Reverse osmosis Water Filtration System

The ESSENTIAL reverse osmosis system offers tasty and odor free water. Water filtration filters use reverse osmosis to purify water. It removes chlorine, chloramine, pesticides, THMs, VOCs, obesogens, lead, cysts, rust, silt, sediment, heavy metals, fluoride, and much more.

Some of the common water pollutants are

  • Sewage water, wastewater from houses, industries, chemical plants etc. Treated sewage water is also dumped into the sea

  • marine dumping, caused by dumping solids and other wastes like plastics etc. into the lakes, rivers and oceans

  • Industrial waste from factories including asbestos, lead, mercury etc.

  • Oil leaks from oil tankers and from ships. Oil does not dissolve in water causing oil sludge which destroys marine life

  • Radioactive wastes are mostly wastes from nuclear plants, and from plants producing nuclear fuels like uranium and thorium. They are also produced from industries, medical labs and scientific labs which use radioactive chemicals

  • leakages from underground storage tanks which directly affect the ground water

  • atmospheric pollution or acid rain is caused by the burning of fossil fuel which generates acid particles which when combined with rain water produces acid rain. Industries also produce large amounts of sulphuric acid and carbon monoxide which when combined with rainwater makes the water acidic. This acidic water has a pH level of 4 or below 4 (normal pH level of water is 6.5 to 7).

  • global warming increases the atmospheric temperature. This also increases the water temperature. Water from thermal plants used to cool their machines is recycled back to water sources. This is also responsible for the increase in water temperature.

  • Eutrophication happens when the water in streams and lakes become enriched by nutrients like nitrates and phosphates from manure used in agricultural activities. This leads to an increase in the algae population in water resources. This algae uses up most of the available oxygen in water, harming other marine habitants.

  • Water can also be polluted by pesticides that are sprayed on agricultural plants. These chemicals find their way into water bodies and harm humans and other plants and animals found in water.

Effects of water contamination

  • Chemicals and other pesticides in water are most often found to be accumulated in fish. Fish are easily poisoned with these metals. When fish are consumed by human beings, it has a harmful effects on humans especially women and children as the high content of mercury in fish has been found to affect the development of the nervous system in fetuses and young children.
  • The high nutrients found in water increases the production of algae. This increase in algae production depletes the oxygen levels in water. Due to this, fish and other indigenous marine organism are unable to survive affecting their natural habitats.

  • The rise in temperature of water affects ecosystems like the coral reef. This in turn affects other marine organisms, which depend on the coral reef for survival. The temperature increase also forces some marine species to seek cooler waters thus damaging the natural ecosystems.

  • Oil does not dissolve in water and hence oil spills can kill marine life when they ingest water with oil. It also causes suffocation in fish and birds.

  • Litters like plastics, which are dumped into water systems by humans, can cause suffocation for aquatic animals.

  • Accumulation of solid waste and soil erosion can cause flooding of rivers and lakes.

  • Groundwater contamination affects the reproductive health of wild animals

  • Swimming in and drinking polluted water can cause serious health hazards to humans like cancer, skin rashes, typhoid etc.