To understand how reverse osmosis works, first think of the chemical process of osmosis. Osmosis is the transfer of a solvent such as water across a semipermeable membrane. The natural process is for the water to transfer from the dilute side to the higher concentrated side of the membrane. The amount of pressure required to maintain balance across the membrane is known as the osmotic pressure.

Reverse osmosis is the process of deionizing water by applying higher than osmotic pressure across the membrane to maintain higher level of low dissolved solids in the permeate water. Pressure applied on the feed or concentrate side containing the concentrate water forces pure water to pass through the membrane, thereby removing any substances dissolved within it.

About Agape Water Solutions, Inc.: Based in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Agape Water Solutions offers equipment for industrial water treatment employing both electrodeionization and reverse osmosis techniques, and it provides technical and consulting support services. The company aims to promote efficient and environmentally sound systems to improve water quality.