Vita Bravo 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis System

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Vita Bravo ia a 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis System that is highly effective at removing 99% of contaminants, such as heavy metals, chlorine, bacteria, and more. This five-stage reverse osmosis filter system is carefully assembled in Brooklyn, New York with the best components in the USA.

Vita Bravo features double O-ring housings. This system offers a pre-filter for sediment, 2 carbon filters to remove chlorine, a reverse osmosis membrane to reduce unwanted contaminants, and an inline carbon post-filter to eliminate foul taste and odors.

The system also features a 3.5 gallon NSF approved storage tank (holds up to 3.2 gallons depending on conditions). This system has 1/4″ compression fittings, 1/4″ tubing, and a chrome, lead-free faucet. All Vita Bravo filter systems come complete with a full set of easy to follow installation instructions.

What Does the Vita Bravo 5 Stage Water Filter System Include?

When you order a Vita Bravo 50 GPD, 5-stage water filter, it comes with:

  • Complete 5 Stage 50 Gallon RO System
  • NSF 3.5 Gallon Storage Tank (holds up to 3.2 gallons)
  • Storage Tank Shut Off Valve
  • Color Coded Tubing for Easy Installation of the Water Filter System
  • NSF Chrome Long Reach Faucet
  • Drain Saddle Clamp
  • Filter Wrench
  • Auto Shut-Off Valve (automatically shuts the system off when the tank is full)

5 stage reverse osmosis system

5-Stage RO System: Stages of Reverse Osmosis

Water is purified through a 5-stage filtration process, leaving you with quality water to drink – without the need to install a water softener system. Here’s how the RO system’s filtration steps work:

  • Stage 1: Sediment Filtration for removing large and fine particles
  • Stage 2: Activated Carbon Filtration for removing negative ions and chlorine
  • Stage 3: Block Carbon Filtration for chlorine reduction
  • Stage 4: Reverse Osmosis Membrane Filtration for the removal of dissolved solids
  • Stage 5: Polishing Carbon Filtration for the final refinement of water

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Stage 1 – Sediment Water Filter Cartridge

The 5-Micron, 10” x 2.5” Sediment Water Filter Cartridge is made of fine melted polypropylene, which is blown and spun in a cylinder-like form. The main function of the sediment pre-filter is to remove large and fine particles from drinking water, such as sand, dirt, silt, and rust particles. The filter offers excellent chemical resistance and has a high dirt-holding capacity. The sediment filter is melt-blown with thermally bonded, 100% pure polypropylene microfibers. Constructed entirely of food-grade materials, this sediment water filter contains no leachables.

Product Details

sediment water filter cartridge
Micron rating 5-Micron
Dimensions:  10” x 2.5”
Maximum Operation Temperature   140 F
Flow rate   2-8 GPM
Media Melt-blown polypropylene
Reduces   Sand, dirt, sediment, and rust
 Lifetime  Replace once or twice per year, depending on the water quality that comes from the original supply.

Additional Features

  • Gradient Density, Multi-Layered, Melt Blown Sediment Filter Cartridge
  • Larger particles are trapped in the outer layers; smaller particles penetrate deeper
  • Greater dirt holding ability and longer life than non-layered cartridges
  • Uses thermally bonded polypropylene microfibers for purity and chemical compatibility
  • Contains no binders, agents, solvents, antistatic materials, or wetting agents
  • No surface binders to reduce flow and increase change-out frequency

Stage 2 – Granular Activated Carbon Water Filter Cartridge

The 10” x 2.5” Granular Activated Carbon Water Filter Cartridge (GAC) is made of a highly porous absorbent material produced by heating organic matter, such as coal, wood, and coconut shell, in the absence of air, which is then crushed into granules. Activated carbon is positively charged and is, therefore, able to remove negative ions from the water, such as ozone, chlorine, fluorides, and dissolved organic solutes by absorption into activated carbon.

