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Monthly Archives: April 2016

  1. How Zero B Water Purifiers help in Saving Water?

    Post by : Zerob

    Iron Filtration System

    How does water purifiers save water?
    Does water purifiers save the environment?
    How much percentage of water does Zero B recover?
    How much water wastage is done regular RO purifiers?
    How does Zero B purifiers help save water?

    In conventional RO water purifiers about 15 – 20 liters of water is required to get 5 liters of pure water.
    This means any convention RO Water Purifier recovers about 25 – 30 % of the incoming water to its pure form and the remaining impure water is rejected by the purifier.
    Which means ordinary RO Purifiers waste 75% of water.

    Zero B ECO RO is the only product available in the market which uses just 7 – 8 liters of input water to produce 5 liters of pure water. This means Zero B ECO RO recovers about 70-75% of the incoming water.
    Hence only very small fraction of water around 20% is rejected as waste by the Zero B ECO RO.
    This quality of Zero B ECO RO Water Purifier is unmatched and is extremely useful in these days when water scarcity is at its peak.

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  2. Do you know How much of water we waste in our everyday lives?

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    Water Management

    How much water is wasted everyday?
    What are the statistics of water wastage?
    Why is conservation of water important?
    Does drinking water get wasted?
    How much water is wasted in indoor domestic uses?

    Water usage per household on an average ranges between 220 and 567 liters a day. Conservation of water is important for the protection of our drinking water supplies.

    By using water wisely, we can lessen demand on the water resources and spend less money on our water bill.
    An excellent means of saving water is to understand where it goes. The table below can help us understand usage of water in our everyday lives.

    Toilet: 27 – 40%
    Laundry: 16 – 22%
    Showers and Baths: 17 – 20%
    Faucets: 16 – 17%
    Leaks: 5 – 14%
    Dishwater: 2-3%
    Other Indoor Domestic Uses: 1-2%

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  3. Small ways in which we can help address the issue of Water Scarcity?

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    Save Water

    How can we address water scarcity?
    Is water scarcity a problem?
    How much water can be saved by closing the faucet?
    What are the ways to address water scarcity?
    How can you save water in your bathroom?

    With the levels of water scarcity we are experiencing in India, these days, it surely calls for lot of awareness on our part to help prevent wastage of water and ensure we do not face such kind of droughts in the future. Some of the ways in which every household in our country can effectively contribute towards saving Water are listed down below:
    Saving water in the Bathroom;
    1. One can save 11 to 18 litres of water each time someone shaves by filling the sink, instead of letting the water run continuously.

    2. Turning off the faucet when brushing teeth can save 11-18 litres of water each time one brushes. Also short bursts of water can be considered to rinse.

    3. Flushing only when it is necessary and never using toilets as trash cans for tissue.

    4. Changing the showerheads in the bathroom, Older heads will allow water to flow at a rate of 30-37 litres per minute, while the more efficient models allow much lower flow rate.

    Saving Water In Kitchen.

    1. Clean fruits and vegetables in a partially filled sink or container and rinse them quickly.

    2. Steaming vegetables uses less water compared to boiling, while conserving more nutrients and taste.

    3. When purchasing a new dishwasher, select an energy and water efficient model.

    4. Thawing frozen goods under a running tap wastes water. Take the frozen food out of the freezer early enough so that it can take its natural time to thaw.

    Checking for Water Leaks.

    1. Common leaks are faucets that drip or slowly run

    2. Drips around the side or bottom of the water heater are also common. Even small leaks can add up quickly to huge water wastage.
    If we take small steps like these, together to save water, it will make a huge difference and can help us prevent these type of droughts in our country.

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  4. Why do we need to remove hardness of water?

    Post by : Zerob

    Water Treatment for Iron Removal

    Why to remove hardness inside water?
    Can you use hard water for a kettle?
    Is it necessary to remove hardness inside water?
    How does scaling happen in appliances?
    What are the effects of hardness in water?

    Hard water in home can cause scaling and furring of heating systems used like kettles, geysers, other utensils that are used to heat water. Apart from heating appliances, these scaling can be seen to happen in washing machines, dishwashers and such other type of appliances. The extent of scaling usually depends on the level of hardness in the water, the temperature to which the water gets heated and also on the quantity of water used in the appliances.

    This is how scaling happens in some of the commonly used appliances used at our home:

    Kettles

    Using hard water in kettles produces calcium carbonate scale or fur. In metal kettles this sticks to the side and in plastic kettles, which have smoother sides, it appears as a film on top of the water.
    Showers, Sinks and toilets

    Lime scaling or the depositing of salts of calcium and other metals contained in hard water happens when thin films form on smooth surfaces of baths, basins, WC pans, allowing dirt to accumulate there. If cleaning is not done regularly, these deposits can become tougher to remove.

    Heating systems

    Generally, in water heating systems, water travels from a tank in the roof, to a boiler, where it is heated. In some other types of water heater, the unit is a small one that can fit in easily inside the bathroom. To avoid scaling inside these water heaters, avoid overheating of water. A maximum temperature of 60 degrees centigrade is recommended.

