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Monthly Archives: December 2015

  1. How can the taste of water be improved? Is the odor caused due to plastic pipes considered health hazard?.

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    Plastic Pipes Considered Health Hazard

    How do you improve the taste of the water?
    Is the odor caused by plastic pipes bad for your health?
    Is water from plastic pipes good to drink?
    Where does the odor in pipes come from?
    Where does unpleasant odor result from?

    A reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration system can greatly improve the taste and the quality of water.

    However, if the offensive smell and taste is due to bleaching power (free chlorine) then a good carbon filtration unit can be used.

    Where does the odor in pipes come from?
    If the water supply lines are made of plastic – such as PVC and CPVC the odor may be coming from chemicals present in the new pipe as well as the solvent based glue that was used to join them together. If the water is coming from an overhead tank then it might get hot during the day. Hot water increases the amount of chemicals released into the water from the plastic.

    The odor in water caused by plastic pipes, however is not considered a health hazard and should diminish over time.

    If the water is coming from a well or tube-well or from natural springs, then it may be rich in minerals or other natural chemicals, like sulphur (dissloved hydrogen sulfide gas), which can result in an unpleasant odor that is more easily detected when the water is heated or in winter when flow-through, in the well is low. Although typical concentrations of Hydrogen Sulphide gas in household water does not pose a health risk, high concentrations do affect the tastes of water. A concentration as low as 0.1 milligram hydrogen sulphide per litra of water is detectable by smell b y most people. Activated carbon adsorbs soluble organic compounds and certain gases such as chlorine and hydrogen sulfide.

    Know more about the different types of RO Water Purifiers.

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  2. Can Manganese Dioxide be used to remove Hydrogen Sulphide?

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    Dioxide be Used to Remove Water Impurities

    Can manganese dioxide be used to remove water impurities?
    Can manganese dioxide be used to remove sulphides?
    Does high purity media oxidize iron?
    Where is manganese dioxide used in?

    Manganese dioxide is a compound that occurs naturally as the mineral pyrolusite and it is used in water filtration systems to remove hydrogen sulfide by oxidizing and converting the gas to tiny particles of sulfur, that can then be trapped inside the filter.

    This high-purity media is also highly effective at oxidizing iron, precipitating it out of the water for removal, which is why many hydrogen sulfide removal systems are also sold and marketed as iron water filters.

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  3. Does chlorination of water remove the harmful pathogens?

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    Chlorination of Water Remove Pathogens

    Does chlorination of water remove pathogens?
    Is chlorination a good removal method for pathogens?
    Does chlorination kill bacteria inside water?
    What is essential to check before chlorination?
    Is it advisable to chlorinate turbid water?

    Chlorine, if used in sufficient concentration and with adequate contact time, is an excellent disinfectant that kills most disease-causing bacteria, viruses and cysts of protozoa. It also kills non-pathogenic iron, manganese and sulfur bacteria.

    Before chlorination, it is very essential to check the turbidity and pH levels of water. It is always advisable not to chlorinate turbid water because the suspended particles can protect the micro- organisms.

    According to WHO, if the turbidity of the well water is greater than 5NTU after the cleaning and rehabilitation stage, all water should be removed from the well once again, followed by scrubbing the well lining with a strong concentration of bleach in water. After that allow the well to refill with water and test turbidity levels again to ensure compliance.

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  4. 7 precautions to be taken while using water during travelling?

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    Water Precautions During Travelling

    What are the precautions to take using water when travelling?
    What are some things to consider when carrying water during travelling?
    Does it make sense to carry water when you travel?
    Is it advisable to drink fruit juice?
    Is it recommended to drink water from wet cans?

    1 Use sealed bottled water, filtered, or boiled water for drinking

    2 Drink beverages made only with boiled water whenever possible (such as hot tea and coffee). Water boiled for any length of time at sea level (even 1 minute) is safe to drink.

    3 Drink canned, boxed, or commercially bottled carbonated water and drinks. Beware of unsealed containers that may have been refilled.

    4 Carry safe water if going out for the day in an area where availability of safe water is not assured.

    5 Don’t drink fruit juice unless it comes directly from a sealed container; otherwise it may have been diluted with “unsafe” tap water.

    6 Don’t assume that water is safe because it is chlorinated. Chlorination does not destroy all the organisms that can cause illness.

    7 Don’t drink from wet cans or bottles—the water on them may be contaminated.

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  5. What should one do, if the water available is either rust coloured or black?

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    Rust Coloured Water

    What to do if the water is rust coloured?
    What to do if the water is black in colour?
    How to know if water has clay?
    What does it mean if water colour is black?
    What to do if the water you see is black?

    If the water coming from a well or tube-well is rust colored, then the problem is probably due to iron.

    If the water color is black it could be either sulfur, which has a smell like rotten eggs or manganese. All of these can be removed with a Zero B Water Purifier

    However, if the water has a very fine dirt content, then it indicates the presence of colloidal clay. In such cases the water in a glass may stay cloudy even after sitting for 60 minutes. If this is the case, then a coagulation filter system may be required.

    To know more the type of Water Purifiers offered by Zero B and their applications, please click here.

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  6. Which type of Water Purifier should one buy?