Made from NSF Certified Coconut Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), this filter removes and reduces the taste and odor of chlorine from your drinking water. These water systems meet FDA requirements for food and beverage contact and have exceptional filtration and absorption of liquid chemicals.

Product Details

5 stage water filter

10” by 2.5”

Maximum Differential Pressure 4.0Bar
Maximum Operation Temperature 140 F
Residual Chlorine Removal Rate  >96.8%
Iodine Adsorption Rate   >1000mg/g
COD Removal Rate >58%
Lifetime Replace once or twice per year, depending on the water quality that comes from the original supply.

Additional Features

  • Premium Quality Coconut Shell Activated Carbon cartridge is often used for Reverse Osmosis pre-filtration and many other filtration applications.
  • Carbon filtration is excellent for the removal of chlorine, bad taste, odor & color and can be effective for the removal of many chemical contaminants.
  • Removes chlorine, chloramines, VOCs, etc.
  • Protects the R/O membrane

Stage 3 – Five Micron Carbon Block Water Filter Cartridge

The Vita Bravo’s 10” X 2.5” Activated Carbon Block Filter Cartridge is a blend of fine activated carbon, water, and a suitable binder that is mixed and molded, then hardened or extruded to a cartridge filter of any size and shape.

The carbon block is made of fine coconut shell removing chlorine, odors, and tastes of many organic compounds. At the same time, it offers a much finer filtration of suspended particles and dirt. The carbon filter is used primarily in under sink water filter systems to reduce the bad taste and odor of chlorine, as well as many common impurities such as sediment, dirt, turbidity, limescale, rust, sand, silt, and more.

The water filter uses advanced coconut carbon filtration technology to maximize carbon capacity, prevent channeling, and maintain a low-pressure drop for more efficient water filtration.

Product Details

5 stage ro system

The cartridge is designed for use in under-sink filtration & reverse osmosis applications

Dimensions 10” by 2.5”
Micron rating  5 Micron
Temperature Range  50 – 125 F
Flow rate  1 GPM
Lifetime Replace once or twice per year, depending on the water quality that comes from the original supply. It has a 4,000 Gallon capacity @ 1 PPM Chlorine with 98% chlorine removal at the end of the cartridge’s life.

Additional Features

  • No Release of Carbon Fines

Stage 4 – Reverse Osmosis DOW Filmtec Membrane

The industry’s most reliable drinking water for the home uses DOW Filmtec reverse osmosis membrane elements. Filmtec’s advanced RO membrane technology and the automated manufacturing of reverse osmosis membranes enable these elements to provide consistent performance for all customers.

The membranes are manufactured by modern, automated equipment certified by ISO-9001-2000. These semi-permeable membranes effectively reduce TDS and sodium, as well as a wide range of contaminants such as many heavy metals and protozoa cysts (such as Guardia and Cryptosporidium). The heart of your reverse osmosis system reduces the saturation of impurities to 1/10,000 microns.

Product Details

5 stage water filter
 Model FILMTEC TW30-1812-50
Capacity 50 Gallons Per Day (7.9 Liters per Hour)
Membrane Dimensions 11.75″ Overall Length, 1.75″
Diameter Fits Standard 2″ ID Membrane Housings
Circle Formula Ring-wound
Main Color Blue
Lifetime Replace once every 1-3 years, depending on the water quality that comes from the original supply

Additional Features

  • 98% Stabilized Salt Rejection (Minimum Rejection 96%)
  • NSF/ANSI Standard 58 listed

Typical Rejection CharacteristicsReverse Osmosis Dow Filmtec Membranes Elements and the Percentage That R.O. Membranes Will Remove

Sodium 85 – 94%
Sulfate 96 – 98%
Calcium 94 – 98%
Potassium 85 – 95%
Nitrate 60 –75%
Iron 94 – 98%
Zinc 95 – 98%
Mercury 95 – 98%
Selenium 94 – 96%
Phosphate 96 – 98%
Lead 95 – 98%
Arsenic 92 – 96%
Magnesium 94 – 98%
Nickel 96 – 98%
Fluoride 85 – 92%
Manganese 94 – 98%
Cadmium 95 – 98%
Barium 95 – 98%
Cyanide 84 – 92%
Chloride 85 – 92%

