RO 1m vs 5m filter size ?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by neo, 10 Dec 2009.

  1. neo

    neo

    Joined:
    25 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    582
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Centurion
    Hi,
    some RO units have 1micron filters and other 5micron, is it such a big deal or is the 5micron OK to use?
     
  2. Guest




  3. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,578
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    im sure u can use it BUT remember the finer the better.
     
  4. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    28,779
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    I think the majority of RO units are sold with 5 micron sediment filters. I use the 5 micron ones.

    I've been doing a lot of reading on this lately and from what I understand, if you use a 1 micron filter then you may suffer from reduced RO output if your water from the tap is fairly low in pressure because the 1 micron is a much finer filtration reducing the rate at which water flows through it, although it may apparently help reduce clogging of the membrane thus prolonging the life of the membrane. For me I would stick with the 5 micron as my TDS is normally between 0 and 4 and to be honest, the RO output is so slow I wouldn't want to slow it down any more.
     
  5. OP
    neo

    neo

    Joined:
    25 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    582
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Centurion
    thx, info from ppl using it helps a lot.
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - filter size Forum Date
Advice on Tank size & Filter Beginner Discussions 19 Dec 2010
Canister filter on marine tank General Discussions and Advice Monday at 14:37
Fittings for RO filter. General Discussions and Advice 8 Jul 2017
gel filters? Photography 16 May 2017
Advanced Topic Ph raises after two stage filter use? Advanced Topics 13 May 2017
[wtd] Cannister filter Wanted 4 Apr 2017
[wtd] Canister Filter Wanted 2 Apr 2017