What happens in an RO water purification system?
Reverse Osmosis system contains an automatic-shut valve either incorporated into the semi-permeable pump or as a standalone component. So, it produces waste water whenever it is producing pure water, until the RO faucet is closed and the storage tank is completely full.
Remember, while the RO faucet dispenses water relatively quick into our cups, the RO purification process takes time and the system produces water to refill the storage tank relatively slowly. Talking of conventional purifiers, the rate is about 50 gallons per day, which calculates down to 1 gallon every 30 minutes. But, the number can be increased when the pressure is lower, water is colder, and the TDS level is high. Therefore, a properly functioning RO system will not run all the time; it will however run for a good number of hours if you draw out a few gallons of water.
So, by now we’re clear that the amount of water wasted and the clean water produced are highly proportional. Before we can understand what is coming out of the system, it’s important that we know what is going into it -
All water production figures (purified or wasted) are calculated at 77 °F, 70 psi and 250 ppm NaCl input load. A system won’t work in a pressure lower than 40 psi. Also, water temperature impacts the performance as much as the water pressure does. Therefore, in conventional water purifiers, more waste water and less purified water is produced in winter, than in summer.
What’s the ‘No Water Wastage’ alternative?
But no more! KENT’s innovative patented technology offers water purifiers with zero per cent water wastage through computer controlled processes. These processes are responsible for ensuring that the RO membrane is washed automatically, thereby saving more than 50% of the total water intake and recovering it in the form of purified water.
The remaining rejected water, however, is stored in a separate 'Rejected Water Tank', which can be utilized for other purposes like washing utensils, gardening, mopping the floor etc. Therefore, the net water wastage is ZERO!
KENT Supremeis the latest offering by Kent, one of India’s most trusted water purifier brands, which uses this amazing and thoughtful technology. Moreover, the computerized auto flushing feature works to improve the membrane’s life. These technologies are fully automatic and are programmed to keep the membrane clean, working at regular intervals, and also preventing the wastage of excess water. Finally, the level sensors help ensure that the water purifier is shut off automatically when either of the tanks in the purifier is full.
What are the potential uses of water discharged from water purifiers?
The water discharged out of water purifiers should be, first of all, collected and not allowed to flow into the drain. This water is similar to water from any alternate source, with same qualities but only with slightly elevated concentrations of dissolved chemicals as well as minerals.
KENT’s dedicated storage tank for waste water helps maintain sanitary conditions during storage and transfer, making it perfectly fine to use for laundry, dishwashing, flushing toilets, vehicle wash, in decorative fountains, and for watering plants.
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