A major hurdle in ensuring you consume pure water all the time, is checking the purity of the water. Is the water quality within the health standards? And how do you make sure that it’s not a risk to your health? How do you check the purity of water that you drink every day?
If your answer is a no, then you probably don’t know about the different kinds of harmful impurities that are present in common water sources. In an age where bottled water is readily available, most people tend to forget that purifying the water supplied to their house, is of utmost importance. In such a scenario, a water purifier is a logical choice for purification. A water purifier effectively purifies water and makes it safe to consume.
Let us take a look at the different kinds of technologies used to purify water and which to use based on the kind of water one has access to.
RO is a popular kind of technology when it comes to purifying water for domestic purposes. To understand this process, one has to know about Total Dissolved Salts (TDS). TDS is a measure of the combined content of all inorganic and organic dissolved substances in unfiltered water. These excess dissolved salts tend to give the water a ‘salty’ taste or what is called ‘brackish’ water.
RO water purifiers have a membrane that filters the total dissolved solids and invisible particles like bacteria, etc. In this technology, water is passed at a high pressure through the membrane, which effectively traps the chemicals and microbes and allows filtered water to pass through the fine pores of the membrane. It also reduces the number of minerals and salts, bringing it down to a permissible limit.
RO technology is best-suited for homes with a high-TDS source of water, and water with new-age contaminants like lead, arsenic, etc.
UV water purifiers are best suited to water which has been treated by the municipal corporation. It effectively eliminates disease causing bacteria, germs and viruses making the water safe to drink. UV technology also removes new age contaminants from the water, like lead, arsenic, etc.
In the current times, when its hard to know what is in the drinking water, and the source of water may change frequently, customers don’t need to pick between RO technology or UV technology. Depending on the TDS levels of the water supply to your home, the recommended technology changes from RO to UV. Hence it would be a great choice to have a water purifier at home with a combination of both RO and UV technology to purify water. With these water purifiers being available at affordable prices, there is no room for compromise when it comes to consuming healthy water.
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