Reverse osmosis (RO) is a filtration process in which water components are separated from the water. This includes pollutants, pathogens, but also minerals and trace elements such as calcium and magnesium. Even if pathogens can be filtered out of the water by reverse osmosis, such a system is still not safe. Pathogens can grow again in the downstream activated carbon, and a rupture of the membrane filter can also have serious consequences and cannot be seen from the outside. This process is also not particularly sustainable, since reverse osmosis produces a lot of waste water.
Our device combines filtration through activated carbon with downstream UVC LED disinfection. UV disinfection is a recognized, environmentally friendly and chemical-free disinfection process for drinking water that is used worldwide in drinking water plants. The HYPRO WATER removes pollutants, but leaves important minerals and trace elements such as magnesium and calcium in the water - and all this without generating waste water. It is therefore the much safer and more environmentally friendly method.
You can find a detailed comparison between HYPRO WATER and reverse osmosis here.