Dental Surgery Reverse Osmosis Water Filters
For the most part, dental surgeries use water distillers to purify water that’s used in sterilisers or autoclaves, or for other medical activities carried out in a dental surgery. Water distillers feature a heat source and a condenser, and remove contaminants with a higher boiling point than water, such as heavy metals, minerals, or bacteria.
However, water distillers are not efficient against contaminants with a lower boiling point than water (e.g. chlorine), which means that these contaminants can transfer to the condensed water and further purification or pre-filtration might be needed. This is where dental surgery water filters come in, which produce medical-grade water at a faster rate and at a fraction of the cost of distilled water.
The most popular type of dental surgery water filters are reverse osmosis water filters designed specifically for dental practices. In this article, we take a look at the advantages of dental surgery reverse osmosis water filters compared to water distillers, with special focus on the Osmio BMB DG-105 Dental Surgery Reverse Osmosis System.
Advantages of Dental Surgery Reverse Osmosis Systems
Water distillers used in dental practices are notorious for being expensive and costly to maintain, nevertheless, water used in dental surgeries must meet rigorous safety standards to avoid cross-contamination of instruments and scale build-up on expensive equipment.
Dental surgery reverse osmosis water filters can be a viable alternative to the often costly and underperforming water distillers, and they come with the following advantages:
- Medical-grade purity water: Reverse osmosis filters designed for dental practices remove up to 99.99% of contaminants and water impurities including dissolved minerals, bacteria, chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, and more. Dental surgery RO systems are capable of removing even contaminants that water distiller systems don’t.
- Low to No Electricity Consumption: Water distillers bring water to a boiling point, which means that they require electricity to operate. RO filters, on the other hand, rely solely on water pressure, and most models require no electricity, which means reduced operating costs. Models that come with booster pumps or models featuring system status displays will require some electricity.
- Faster Water Purification: RO water filters provide a constant supply of demineralised water, which is available on-demand. Water distillers take more time to purify water and lag behind RO systems when it comes to purified water output.
- Comprehensive Water Purification: Although water distillers do a great job at purifying water, they’re not efficient against a number of contaminants with a boiling point lower than that of water (e.g. chlorine, VOCs). Thanks to the reverse osmosis membrane and activated carbon filter bed, this dental surgery water filter will remove these types of contaminants as well.
- Reduced Costs: Compared to water distillers, reverse osmosis water purifiers are reasonably priced, saving dental practices money on investment costs and maintenance costs.
- HTM Compliant: Dental surgery water filters are compliant with HTM requirements.
- Easy Maintenance: Water filters that rely on reverse osmosis water filtration technology require a one-time installation and periodic maintenance, which can be carried out without any help from a plumber.
Not all reverse osmosis systems are made the same, so when choosing one for your dental surgery or other medical field, it’s crucial that the RO system you choose meets the HTM requirements and has other certifications that may be required in your field.
BMB DG-105 Dental Surgery Reverse Osmosis System Review
BMB specialises in water filters that are easy to use and offer sub-micron level filtration. The BMB DG-105 dental surgery reverse osmosis water filter is a 5-stage system designed for dental surgeries.
Here are the features that make the BMB DG-105 a perfect choice for dental surgeries:
- 5-stage RO System: This BMB water filter features two sediment filters, a 0.5 Micron PP + Granular Activated Carbon Filter, a 75 GPD Reverse Osmosis Membrane, and a Mixed Bed Deionized Water Filter;
- Smart Water Capability: The built-in system tracker continuously analyses the performance of the water treatment unit tracking parameters such as water temperature, system errors, water consumption, filter lifetime, etc. Results are displayed on a panel, allowing users to monitor the performance of the system;
- 12-month Filter Lifetime: The first 4 filters of the system have a service life of up to 12 months, which makes this dental surgery water filter a low-maintenance unit. The 5th filter, the deionized water filter is replaced only when a special indicator changes colour signalling that it’s time for a filter change;
- Sound Alarm Reminder: When it’s time for the annual filter replacement, the unit emits a sound alarm, which reminds users that it’s time to change the filters;
- Deionized Water On-Site: The BMB DG-105 generates deionized water, which can be used in various medical fields including pharmacology. This water filter is excellent for dental surgeries with a need for larger volumes of demineralized water, which now they can have on-site, without relying on third-party suppliers;
- HTM Compliance: This reverse osmosis water filter was created specifically for use in dental practices or surgeries, and conforms to the HTM requirements;
- Sub-micron Filtration: Reverse osmosis filters are recognised for their superior filtration, and this filter from BMB is no exception. It removes common tap water contaminants like chlorine, bacteria, fluoride, VOCs, sediments, viruses, heavy metals, dissolved solids and more, down to 0.5 micron levels;
- Affordable: The BMB dental practice water filter is reasonably priced, yet powerful enough to generate a constant supply of large volumes of high-purity water.
Thanks to its compact size, the system can be installed under-sink or under-bench. The plug and play components ensure easy installation and maintenance. Because of the digital controller, this RO system needs a power source, however, its electricity consumption is negligible compared to that of a water distiller.
This water filtration system can be a reliable alternative to the often costly water distillers that may take more time to supply higher volumes of deionised water, something that an RO system can do much faster and at a lower cost.