% may vary based on membrane type water pressure, temperature & TDS

Stage 5 – Inline Post Membrane Water Filter

The integrated 10” x 2” post-carbon filter is known as a polishing filter because it is the last step in a standard reverse osmosis scheme. The post-filter is made from high quality activated carbon based on coconut shells. It stabilizes the taste of drinking water and further removes any traces of unpleasant taste and odors. This RO filter is attached to the membrane body and filters the water after the bladder reservoir, acting as a polishing filter.

Product Details

Vita Bravo 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis System
Dimensions  10 “x 2”
Consumption  0.75 gal / min (2.84 l / min.)
Removes  taste, odors, and volatiles
Lifetime Replace once per year or every 1500 Gallons.

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How Does A Five Stage Reverse Osmosis Filter System Work?

We’ve already run you through each stage of the Vita Bravo Five-Stage Reverse Osmosis Filter System, but let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture. When there is a number, such as four or five, in the name of a water filtration system, that refers to the number of steps in the filtration process – or how many components the water supply is run through. For every five-stage RO system, you’ll see these general stages:

  • Step 1: Water runs through a pre-filter, which removes large solids. This stage is crucial because it keeps the other filters from getting clogged up with debris. This will ultimately extend the life of your system.
  • Step 2+3: During steps two and three, chlorine is removed from the water in two stages. These steps use the RO membrane and the carbon filters to do so.
  • Step 4: In this step, membranes remove chemicals such as lead, fluoride, and chromium.
  • Step 5: And, lastly, in Step 5, the water leaves the storage tank and passes through a post-filtration membrane on the way to the faucet. This will get rid of any particles that could have built up on the inside of the tank. And now you have clean, delicious water flowing through your tap, without sacrificing water pressure.

Installation of the Vita Bravo 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis System

Are you ready to install your RO system? If you are worried about doing it yourself, don’t fear! Our experts at High Water Standard can handle every aspect of the 5-stage Reverse Osmosis System installation. We provide our services to all five New York City boroughs, as well as to North New Jersey and Long Island.

If you are set on doing the installation on your own, we have some tips to make the process go more smoothly. Be sure to thoroughly read the instruction manual that comes with your RO system.

Tip 1: Only connect the system to your cold water line. Connecting it to your hot water line will quickly degrade your RO system.
Tip 2: When installing filter housings, handle them with the utmost caution. Avoid bumping, scratching, or dropping them.
Tip 3: When installing the Vita Bravo tank (which can process 50 gallons of water per day), be sure to place it within ten feet of your sink’s faucet. When the tank is full, it can be quite heavy – so make sure that any shelving used is stable.
Tip 4: After installing your system, check the water flow. If there is no water, or if it flows at a very slow rate, check to make sure that your tank pressure is between 5 – 7 psi and that your system is hooked up correctly.


What is a 5-stage reverse osmosis system?

A 5-stage RO system filters your drinking water through 5 components, making it purer in quality than most other systems.

Is reverse osmosis water bad for you?

Reverse osmosis water is definitely not bad for you. It is great-tasting and free of heavy metals, chlorine, and other harmful contaminants.

Does Reverse Osmosis kill bacteria?

Yes, reverse osmosis systems are effective in removing up to 99% of bacteria in water.

How much does a Vita Bravo reverse osmosis system cost?

The 50 GPD Vita Bravo RO system costs $600. Contact us for more information. Users who live in NYC, North New Jersey, or Long Island can use our services – which give you perks such as insurance and extended warranties.

Does Reverse Osmosis kill viruses?

Reverse osmosis systems are highly effective at removing viruses from your water supply.

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