A typical reverse osmosis system utilizes an automatic shut-off valve (ASO) that stops the RO system from producing water when the holding tank reaches 50%-67% of the incoming water pressure. As the holding tank gets close to being full, the quality of the water produced by the system begins to diminish, as well as sending more water down the drain due to the increasing back pressure from the holding tank.
When a permeate pump is installed, the RO membrane is isolated from this back pressure and allows the RO membrane to operate with up to 85% of the incoming water pressure, even when the holding tank is nearly full. This dramatically improves the efficiency of the membrane and overall quality of your water, as well as increasing the pressure and related volume of stored water in the holding tank.
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