Another look at reverse osmosis water purifiers
Reverse osmosis water purifiers were originally developed for the printing industry, which required filtered water that looked more like distilled water than filtered water. When this cold water gained traction in the industry, it was quickly marketed as filtered water. Reverse osmosis has been around for quite some time.
However, the popularity of RO water purifiers has declined significantly. Compared to other purifiers on the market, the system itself is much smaller. The limitations of reverse osmosis have contributed to its failure as a household purification system.
Reverse osmosis water purifiers purify water. But they also clean the metals in the water. On the other hand, they do not remove chlorine. A reverse osmosis system alone is not a good water filtration system.
Reverse osmosis water purifiers waste a lot of water. Every gallon of water wasted costs 4 gallons of water, which makes it poor at saving water in this day and age where water can be scarce. A reverse osmosis system is inefficient and will waste a lot of water.
It takes time to filter the water. Reverse osmosis water purifiers take approximately 3-4 hours to complete the filtration of a gallon of water. This means that at the end of the day you will run out of purified water. If you take a reverse osmosis system that is designed for commercial use and try to modify it for home use, it will not work well.
Reverse osmosis water purifiers do not filter anything lighter than water, so some pesticides remain in your drinking water. How frustrating to realize that, after all, we are drinking pesticides. A reverse osmosis system, not designed for domestic use, does not filter chlorine.
When it was first introduced, it sounded great and several people bought it for their homes. Unfortunately, advertising only helps if the product doesn’t work as, it should and you are disappointed, the advertising is just lip service and nothing more.
The water produced by reverse osmosis water purifiers can be compared to distilled water with many pesticides added to it. If you do, no one will want to swallow the mixture. So why would anyone want to drink water from a reverse osmosis system?
Reverse osmosis water purifiers work if the filters are clean. When the filters get a little clogged, they stop working and the expensive reverse osmosis system fails and it takes a long time for it to do its job of filtering your water. Why would you want such a fragile system that requires constant attention?
In general, a reverse osmosis system does not work as advertised. Even if it were free, it would not be a wise investment. However, reverse osmosis water purifiers are very expensive and consume water, which increases the cost of use. Why buy such a system?