Different Kinds of Water Purifiers and Their Uses

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Water purifiers are so important. They make our water clean and safe by filtering and removing any impurities, such as chemicals, pesticides, metals, viruses and bacteria. Water purifiers can also prevent the spread of waterborne diseases. Using a water purifier can make our water smell and taste better, and is eco-friendlier than bottled water. It’s beneficial to purify the water you bathe in, because water with impurities and contaminants can irritate sensitive skin. Filtered water can also be good for your garden, because the chemicals in tap water may not sit well with your plants. Purified water can also be used in fish tanks, for cooking, for medical and dental practices, in car engines and in humidifiers/dehumidifiers. In this article, we will explore the different water filtration options to remove pollutants from your water.

Water distillation

Water distillation is one of the simplest and oldest methods of water purification. The water is first boiled and evaporated. The water vapour is then cooled so that it can be condensed and collected, leaving you with only purified water. Some of the things it can remove are salt, magnesium, calcium, fluoride, chlorine, and metals such as lead. Distilling water can sometimes be a long process and may not be some people’s favourite option. Some chemicals and compounds will vaporise with the water, meaning that it will end up in the distilled water, so not everything will be completely filtered out.

Reverse osmosis water purifier

Reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers are also a great method of water filtration. With this method, water is pushed through a filter, using pressure to trap all the nasty things in the filter, thereby leaving you with fresh and clean water. The Aquafresh RO system is considered to be one of the best RO water purifier systems.

Activated carbon water purifier

Activated carbon water filters are also known as charcoal water filters. They use blocks or granules of activated carbon to absorb chemicals and to remove pesticides, chlorine, pharmaceuticals, metals. This process of purifying water can improve its taste and get rid of any unpleasant odours. However, some activated carbon water purifiers don’t remove things like arsenic, cysts, bacteria and asbestos.

Ceramic water purifier

Ceramic water purifiers work by allowing water to trickle through the tiny ‘pores’ of the ceramic filter, blocking and trapping whatever impurities that were originally in the water. Ceramic filters also sometimes have an activated carbon core to filter your water more efficiently. Ceramic filters are reusable, although they will need to be replaced after a while.

Ultraviolet water purifier

Ultraviolet water purifiers use high-frequency light to irradiate water and kill virus and disease-causing pathogens. They also soften water and don’t use any chemicals. Ultraviolet water purifiers can be somewhat expensive because they require electricity to work. They don’t remove minerals and sediments, so ultraviolet water purification may need to be paired with another filtration technique.

We regularly underestimate how important water is to us and how often we use it; after all, our bodies are composed of 60% water and the earth’s surface is covered in 71% water. There are plenty of options, such as pitcher filters, countertop filters, shower filters and tap filters and under sink filters. To avoid any illnesses or potential problems, it might be a good idea to invest in a good water purifier. Having an Aquafresh water purifier in your home will mean that you’ll have plenty of safe water.

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