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AlkaViva Reverse Osmosis System
The Ultimate R.O. - Complete with Remineralizer, Pump and 5 Gallon Tank
More and more people are coming to realize that the "perfect water" system would combine the purity of Reverse Osmosis (RO) with the tremendous benefits provided by alkaline, ionized water. Historically, this has not been easily achieved for a variety of reasons. The WQA certified experts at AlkaViva have solved the problem of combining these two phenomenal water technologies. Now you can have perfectly clean and perfectly healthy water!
To keep your R.O. System functioning at an optimum level, its filters need to be changed annually. Additionally, the RO Membrane needs to be replaced every two years.
PARTS INCLUDED IN THE R.O. SYSTEM:1. Sediment Filter
2. Carbon Block Filter
3. R.O. Membrane
4. Inline Re-mineralizing filter
6. Taste and Odor Filter
7. Permeate Pump
DIMENSIONS OF R.O.:
Tank: Height (including stand and valve): 17" - Diameter: 12"
Please Note: Due to pressure / flow reduction, the undersink kit for the Athena or Melody CANNOT be used in conjunction with this product.
R/O is by far the most popular water treatment technology in use in the USA today. R/O utilizes a technology called nano-filtration (typically .009 micron) to physically filter and remove virtually all suspended and dissolved material in water. To put a micron into perspective: a postage stamp is more than 25,000 microns long, the eye of the typical needle is usually 749 microns wide, a human hair is 40 to 120 microns in diameter, a grain of salt is about 70 microns across. The smallest particle visible to the naked eye is about 30-40 microns. RO filters to 9/1000th of a single micron. The quality of R/O membranes vary but typically between 90% and 98% of all suspended materials (good and bad) are removed and flushed down the drain.
R/O and Water Ionization are often thought of as polar opposites in terms of their effect on the water. R/O water is typically acidic and virtually mineral free, while ionized water is high in pH and rich in alkalizing minerals. The negative impact of more acid in our body (that is already too acidic due to chemicals, stress, poor food, and lack of healthy exercise) is obvious. Furthermore, many health experts believe that mineral-free water can be harmful and can actually lead to a de-mineralization of the body. Pure water molecules attach to molecules they come in contact with and flush them from the body. This includes the flushing of beneficial alkaline minerals, which is detrimental to our delicate acid/alkaline balance.
The good news about R/O is that virtually all dangerous contaminants are removed so you get virtually pure water. There are however some very difficult issues with R/O - especially when you attempt to mate it with an ionizer. First, in addition to removing all the contaminants, R/O removes almost all the naturally occurring minerals from the water. Ionization needs the minerals to work, so an ionizer will not usually work on R/O treated water. Secondly, R/O membranes process a very small volume of water and need a storage tank for the water so it is available when you need it. Annual replacement of the filters ($150 retail) and bi-annual replacement of the R/O membrane is recommended.
How much water will this system produce?
R/O storage tanks consist of a container with an internal rubber bladder. The tanks are rated by the volume of their external shell, but the actual amount of water that can be extracted from the tank is much less. On a typical storage tank, approximately 3.2 gallons are available with an extraction capacity of only around 1.5 gallons. Since water ionizers split alkaline and the acidic streams, one can expect to draw about .84 gallons of alkaline water and .66 of acidic before the tank runs dry with a traditional sized tank of 3.2 gal. Therefore, the AlkaViva R/O includes a high capacity 5 gallon storage tank.