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How to replace the membrane in a reverse osmosis system

The central element of any reverse osmosis water filter is the semi-permeable reverse osmosis membrane. Of course, the membrane alone is not sufficient to deal with every and all types of tap water contaminants, which is why most reverse osmosis filters are complex, multi-stage systems that comprise several types of filter media (e.g. activated carbon, ceramics, polypropylene, etc.) to achieve the in-depth filtration reverse osmosis systems are known for.

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The maintenance of a reverse osmosis filter involves the periodic replacement of the filter cartridges that make up the system along with the replacement of the RO membrane. While replacing the filter cartridges in a reverse osmosis system is a straightforward and simple process, replacing the RO membrane follows a slightly different procedure.

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Troubleshooting Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Issues

Users of reverse osmosis water filters seldom encounter any problems with these drinking water systems, in fact, they’ll work for many years on end before anything malfunctions. However, you may encounter certain issues with certain models, so it’s always good to be prepared for unforeseen events.

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In this article, we’ll focus on offering troubleshooting tips for two of the most common malfunctions you may encounter as a user of a reverse osmosis water filter system – little to no flow coming from the faucet and water continuously flowing to the drain. Here’s how to troubleshoot reverse osmosis water filters should you ever come across these two issues:

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Must-have accessories for your reverse osmosis system

Reverse osmosis water filters are complex, multi-stage systems that are recognised as one of the most efficient filters for removing even the most problematic contaminants. RO filters don’t require intense monitoring, however – as with any water filter – you need to change the filter cartridges and the RO membrane that make up the system. Sometimes, you may also need to clean the storage tank and monitor the health of your filter cartridges and reverse osmosis membrane. To help you better maintain your system, here are some of the must-have accessories for your reverse osmosis filter:

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TDS meter

Expressed in mg/L or ppm (parts per million), total dissolved solids (TDS) refer to the total amount of dissolved minerals, salts or metals, anions or cations in a given volume of water. When TDS levels rise in your water, it’s an indication that your water has certain contaminants in it. A TDS meter can help you measure the level of total solids in your water, and determine whether your RO membrane and pre and post-filter cartridges need replacing.

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The benefits of a booster pump for your reverse osmosis system

If you’re familiar with reverse osmosis water filters, you probably know by now that these are pressure-driven systems. The efficiency and economy of reverse osmosis systems is also influenced by the pressure of your feed water. Before installing a reverse osmosis system, you need to look at the pressure of your municipal water. If it’s below a certain threshold, you either need to invest in a booster pump to improve pressure levels or purchase a pumped reverse osmosis system instead of a non-pumped one.

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What are the water pressure requirements of a reverse osmosis system, when do you need to install a booster pump, and which are the benefits of reverse osmosis booster pumps?

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How to choose a reverse osmosis system?

The water filter market is saturated with competition and whichever type of water filter you’re looking to buy, you’ll be met with an abundance of options. It’s difficult to decide on a brand or a filter model, especially if you’re new to the topic of water filtration. Choosing a reverse osmosis water filter is all the more difficult, given that there are systems with different filtration stages, membranes, filtration capacities, etc. To help you get more familiar with your options and understand the differences you may encounter in your search for a reverse osmosis water filter, we’ve complied a quick RO filter buying guide that you can consult while you’re trying to find the best reverse osmosis filter for your home.

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RO filter buying guide quick facts

There are certain questions that you need to address before buying any RO filter for your home, office, restaurant or dental practice:

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