In this post, we will discuss the truth and myth about water purifiers in India. We will try to answer a few questions related to water purifiers that will give you an overall picture.
Is RO Purified Water Really Good?
RO purifiers off-course remove water impurities. But they also remove 92-99% of beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium. Drinking reverse osmosis water causes more harm and faster than most contaminants found in tap water or non-purified water.
But in some cases, it’s necessary to use RO-like areas of Delhi-NCR where TDS is more than 1000 and in Mumbai. You can use less stage of purifier or Gravity RO Water Purifier if your supply water is not that bad. GoReady highly recommends using normal water sometimes or if you do travel and go to the area where groundwater is drinkable then use it.
When Do We Need To Change The Filters Of Water Purifiers And Need A Service?
This depends on what is the water type which company Ro/ Purifier you are using. If the TDS is very high in your area or you are using less water to purify then the frequency can be from 3 to 6 months. It also depends on the model and type of water purifier. These details are also mentioned in the product manual/user manual.
The buyer should check this with the manufacturing company before buying the water purifier. Regular service and changing filters is a really important job to perform effectively and it should not be neglected.
What Is RO And How Does It Work?
Reverse osmosis, or RO, is a term used to talk about water purifiers. RO stands for reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis is a process that forces water to go through a semipermeable membrane that separates the pure from the impure water.
This process is extremely useful in removing small particles and contaminants from your tap water. There are several stage water purifiers in the market ie: 5 stages 7 stages. The maximum stage is the maximum water wastage to purify the water. You should always prefer to check the water quality before deciding on RO.
Will Water Purifiers Remove Calcium And Minerals From The Water?
This depends on the types and makes of the Ro water purifier. There are some of the essential minerals which are required by the body. And as a result, those can/cannot be flushed out in the wastewater, some of the more advanced water purifiers have certain technologies to retain these minerals.
Due to these technologies, the water purifiers can reserve the essential minerals(or add) which are required by the body and can provide you with good drinking water. So if you buy a water purifier with one of these technologies, there will be no need to worry about it.
TDS? And Do We Need A TDS controller?
Total dissolved solids (TDS) are a measure of the total amount of minerals in the water. It may include organic or inorganic minerals. A TDS controller helps to provide consumers with water that has a balanced amount of minerals.
TDS controller works as a bypass valve that controls a stream of input water. This controller helps the water purifier to control and balance the dissolved solids and to keep them at an ideal level.
Is A High TDS harmful?
It’s essential to measure the TDS levels of your supplied water before buying a water purifier. Because each model of water purifier can only handle a range of TDS levels, and will not be able to work efficiently when the TDS levels cross this threshold.
High TDS means that your water system has a lot of dissolved salts and minerals which might be good for your health and also indicate certain other harmful substances like Arsenic or lead.
Difference Between The Hardness And TDS Of A Water System?
TDS stands for the total amount of dissolved solids in the water, this means that all the dissolved solids, organic or inorganic are taken into consideration. When people talk about the hardness of the water, it refers to the amount of calcium and magnesium which has been dissolved in the water specifically.
The hardness of the water does not include or indicate the number of impurities or other compounds that are dissolved in the water. Therefore these terms are not interchangeable and you need to know both, the TDS level and the hardness level of your water system, before buying a water purifier.
Disadvantages Of Buying A Water Purifier?
For a litre of purified water produced, the RO purifier wastes 3-4 litres of water. For a few choices of water purifiers, there must be proper planning to install like running water a power-point otherwise it will cost you little extra bucks for installation.