History of Reverse Osmosis

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A brief history of reverse osmosis 

Reverse osmosis, popularly known as RO water is a process through which water is passed through a semi-permeable membrane. Ions, molecules, and larger particles are removed (Wikipedia). 

In 1748, a French physicist called Jean Antoine Nollet used a pig’s bladder in reverse osmosis as an illustration of the process. Nothing about the process came up until over 200 years later. 

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In 1949, studies from the University of California proved the effectiveness of semi-permeable membranes (RO membrane) in desalinating seawater. In the middle 1950s, researchers were able to come up with freshwater from seawater. Scientists proved that the method was viable for producing pure water. However, the cost and technology for producing the membrane was still a setback. John Cadotte made a breakthrough, and by 2001, over 15,000 desalination plants were distributed around the world. Click on the video below to see water desalination using RO plants:

Today, over 80% of desalination plants use the RO process. You can buy an RO filtration plant for your home today. It has proven to still be one of the most effective methods of water filtration, and it is cost-effective. It is an excellent system to satisfy the daily rising need for clean water from the growing population. Reverse osmosis is useful in cleaning water from various sources; hence, very effective, considering the majority of the water sources are already polluted.

Manufacturers like APEC guaranteed consumers that their RO systems purify water up to 99%. This is the best relief for safe drinking water. Find the reverse osmosis system buyers guide here and be able to choose the perfect one for your home uses.