Every living being on this planet wants access to safe and clean drinking water. The best option for this is using a RO plant. One of the best water filtration technologies, the RO water plant, can provide purified drinking water. However, the different systems installed in a RO plant need to be maintained.
One of the most important of them is RO filters and RO membranes. You need to know that installing a RO requires maintenance and replacement from time to time. Timely replacement is essential for the 100% purified water that is good for health.
The replacement of RO filters and RO membranes costs around 80% of the total costs of a RO purifier. This is because the replacement constitutes the central part of the RO water purifier. If the filters and membrane of the RO plant are damaged or not of good quality, then we must say that you have compromised on the following things:
- 1. Access to safe, clean, and 100% purified water.
- 2. Increased life and quality of RO purification system.
- 3. Reducing the maintenance costs.
So, you must have been convinced why you should replace the filters and RO membrane. Now, let us understand the different kinds of filters present in the RO water purifier, how they are interconnected to RO membranes, and what is their expected life them? This article will also understand how the performance can be enhanced to work for a more extended period.
Factors to consider for replacing RO filters, and RO membrane
Before we move forward, some factors need to be considered for thinking about the best time to change RO membranes or filters. These factors are:
- 1.The hardness of the water or TDS level.
- 2.The amount of water used in purifying the water.
- 3. Level of impurities and contaminants present in the water.
The changing time of RO filters and especially RO Water membranes depend upon the above factors. Suppose the water is complex with many impurities present, then the frequency of changing the equipment gets faster.
Do you know the interrelation between RO water membrane and filter.? Let us tell you. RO water membrane is that vital part of the RO purifier that does all the work. The filters prepare the water by removing impurities and other substances that may damage the RO membrane. It is believed that if the filters are taken good care of and replaced timely, then the life of a RO membrane automatically enhances. How interesting is this?
Now, let’s come to the point of talking about the filters and then, subsequently, RO membrane.
The RO filters are either installed out of the RO system or inside the RO system. The filter installed outside is known as a pre-filter and requires maintenance after every 3-4 months. However, the replacement period is flexible since it depends highly on the water quality that passes through it.
The next comes to the filters that are installed inside a RO system. There are mainly two filters inside it. The first is known as the sediment filter and the other one as a carbon filter. The recommended period for its replacement is 6-12 months.
A sediment filter plays a vital role in removing sediment and dirt from the water. Interestingly, if the sediment filter is maintained correctly, then the carbon filter and RO membrane’s life get enhanced since it prevents clogging. The solid particles are already removed in the sediment filtration process.
Then the next filter comes is the carbon filter. Water from the sediment filter passes through the carbon filters (also known as activated carbon filters). This filter removes chlorine and other organic contaminants. It also helps in the removal of nasty tastes and odors from the water.
Chlorine in water can damage the RO membranes. Therefore it becomes necessary to pass it through carbon filters. Hence, extending the life of the RO membrane naturally. Carbon filters absorb all the organic contaminants and chlorine so that the water without damaging the Reverse Osmosis membrane can pass through it and then be more purified.
RO Water membrane
Now, here comes the essential part of the filtration process, i.e., RO water membrane. If sediment and carbon filters are adequately maintained, then the life of the Reverse Osmosis water membrane can be enhanced. If the water has a high TDS, then it may be required to replace frequently. However, if the quality of input water is good, and you have taken good care of sediment filters and carbon filters, then the RO membrane can last up to 5 years compared to the general year limit of 2-3 years.
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