How to Get Safe Drinking Water
In India, the water we get at our taps is mostly not safe for drinking. It needs to be purified to make it potable. It contains impurities such as bacteria, virus, protozoa, cyst, pesticides, lead, VOCs and heavy metals.
Due to a lack of awareness and information about which purification means should be used and how impure is the water, people resort to the most popular and widely accepted remedies available in the market. Some put their trust in other age old practices that have said to make water more pure and safe to drink.
Water treatment like any other treatment, depends primarily on knowing what is wrong with your drinking water. Only then can you start purifying it. Understanding and adopting the correct water purification technology that would proficiently remove the impurities is the only way by which you can get pure and safe water to drink.
Hence, if your locality receives water supplied by the municipality, a UV purifier can be used to make it potable. But if you are bogged by hard water, a RO purifier will have to be used. And in case you get the water supply alternatively or from both municipality and bore well then Mineral Modulator is the right technology to treat your water for pure drinking and usage.
This technology employs ultra violet rays to boil and purify the water. The water thus obtained is safe and made free from all disease causing micro-organisms.
UV technology treats water in 3 stages. First being filtration of suspended particles like dust, rust and mud up to 5 microns. In the next stage the technology enables itself to absorb organic impurities, foul smell & taste, lead, pesticides and VOCs. Later in the third and final stage, the ultra violet rays inactivate bacteria, virus, protozoa including cyst and other disease – causing micro – organisms.
The water treated by UV technology has all the benefits of boiling water for 20 minutes in less than a minute. Moreover it also rules out the possibility of recontamination, which always exists while cooling and handling, when boiling water manually.
The entire purification process is natural and free from chemicals and also retains the natural taste of water and all essential minerals required, making the water consumable.
RO (Reverse Osmosis)
When Total Dissolved Salts (TDS) are in excess, it makes the water hard. These exist in addition to physical, chemical and microbiological contaminants in the water.
These dissolved salts are found in exceedingly high levels than permissible drinking water limits, which is 500 mg per litre. The TDS contents vary from calcium, magnesium, arsenic, iron, mercury, lead, fluoride and nitrates, whose excess can lead to harmful impacts and ailments to various body functions and parts.
RO technology is the best bet to effectively reduce the hardness from water and make it potable. It reduces the high levels of TDS to the permissible drinking water limits (500 mg/litre). It makes water free from physical, chemical and disease causing microbial contaminants. And it improves the taste of water making it sweet tasting.
The RO technology uses Reverse Osmosis for water purification, where in water is passed at a high pressure through a thin film composite membrane which rejects about 90% of high salts, chemicals and biological impurities. It also removes all disease causing micro-organisms and gives you pure and sweet tasting water, so that you and your family stay healthy.
However, RO technology based water purifiers should only be used in areas where the TDS level in Water is High else it leads to depletion of essential minerals, thus depriving the body of useful nutrients.
This information has been provided by Eureka Forbes.
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