What is a Reverse Osmosis System?
A. Reverse osmosis systems produce pure water by forcing untreated water or tap water through a semi permeable membrane. The membrane lets only water molecules pass through directing it to the units storage tank,, the impurities that are separated from the water molecules are forced down the drain. The system consists of both pre and post filters which add additional contaminant removal. For more information on Reverse Osmosis systems or Reverse Osmosis Installation.
A reverse osmosis system is a water purification process for homes that utilizes a semi-permeable filter and water pressure to extract inorganic contaminants from household water. Unlike traditional water filters, this process is of great benefit if the water is slightly salty or brackish, as it rids the water of its salty taste. It also removes small-sized particles that other distillation methods aren’t able to eliminate. Reverse osmosis as a system was propounded in the mid-1900’s as one of President J.F. Kennedy’s goals for his presidential term. An adequate filter was scientifically tested in 1959 by Samuel Yuster, Sidney Loeb and Srinivasa Sourirajan, a carbon acetate polymer that allowed the system to be functionally effective by limiting energy needed to allow water to move through the filter while eliminating the chemicals. Water filtration by reverse osmosis proceeds in this way: water enters the tanks, moved along by the water pressure naturally in the water lines. The ensui
Reverse osmosis is recovering unusable water in a well. So, you are right! you don’t have it with city water. Pressure drop is caused by a restriction. If you have changed the filter ( you didn’t mention it), then you might be crimping the water line when you push the frig back in to place. If you pull it out again, disconnect the line from the frig and run water in a bucket, if you have good pressure, then the problem is in the frig.
look under the sink there should be a couple little tanks that are conected to the fridge and one to the little facit, it is a water perification system that cleans drinking water. they are very good and the large bottled water companys use them so keep it, you may need to call the company that made it for service.