Water is an inextricable part of our lives. It is used in almost every single aspect of human consumption, directly or indirectly. However, it is a well-known fact that Earth’s freshwater resources are drying up, exacerbated by issues of global warming and climate change at large.
With the acute shortage of fresh, consumable water almost all around the world, human beings have turned to the sea and brackish waters for sustaining our water needs. Desalination is the process that facilitates this and has been used widely in almost every major nation worldwide to provide water for its citizens. This process has been achieved through Water Purifiers.
Being one of the driest continents on the map, countries like Australia have shifted to desalination processes to meet their water demands. Several desalination plants have been set up in parts of Sydney, Southern Australia, and Victoria, among others.
What are the types of purifiers available?
Reverse Osmosis is the most widely used procedure for desalination today. 96% of the Australian population believe that RO-purified seawater is safe for human consumption. This process is much more simplified in home-use water purifiers. In these systems, there are not just RO procedures but also other filtration procedures.
There are several types of purifiers that are available for domestic use. These include kitchen water filters, shower filters, special appliances filters, and even entire house filters! Caravan filters for mobile caravan vehicles are also available. Such systems are installed in offices and other professional settings as well.
These filters typically use a combination of Reverse Osmosis and pressure filtration based on the amount of water load. (Since a professional setting will have a higher water load containing larger impurities than a typical home setting, the filters also differ.)
Why should we opt for water purifiers?
There are many advantages to opting for these purifying systems. Of course, the traditional methods of water purification–boiling, sedimentation, sublimation, etc., do exist. But they have limits in operationalization and speed that are overcome by a purification system. There are several reasons why RO purifiers are better:
- Advanced technology and smooth manufacturing: These systems will fit right in a modern household as they come in a variety of models and colors to match your walls. These purifiers also have easy touch access: you can choose hot, cold or lukewarm!
- Quick change cartridges: Cleaning and removing the machine becomes a simplified task and fairly self-achievable. The clogging of impurities is often a worry in many purifying machines. But in a few select state-of-the-art models, there are inbuilt sensors that will notify the consumer if service is required.
- Taste: Water will not have an unpleasant taste or odor, therefore adding to the quality of the product. Water purified in such systems will also not have a metallic taste as in distilled water but will be easy on your taste buds. What’s more? If your water source has higher salt concentration, RO systems soften and sweeten the water to make it delectable.
- Decontamination: Traces of heavy metals, impurities, parasites, bacteria, and other forms of turbidity will be removed with ease and haste, leaving the water clean and safe. Unadulterated water becomes pivotal as we are saved from the dangers of several long term health problems like lead poisoning.
- Compact: These machines are of optimal size and hence, occupy less space. This, in turn, avoids cluttering. Despite the optimal size, these water purifiers have a big storage system (starting from 5L – 7+L) which means there is an unrestricted and steady supply of water during the day.