Could your business benefit from filtering its water through a Reverse Osmosis system? You’d be surprised at how varied a system’s application is. Installing a reverse osmosis water filter can help at least four different industries provide higher-quality products and/or services.
Some of these businesses may have been using standard softened water for years, completely unaware that there’s a better alternative. To understand the benefits of RO water, we’ll first need to learn how an RO filter works and what it does.
What is a Reverse Osmosis Filter?
Learning the process behind Reverse Osmosis begins with understanding a pressure known as “Osmotic Pressure.”
Osmotic pressure is created when a less-concentrated solution is adjacent to a higher-concentrated solution, separated only by a thin semi-permeable membrane. Under these conditions, the less-concentrated solution will always try to dilute the higher-concentrated solution.
Osmotic pressure occurs all around us, from the way trees and plants absorb water from the ground, to the way two liquids interact when cooking.
For instance, imagine you mix water with molasses. Because water is a less concentrated solution, it will always try to dilute the higher concentrated molasses when separated by a thin, semi-permeable membrane.
Reverse Osmosis filters create the opposite effect. The process forces tap water through an “RO membrane” with a pore size of one-ten-thousandth of a micron (a human hair is approximately 80 microns).
This process removes 85 to 90 percent of its initial chemistry – as well as 90 to 95 percent of microbial material – making it less concentrated on the other end. This product is far more pure than your standard softened water.
Now for the important question: What does all this science mean for you?
4 Businesses That Could Benefit From RO Water
1. Car washes
Ever wonder what makes a ‘spot-free’ rinse spot free? You have RO water to thank for that.
What you might not realize is that even softened water is filled with dissolved solids. Using this water to wash a car leaves spots behind after the water dries.
An RO filter removes all of the spotting chemistry, so when the water molecules evaporate off the car, nothing is left behind.
2. Grocery stores
If you want your vegetables to retain freshness for as long as possible, spraying them with tap water isn’t going to cut it. The purer the water, the longer the shelf life. That’s why grocery stores use RO water for the following reasons:
- Purified water dispensaries
- Vegetable misting systems
- Bread proofers
- Steaming units for vegetables
- Cut flowers (extends flowers’ shelf life by several days
3. Coffee shops
Any decent cup of coffee begins with good, pure water. On top of that, using RO water reduces maintenance on coffee makers themselves, as unfiltered, soft water can foul the equipment.
4. Bottled water producers
The vast majority of these companies depend on RO technology for pure, great tasting water. Here’s what the process looks like:
- Step One: Treat water with an RO system
- Step Two: Add calcium back in for taste
- Step Three: Ozonate water and bottle it
Don’t assume that using tap water is good enough for your business. If you’re involved in any of the industries we mentioned, installing an RO filter could boost business in ways you never realized.
We’ll do more than give you a quote—we’ll visit your site to analyze your industrial water needs.