
Not a lot.Â Almost everything gets removed.Â And that includes the good stuff.Â In order to make sure the toxic and undrinkable constituents donâ€™t make it into the drinking water, the minerals that your body needs also get filtered out. Â Short …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 23, 2016 9:00 am
A quick read about Reverse Osmosis water and it sounds greatâ€¦the water is filtered to remove any of the bad stuff, and what splashes into your glass is pure and clean liquid refreshment.Â Well yes, it is.Â But thatâ€™s all it is.Â Itâ€™s the watery equivalent of a wasteland.Â No life, no minerals. But you could manage without them, maybe?Â Take a supplement?
Well, yes you could, but the news about Reverse Osmosis water gets worse.Â Not only is it “dead” water, in that it doesnâ€™t deliver anything beneficial to your system except for simple hydration, but it is so mineral-deprived that it actually scavenges minerals from your body.Â …
Yesterday we looked at the way in which the process of Reverse Osmosis works to purify water.Â In a nutshell, this is how RO works: Â water is forced by pressure through a semi-permeable membrane that allows the water molecules to pass through but not larger molecules like iron, salts and minerals.
The final product is water that contains fewer impurities, but also has had all the important minerals and salts filtered out.Â As mentioned yesterday, many industries rely on non-corrosive RO water for use in the manufacture of their products.
Moreover, drinking water purified by this process requires that those minerals be reintroduced into the water to make it healthier.Â
What is Reverse Osmosis Water and is it better than Tyent Ionized Alkaline Water? Â That is an interesting question. We firstÂ need to describe what osmosis is before reversing it.Â
Osmosis is a process that occurs naturally in the world.Â When plant roots extract water from the ground or your kidneys extract water from the blood that is the natural process of osmosis.
Reverse osmosis or RO, is not a type of water.Â Reverse osmosis is the purification process by which regular water is transformed into water that has been purified by reverse osmosis.Â The concept and process itself is rather simple.Â
Water is introduced into a chamber that is separated from another …
If youâ€™ve just downloaded your free water report, youâ€™ve seen a list of the contaminants in your local tap water. But what does that mean for you and your family? And what are the best alternatives?
Research on water and hydration shows a few key facts about the differences between water, whether thatâ€™s tap, bottled water, reverse-osmosis water, or alkaline ionized water.
Tap water protects us from the mass contamination found in well water, which is an important advancement in water technology. But chemicals are added to tap water to do a number of things, like adjust the pH and remove contaminants (such as chlorine) to kill biological toxins.Â Though tap water is now regulated by the …