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TDS Calculator

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Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measure of the combined content of all inorganic and organic substances contained in a liquid. These inorganic and organic substances are normally referenced for freshwater systems.

You can use the HM digitalĀ® TDS meter to determine if your Reverse Osmosis membrane is removing impurities from your water. The Premier item number for the TDS meter is 273001.

Follow the steps below to have our online calculator calculate your membrane effectiveness.

Step #1 - Rinse the TDS Pocket Monitor with reverse osmosis water.

Step #2 - Test your tap water first with the TDS Pocket Monitor and key in the results below.

Tap Water Result -

Step #3 - Rinse the TDS Pocket Monitor with RO water again. Then test your RO water with your TDS monitor. Key in your results below.

RO Water Result -

Step #4 - Click on the calculate button below to view your results.

Your result is %, this is your membrane effectiveness.

Now that we have the membrane's rejection rate, what does this mean?

The rejection rate is the percentage of the amount of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) eliminated from the tap water by the membrane. Example: A 90% rejection rate means that 90% of the TDS has been eliminated from the tap water.

Reverse Osmosis Membrane Effectiveness

If your membrane effectiveness is between 75-100% your membrane is operating within factory specifications.

If your membrane effectiveness is 74% or less, we recommend replacing your membrane, flow restrictor, and pre/post filters.