How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work? 


So you’re probably wondering what the heck Reverse Osmosis is, and should you care? Well, fortunately it isn’t as confusing as it sounds, and yes, you should definitely care. In short, reverse osmosis is a water purification method,  where water is forced through a membrane filter, thus creating super clean filtered water. Pretty simple right?


Okay, back to why you should care. Whether you drink your everyday tap water or the fanciest bottled water, it isn’t as clean as you may expect. In fact there are all sorts of nastiness in both of these, from chemicals, microplastics, and even arsenic!


Is UK tap water safe to drink?


The UK is fortunate enough to have some of the safest drinking water in the world, this however is still far from good for you, as there are many things that find their way into your water, making it hard to know exactly what you are actually consuming. Below is a list of some of the substances that can be found in your tap water:


  • Lead
  • Microplastics
  • Chlorine
  • Micro-organisms
  • Arsenic


These are all things that you don’t want to be drinking. Microplastics and Chlorine specifically, have been linked to cell damage in humans, which is as bad as it sounds. So yes, UK tap water is safe to drink, but so is a can of coke. It doesn’t mean it’s good for you.


The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis



Installing an osmosis machine in your home, is one of the most effective and budget friendly ways of ensuring you have constant, uncontaminated water for you and your family. If you buy a lot of bottled water, this will also save you from consuming massive amounts of microplastics, and also save the planet in the process. It’s a nifty bit of kit.





As mentioned earlier, a reverse osmosis machine is capable of filtering out around 98% of contaminants from your tap water, due to the multiple levels of filtration. If you want pure water, you would be hard pressed do find anything purer, it far surpasses the quality of traditional charcoal filters.





Gone are the days of constantly topping up your filtered water jug. An RO machine plugs directly into your tap water connection, providing you with unlimited clean and fresh water all day long. You will forget the machine is  there until someone offers you tap water from their home.





While these machines are complex in technology, the installation and maintenance is surprisingly simple. As long as you have a mains water supply, the installation is easy-peasy, and due to the compact design, you can easily tuck the machine in a cupboard or on your counter. As for maintenance, you will need to replace the filters (how often depends on usage) which is a simple twist and pull to remove. It really is that easy.






If you want to live a healthier lifestyle and look after your weary body, tap water just won’t cut it. The hard truth is that nobody can say for sure what is in your water, but we do know however that it is made “safe” artificially. This means putting chemicals in your body that have been linked to damage in the human body on a cellular level.


A Reverse Osmosis machine, if nothing else, will give you peace of mind that you, your family, or neighbours dog are consuming the best quality of water you can get. Around 60% of your body is water, so why are most of us more concerned with our food diet, when healthy water should be our first priority?


The possibilities are limited only by your imagination when it comes to filtration machines. It’s a lifestyle choice, a choice that can impact your everyday in ways that may not have crossed your mind before today. We don’t just drink water, we use it to water plants, wash our vegetables, clean our bodies, and so on.  An Osmosis machine is an investment in your future self, once you start, you’ll wonder how you ever went without.

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