Osmosys Water Blog

At Osmosys we believe in total transparency. We study, investigate and learn everything that we can about water. We are passionate about what we do and that is why we love being able to share all this knowledge with you.

How do water softeners work?

The traditional salt decalcifier is an anti-scale chemical treatment system. The procedure used to remove lime is based on ion exchange, i.e. calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium ions. This method is used by filter brands like Brita or Tappwater in addition to their active carbon filter.

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Drugs on Tap: Dangerous Tap Water Contaminants on the Rise

There is a growing concern about the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in drinking water. Pharmaceuticals get into the water supply via human excretion and by drugs being flushed down the toilet. You might think wastewater treatment plants would take care of the situation, but pharmaceuticals can pass through.

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Reverse Osmosis vs. Ultrafiltration

Reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration are two of the most powerful and effective water filtration systems on the market. Though both RO and ultrafiltration possess remarkable filtration properties, the systems do have key differences. From mineral retention to ease of installation and cost of maintenance, each system has unique advantages and disadvantages. We break down the main differences between the two.

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What should be in my water?

Do we need minerals in our potable water?

TDS and PH tell us a lot about the water we drink, they are indicators for what we find in our water beside pure H2O and even give us a hint of the waters taste.

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Contamination in your tap water

Do you need a water purifier for healthy drinking water?

In general tap water in Europe is highly regulated and therefore safe to drink. But there are a few things you should know about those regulations and the contamination we can find in our water.

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How do Water Filters work?

The Water Filter Family

You can find a wide variety of water filters on the market and each one of them filters water in its specific way and with its individual limitations. The following blog gives you an overview of the most common members of this family and explains you how they work.

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Global Water Crisis

By using more water than we receive, our aquifers, rivers and lakes are disappearing; more than half of the world’s wetland have disappeared. Water shortages result in pressure on the supply of food and production of goods, leading to migration and possible conflict. With an increasing population and climate change accelerating water scarcity, water could be the biggest challenge for humanity in the 21st century.

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Which Filter is best for me?

Do you need a water purifier for healthy drinking water?

Tap water that comes from the public water supplier is highly regulated and therefore generally safe to drink in Europe. But what about the tap water that comes out of your faucet? Should we worry about it.

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Chlorine in tap water

Chlorination in public water systems, is it harmful or helpful?

Opinions on chlorination of public water systems are wide-ranging but the fact remains, public water systems were a lot more dangerous before the introduction of water chlorination.

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How much water do I need?

Water is important to nearly every part of your body, it regulates our body temperature, digestion, aids the disposal of waste and is needed by the brain to produce hormones and neurotransmitters. Not only will hitting your daily recommended intake help you maintain your current state of being, it may even improve your overall health.

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