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Looking for reverse osmosis alternatives?

Reverse osmosis is a popular type of water filtration in America. It is used for both residential and commercial water filtration. Reverse osmosis is great because it is easy to maintain, removes impuritiessaves money, and improves the taste, odor, and look of water. 

Reverse osmosis systems do have a few disadvantages though:

  • RO systems remove naturally occurring minerals which are beneficial to health. It leaves water with an acidic pH and “flat” taste that some folks do not like
  • During the purification process, 2 – 25 gallons of water is flushed down the drain (wasted) for every gallon of RO water produced
  • Compared to a whole house water filter system, reverse osmosis systems take too long to filter water
  • Systems that have a storage tank need to be sanitized regularly – they’re notorious for bacteria growth
  • Reverse osmosis does not work well in low water pressure situations

Alternatives to reverse osmosis

If those disadvantages have you curious about what reverse osmosis alternatives there are, you should consider ultrafiltration.

Ultrafiltration purifies and disinfects water. It has a very high effectiveness removing protozoa, bacteria, and viruses (over 99.99%). Ultrafiltration reduces bacteria, cysts, viruses, silt, colloids, silica, clay, iron, sand, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), chlorine, chloramines, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, lead, trihalomethanes (THMs), methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), and more

There is zero waste water, and no storage tank or electricity required to operate. This breakthrough system lets you easily flush (clean) the membrane of collected contaminants meaning you don’t have keep buying replacement filters or membranes as often (with no drop in water quality).

All of the ultrafiltration systems below are a great alternative to reverse osmosis.