Reverse osmosis has changed the way that many people are able to access clean water.
Dubai’s population is expected to explode to approximately 3.4 million by the year 2020. Quenching the thirst and filling the pots, showers, and tubs of its residents will continue to be a priority far into the future.
Pure, or Not So Pure Water
Historically, desalination has been the primary source of UAE and Dubai drinking water. While the process removes salts from seawater making it potable, it also involves adding chlorine and other agents to the water to remove bacteria and contaminants. The addition of these so-called purifiers creates its own problems.
Chlorine and other chemical agents added to desalinated water may eliminate bacteria and some contaminants, but they can also have adverse health effects including:
- Allergic reactions
- Skin irritation
- Hair fall
Showering in unfiltered chlorinated water raises other health concerns. When heated, the water releases chlorine fumes, increasing the rate of absorption of chlorine through the lungs, skin, and hair.
Hair fall in the UAE is another significant issue. Chlorine and other harsh water treatment chemicals injure the scalp and hair follicles. Damaged, thinning, and even loss of hair have been widely reported.
Finally, an often-overlooked effect of chlorinated water is its impact on our food. Fruits and vegetables soaked or cooked in water absorb any contaminants and chemicals the water may contain.
An Alternative to Bottled Water
Concerns about the health effects of tap water in Dubai and the UAE have created a boom in the bottled water market. On average each person in the UAE drinks 214 liters annually. That’s the fifth highest bottled water consumption rate in the world, but even bottled water raises health and environmental issues including:
- Filtration and bottling techniques to ensure purity
- Time in transit
- Heat exposure during transit
- Plastic chemicals released into water
- Plastic bottle disposal
Fortunately, there is a simple and cost-effective alternative to bottled waters.
Reverse Osmosis – The Game Changer in Water Purification
The good news is that there is a game changer when it comes to purifying UAE and Dubai drinking water. Reverse Osmosis filtration offers every home and business access to safe, pure water, free of contaminants and chemical agents.
Osmosis is simply the natural movement of a fluid through a thin membrane. The liquid, or solute, will move from the side of the membrane that has a lower concentration of dissolved materials to the side of the membrane where the concentration of dissolved materials (salt, chemicals, additives) is higher. This process continues until the dissolved material in the solute is equal on both sides of the membrane.
In reverse osmosis filtration, normal tap pressure forces water in one direction through the membrane. The result is that salt, chemicals, dissolved particles, and polluting agents remain on the pressurized side of the membrane. Natural, pure water passes through the tap to you.
Blending Science and Nature to Improve Water Safety
Water treatment companies in UAE abound, but finding the right one is essential to ensuring that your water treatment needs are met. So-Safe Water Technologies are experts in bringing reverse osmosis filtration to your home or business with water treatment solutions such as:
- Shower filtration to protect hair and skin from chlorine and other chemicals
- Drinking Water Purifiers eliminating the need for bottled water
- Washing and Cooking Purifiers to protect your family’s food preparation
- Laundry and Dirt Removal Filters
- Whole House Purifiers
- Emergency/Portable Filters
So-Safe’s state-of-the-art technology uses reverse osmosis to blend science with nature. And the result for you is clean, safe water. Contact So-Safe today and receive a free test of your home’s water supply.