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today. Using this technique, the bo ttled water we drink is treated. The reason for using this technique is to effec tively remove or reduce a number of contaminants. The range of contaminant remov al is the greatest in this technology as compared to the other techniques used f or residential water purification. In the process of reverse osmosis, even the s mallest of ions are removed. If you are looking for a technique for home water purification, there is no bett er option than reverse osmosis. If you get pre-treated water from the municipal system at your home, reverse osmosis is recommended for you. If the water contai ns biological contaminants from lakes or wells, reverse osmosis should not be th e only purification technique to be used. In this case, you can use a combined r everse osmosis that comes with an ultraviolet system. In the reverse osmosis system, you should include an activated pre-filter made o f carbon, a pre-filter for the sediments and a post-filter as the membranes in y our filter are eroded by the chemicals and elements like hydrogen, manganese, an d chlorine present in the water. If the water contains high levels of nitrates, Reverse Osmosis systems are the best choice to purify it. In the long term, thes e systems tend to be very effective. If you do not know how the water is filtered using this process, here is some in formation about the same. The water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane. The water in this system moves from a saline solution that is stronger to a sol ution that is weaker and this is done through a semi-permeable membrane. The mem brane blocks the entry of salt molecules, as they are bigger in size than the wa ter molecules. In the end of the process, you get desalinated water. On the othe r side of the membrane, a highly saline solution is presented. Along with the sa lt molecules, a number of other contaminants are also reduced. This will however depend on the size of the particles of the contaminants. Reverse osmosis systems are environment-friendly as no harmful contaminants are produced while the process is being carried on. You do not require more power to carry out the process and thus this leads to saving a good amount of energy as well. These systems can be easily used in homes, as they are smaller and are eas y to use. As all the harmful contaminants are removed from the water, the taste of the water is improved and all the foul smell is removed. Your plumbing system s too benefit from the same, as no harsh materials are present in the water to c orrode the pipes. Jaceline Peirrera is an executive for DynGlobal a leading global provider of htt p://dynglobal.com/solutions/water-purification/water-purification and http://dy nglobal.com/solutions/water-purification/water-purification . DynGlobal is commi tted to helping provide clean, safe drinking water and renewable energy solution s to those on our planet facing environmental challenges and disaster response.