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    Type of Water Purifier

    Which water purifier to buy?
    Which is a safe purifier to buy?
    What are the different types of water purifier?
    How many types of water purifier can you get?
    Do we ask for product test when buying a purifier?

    There are lots of different types of water purifiers available in the market and it becomes really confusing for an individual to understand which purifier will be the right one for him.

    First of all one should know what type of impurities is present in our supply water. The best way to analyze this is through a detailed water analysis.

    Next, it is necessary to investigate what type of ‘purifiers are available that addresses the specific needs.

    There are a number of resources on the internet that can confuse the buyers making him decide for the wrong product.

    Always ask for a water test followed by a product demo to understand the type of your type of water and whether the purifier suits this type of water..

    Learn more about different variants of water purifier offered by ZeroB. Right here!

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  7. Is boiling or the use of a household charcoal filter sufficient for treating water?

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    Is boiling water sufficient for treating water?
    Does the use of charcoal filter enough for treating water?
    What to do if the water is turbid?
    Can you remove chemicals with a low boiling point?
    Can boiling remove all chemicals?

    Your water supply may contain, harmful pathogens and chemicals, apart from mud and other suspended impurities.

    Boiling can kill most micro-organisms present in water like disease causing micro-organisms such as giardia and bacteria like E.coli, typhoid, etc. If the water is turbid, it should be filtered through a clean cloth, or coffee filter to remove the suspended matter, before boiling.

    However, boiling cannot remove heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceutical contaminants, etc that may pose serious health problems. It may remove chemicals which have a lower boiling point than water but it does not remove turbidity, foul tastes and odours.

    In short, boiling cannot purify your water completely. So for a completely pure and safe drinking water one needs to install a water purifier

    To know more on the different purifiers available and their capabilities, do check here..

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  8. Is your water contaminated with Giardia parasite?

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    Water Contaminated with Giardia Parasite

    How to know if water is contaminated with parasites?
    Can we identify if our water is contaminated with Giardia?
    How bad is the Giardia parasite?
    What are some diseases caused due to giardia parasite?
    Does Giardia affect the immune system?

    Giardia is a microscopic parasites that can be present in your drinking water.

    Giardia causes an intestinal illness called giardiasis or “beaver fever”, while Cryptosporidium is a similar type of parasite that causes cryptosporidiosis.

    Both parasites, but particularly cryptosporidium, can pose a more serious threat to people with weaker immune system, such as those living with cancer, or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs. For these people, the symptoms are more severe and can be life threatening.

    Hence, it becomes mandatory for you to check your water supply for the kind of contaminants present in it. To make the drinking water free of these pathogens, you need to install a water purifier which can get rid of microbial impurities. Zero B ECO RO will be one such purifier which can remove physical, chemical and biological impurities present in water. Learn more about the ZeroB ECO RO.

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  9. Why it is essential to remove Hydrogen Sulfide though it may not be a health hazard?

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    Remove Hydrogen Sulfide

    Why to remove Hydrogen Sulfide from water?
    Is it necessary to remove hydrogen sulfide?
    What are the health hazards of hydrogen sulfide?
    Is hydrogen sulfide readily oxidized?
    Can chlorine help remove all contaminants?

    Hydrogen sulfide in drinking water is a nuisance-contaminant. Though it is generally not a health hazard, its offensive odor and corrosive properties usually make treatment necessary.

    In well aerated water, hydrogen sulfide is readily oxidized to sulfates and biologically oxidized to elemental sulfur. In the absence of dissolved oxygen in water, microbial reduction of sulfate to sulfide can occur.

    Various treatment alternatives exist for treating Water with Hydrogen Sulfide contamination, however, chlorination is the most common and effective method.

    Chlorination is an effective treatment for removing hydrogen sulfide more so because Iron and manganese frequently occur in association with hydrogen sulfide, and chlorine can help remove all three of these nuisance contaminants.

    Always get your water tested by trained water experts, before buying a Water Purifier as it is necessary what type of contaminants are present in your water.

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  10. Newer ways to Purify Water

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    Ozone Eradicates

    What are some ways to purify water?
    How do you purify water?
    Are there any new ways to purify water?
    Is Ozone a good oxidant?
    Which metals can ozone oxidize?

    Water purification by using Ozone is one of the most effective methods for eradicating toxins from water. This method was approved by the FDA, USA.

    Ozone, also known as O3, is a powerful oxidant (Oxdizing agent) that acts on pesticides, fungus, organic materials, contaminates and pathogens (bacteria, virus, etc)s.

    Ozone is an excellent disinfectant with the superior ability to remove pathogens found in water. It is much better and safer than chlorine.

    Since it is a very powerful oxidant, it that can oxidize the traces of metals in water such as manganese, iron and sulfur into insoluble particles, aiding to the filtration process.

    Addition of Ozone in water, also aids in improving taste and odor. A great advantage of the use of Ozone is a naturally occurring substance and when utilized for water purification purposes it disappears without a trace .

    Not only does ozone remove microorganisms from water, it also halts the accumulation of deposits in pipes and water systems.

    Another very important benefit of water purification using ozone is that no chemicals are needed to be added to water.

    Ozone Water Purification System, is currently one of the most popular water purification systems used, all over the world.

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