Different types of water purifiers

One of the basic things to protect your family’s health is to install a water purifier of great quality. Though it may seem quite easy to buy a water purifier, there are a number of factors that you need to consider. The water purifier that you choose depends on the quality of the water you receive in the area. In addition, you need to consider the price, the technologies used and read the water purifier reviews before making the final decision. There are few things you must have to know before buying a water purifier in Kuwait.

Depending on the water purification methods water purifiers are can be classified into 5 types:

  • Reverse Osmosis (RO)
  • Ultraviolet (UV)
  • UltraFiltration (UF)
  • Activated Carbon
  • Sediment filter

Reverse osmosis (RO) water purifier

RO water purifier user semipermeable membrane to purify water. To pass the water through the RO membrane, it uses water pump that pressurizes the raw hard water to pass through the RO membrane. During this process dissolved solid like arsenic, fluoride, lead, chlorine, nitrates and sulfates are trapped, stuck in RO membrane and as a result get purified water.
RO water purifier is highly effective to purify hard, salt water that contains dissolved solids and chemicals. The only RO water purifier is capable to remove metal particles like arsenic, fluoride, lead, chlorine, nitrates and sulfates. If you have this type of water in your home, just get RO water purifier and rest assured that you get purified, safe drinking water.

Ultraviolet (UV) water purifier

UV or Ultraviolet water purifier has proven technology that is capable to kill water borne disease causing microorganisms, pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and cysts. UV water purifiers consist of a UV lamp tube through which water has to pass for purification. Germs dead bodies remains in water, but these are not harmful any more.

Ultrafiltration (UF) water purifier

UF or Ultrafiltration uses hollow fibers of a membrane which is made of a thin layer of material which is capable to separate water and other particles present in water. UF is similar to RO technology, the only difference is RO can block very minute particles, whereas UF blocks little bit large particles. UF water purifier is ideal for places where presence of chemical contamination is low, as it is only capable to block or remove germs like bacteria and viruses. The important thing to remember is that UF does not work with hard water.

Activated carbon water purifier

Activated Carbon is a form of carbon (made from coal, coconut shell, nut shells, wood) that is divided into small pieces. Activated Carbon removes most water borne disease causing pesticides and heavy metals. Activated carbon removes chemicals that make water tastes and smell bad. Activated Carbon is most effective to remove chlorine from water. When water passes through the Activated Carbon, the chemical like chlorine and other pesticides are sticking to it and purified water moves to lower storage tank.

Sediment filter water purifier

In India, most of the sediment filters are made from cotton, polyester fibers. When pass through the sediment filter whatever dirt, dust particles are there is trapped in it. Water outlet of sediment filter is connected to RO or UV water purifier as water inlet.