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Reverse Osmosis water...Good or BAd.....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by chris4x4, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    chris4x4

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  2. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    I say Bad:mad:. Ive seen what microwaves can do to water and this Reverse Osmosis shit can only be worse! Its depleting our ozone :eek:for crying out loud.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    They installed a reverse osmosis system where I used to work. No one liked the idea because the water was terrible and we had a nice bottled water cooler. After it was installed, the water was as good as the bottled water. The bad side was the filter needed to be cleaned/replaced every few weeks. This was in a break room that was open 24 hours a day and in constant use.
     
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    Reverse Osmosis is used for saltwater reef tanks like mine. Here is my tank. Internet sucks in Iraq:mad:. But the only thing about it is that it removes 99% of everything in it. Making it almost pure H2O. And it tastes sooo good.

    "Ga-tor-ade, No h2o. Water sucks it really really sucks. No H2o is better" :crazy:
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  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    I have a system installed in my house for the fish tank and drinking and i only have to change my filter every 6 months. Just buy a replacement Filter. And all the blue bottles from any of those blue jug dispensers are RO water. The one i put in my house cost 175 from home depot and i test it for the saltwater and it is 99% clean of all minerals.
     
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    As a municipal water treatment, it's freakin expensive. You need high pressure pumps to force water through a membrane (hence the "reverse" part) If not forced the water flows from clean to dirty. The product it produces is amazing. Clean and tasty. I worked for an electrical engineer that specialized in water and sewer treatment systems for a few years. We installed a facility in old dairy lands that removed all the...basically, cow urine contaminants... from the water. What we produced was cleaner than bottled. I wish i could quote real prices but it's been about 8 years and prices have come down some. There is also a technique for standard osmosis purification that uses less energy. I just don't remember the details. I'll see if I can find a link.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    If you can afford it, reverse osmosis is the real deal and the water it produces is just amazing... I ran it for saltwater tanks in San Antonio, TX. Anyone who has lived in SA can tell you the water out of most taps looks like chalk and is saturated with chlorine. RO cleaned it to where it was better than bottled water by far, all I had to do was get a new filter every few weeks (calcium carbonate clogs it pretty quickly).
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    RO's are now taking their place on ships instead of evap's. They are not that bad.

    I like them, very clean water and from what I've seen on the Cutters is considerable more reliable and efficient than the evaps.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    Reverse Osmosis water filtering is great
     
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    I was really jsut having fun:)
     
  13. Jan 10, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    I have a RO system in the house. The water it churns out is great tasting and clean as it can get.
     
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  15. Jan 10, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    X2. I have an RO system, and Love the water. BUT.....I saw a report (Infomercial) this morning saying RO water can lead to Ostioperosis, brain damage, Hardened arteries, anal seepage, ,blindness, Bla bla bla. Interesting thing, however, was the infomercial was bragging about how their system KEEPS the Calcium, Magnezium, etc, in the water....????....:confused:
     
  16. Jan 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    I think if you drink a bottled water once in a while it has enough minerals to keep you going.
     
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    All you have left after the RO process is water.

    Tampa Bay Water has the largest RO plant in the world producing over 20 million gallons per day. We are running out of water in South Florida and will be seeing a lot more RO in all utilities on the coast.
     
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