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4 Different Types of Water Purifiers

4 Different Types of Water Purifiers

4 Water Purifiers for Healthy Living

With the recent water contamination problems taking place in cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town, it’s crucial that we as consumers take preventive measures, to protect the health of ourselves and our loved ones. However, with all the new contraptions on the market, it’s difficult to distinguish which water purifiers are best suited for your needs.

In today’s market, you might come across a water purifier and just purchase it, because its primary purpose is to purify your water, right? Wrong. Water purifiers come in different sizes and use different kinds of technology to clean water that contains germs and bacteria.

Reverse Osmosis

This is considered a favourite amongst most homeowners and companies. Reverse Osmosis removes dissolved salts, germs, as well as other impurities with the help of membrane technology.

These impurities are separated using the semipermeable membrane, which leaves you with clean, crystal clear aqua.

This water filtration is cost effective and convenient as it can easily be installed under counter for daily home use in the kitchen or bathroom.

Ultra Filtration (UF)

It removes bacteria from muddy and cloudy water, doesn’t require electricity and is easy to maintain, which is why homeowners prefer this piece of technology.

An Ultra Filtration system can get rid of any unhealthy particles in water by making use of an Ultra Filtration membrane. Slightly larger pores are found on the membrane, which enables the product to clean water containing many forms of bacteria.

Activated Carbon Filter Purifier

This product is easy to use and cleans one’s water by using activated carbon filters for the purification process. Chemicals such as chlorine, impurities, as well as pesticides, are all removed using the carbon filters. The best part about this is that it not only betters the taste and odour of the H2O but does not require electricity to operate correctly. Talk about value for your money.

Ultra Violet Water Purifier (UV)

If you prefer simple yet extremely effective methods, then this could be the purifier for you. This filter uses ultraviolet light to get rid of any cysts, microbes, germs and bacteria from the water. How does this work you ask? Well, a small mercury lamp is located in the purifier that creates short UV radiation. It then illuminates the water and destroys any viruses and bacteria, so they aren’t able to multiply and eventually die off.

This purifying method only kills the germs, it doesn’t remove the dead cells from the water. Separate filters are needed for the bacteria to be discarded.

This form of water purifying is usually used with various types of filtration, like reverse osmosis or activated carbon filters.  UV filtration is the most effective form of purification.

 

Various diseases can be transmitted via contaminated water, and without the proper water purifier, you’re more likely to be a victim of contamination. Don’t waste your time and money by purchasing any filter, make sure it’s suits your specific needs first. It is always best to speak to a professional first, so as to avoid installing the wrong system.