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Water Purifier: Technology and Innovation

December 15, 2021

With the continuous advancement in filtration technology, the functionality, and the overall look of water purifiers, a plethora of options are available in every price segment and the buyer needs to make an informed decision.

Water purification systems for domestic use have drawn much attention over the past few years. This can be related to the improvement of public health and concerns about water contamination. Simple procedures such as boiling or the use of a household charcoal filter are not sufficient for treating water from an unknown source.

Water purifiers have become a must-have in Indian kitchens due to the irregular quality of drinking water being supplied. As a matter of fact, chlorine in drinking water can cause an extensive variety of genuine medical problems. These incorporate the accompanying higher danger of the growth of cardiovascular issues, asthma, birth deserts, etc. The convenience of boiling water before utilising helps expel contaminants, yet this is additionally a tedious procedure, particularly when bigger measures of water are required. Water purifier frameworks offer an advantageous method to dispose of contaminants while likewise sparing time.

Keeping in mind the aesthetic needs of the modern Indian kitchen, the design of the water purifiers has become quite sleek and trendy. The latest trend in that direction is built-in water purifiers. These not only save on space but also seamlessly integrate with the kitchen enhancing its aesthetic appeal while providin the same functionality.

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I believe today’s consumers are more environmentally conscious and will adopt our new technology that saves water. RO water purifiers being a high growth category in the country, we are constantly strengthening our distribution & reach in the segment.

Parag Kulkarni

Managing Director

AO Smith India Water Products Pvt Ltd

Water Purifiers and filtration technologies

There are different types of water filtration processes such as Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration (RO), Ultra Filtration (UF), and Ultra Violet disinfection (UV). The Reverse Osmosis system involves a simple water filtration mechanism. The filtration system includes the passage of water or other solvents through a semi-permeable membrane. The membrane blocks the dissolved solute that contaminates water. The process filters out all sorts of contaminants such as ions, pesticides, microorganisms, and other chemicals from water.

Ultrafiltration (UF) is a pressure-driven barrier to suspended solids, bacteria, viruses, endotoxins, and other pathogens to produce water with very high purity and low silt density. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are part of the light that comes from the sun. The UV spectrum is higher in frequency than visible light and lowers in frequency compared to x-rays. As a water treatment technique, UV is known to be an effective disinfectant due to its strong germicidal (inactivating) ability where UV disinfects water containing bacteria and viruses and can be effective against protozoans like, Giardia lamblia cysts or Cryptosporidium oocysts.

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Hence, while choosing the right water purification system for kitchens some water purifiers are better than others are. Price, in this case, is not always indicative of quality. RO filtration process is one of the most effective methods of water purification.

Namit Bajoria, Director, Kutchina says, “The regular purifiers available in the market today just eliminate the basic impurities from water. Therefore introducing the advanced technology in RO water purifiers will help to fight diseases and we can all have a stronger immune system.”

He further added that a couple of things that you need to know before purchasing a water purifier in India. “There are six types of water purifier that is available in the market, Reverse Osmosis, Ultraviolet, Ultrafiltration, Activated Carbon, Sediment Filter, and Anti-oxidant is a new Variety which has come up to increase the immunity,” therefore a sound choice needs to be made to choose from them. The nature of pollutants and the hardness of the water should be taken into consideration while deciding on the right water purifier.

Often consumers do not understand the rationale behind the regular and quality service and maintenance, that it is for ensuring filters run properly, get pure water and the life of the RO water purifier is preserved.

Dr. Mahesh Gupta

Chairman and Managing Director

Kent RO Systems