    Immersion heaters

    Immersion heaters can be susceptible to too much scale building up on the heating element and stopping the water circulating properly. To prevent excessive heating of the water, we recommend you make sure the thermostat is working and correctly adjusted. Here again 60 degree centigrade is sufficient.

    If you are regularly using an immersion heater it may be possible to prevent the build up of scale by using elements with special metal sheaths.

    So, to prevent these scale build up in your utensils and appliances one way is to use a Water Softener, which can reduce the Hardness present in the supply water and thus prevent scaling or furring.

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  5. What causes Hardness of Water?

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    Hardness of Water

    What causes hardness in water?
    What are the primary minerals which cause hardness in water?
    Is hardness of water harmful?
    What is the milligram size of minerals in water?
    How much minerals in water is considered hard water?

    The water we get for our daily needs comes from natural sources – both underground as well as from sources closer to surface like the rivers or lakes.
    Is hardness of water harmful?
    This water needs to be treated to remove harmful and unpleasant materials like bacteria, viruses and dissolved impurities before being fit for human consumption. Even after treating, tap water may still contain some amount of minerals in it.

    The primary minerals that causes hardness in water are calcium and magnesium.

    When water contains 0-60 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of these minerals, it is considered to be “soft water.”
    Concentration between 60-120 milligrams per liter (mg/L) is classified as “moderately hard.” while concentration of 121-180 mg/L is called “hard.”

    Water which has 180 mg/L of mineral content is considered Very Hard.
    The higher the concentration of minerals in water, the “harder” it is.

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  6. Is your water contaminated with Iron?

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    Water Contaminated with Iron

    How to check if water is contaminated with iron?
    Is my water contaminated with iron?
    What are the effect of iron contamination?
    Is iron contamination in water bad?
    Does iron in water cause circulatory disorders?

    Iron is one of the most important minerals that a human body needs, but excess of iron can be cause of concern.

    It can lead to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other fatal ailments. Any water that is iron contaminated with as low as 0.4 PPM (Particles per Million) may result into reddish brown to yellowish discoloration of water.

    These are some of the effects of consuming water that is contaminated with iron.

    1. Skin and hair damage.

    2. Circulatory system disoders.

    3. Changes in the taste and odor of water.

    4. Staining of Garments and Utensils

    With the advancement of water purification technology, the removal of iron from water has become easier. There are some purifiers available that can help in removing the presence of Iron in water and making it safe for human consumption.

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  7. How to identify presence of Bacteria in water containers?

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    Bacteria in Water Containers

    How to identify presence of bacteria in water?
    How to check bacteria presence in water?
    Where is bacteria most commonly found?
    Can we identify bacteria in water containers?
    What are some sources of bacteria in water?

    Almost 99% of bacteria live in colonies and attached to surfaces as biofilms. If you open a reusable water bottle and rub your finger along the inner surface you might feel a soft coating on the inside of the bottle. This soft film is called a biofilm, a colony of bacteria. A single bacteria can attach itself to a surface and start reproducing and create a colony of reproducing bacteria, that finally becomes a biofilm.

    One thing that every well owners should do is to treat the wells with chlorine. Even if a single bacteria is left it will rebuild itself. Though most bacteria are harmless to humans still there are some bacteria that can prove to be hazardous to our health.

    Faucets, Showerheads in bathroom and Taps in the kitchens are home to such colonies of bacteria which get flushed out each time we turn them on. It is always good to run a bit of water before filling a container or jumping inside a shower. Faucets can be treated by dipping them in vinegar. This is accomplished by hanging a small bag containing vinegar on the faucet or showerhead.

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  8. 7 ways to keep yourself safe during the ensuing rainy season

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    Rainy Season

    How to keep yourself safe during rainy season?
    How to keep away from diseases during rainy season?
    What are the ways to keep safe during rainy season?
    What are some tips to keep safe from rainy water?
    Is it advisable to eat food which is kept out for a long time?

    Though rains bring in much needed relief from summer heat, they also give rise to water borne diseases like Influenza, Typhoid, Diarrhea, Jaundice, etc. Due to the rains, water gets accumulated in our surroundings leading to mosquitoe breeding and eventual rise of diseases like malaria and dengue. Eye flu and infections of the foot are also observed in this season. Apart from these, high blood pressure, muscular and joint aches, gas formation and gastric disturbances also occur quite frequently in this season. Incidence of viral attacks, cough and cold also goes up during this time of the year.

    Here are some tips to help you keep these diseases and infections at bay so that you can enjoy the season to the fullest.

    1. During monsoon intestinal functions along with the digestive system become weak, thus making the body highly vulnerable to any kind of infection. Therefore always prefer eating light food and avoid too much of spicy and fried foods.

    2. As most of the infections during monsoon are water borne, so avoid water that is not properly boiled. Drinking water should be boiled and properly filtered and purified. It is best advice to drink warm water with the meals for easy digestion.

    3. Avoid consuming food that is kept exposed for a long time, as the food tends to get contaminated by germs due to this exposure and the contaminated food on entering our body can cause various ailments.

    4. Vegetables should be washed and preferably steamed before use and cooked well to kill any germ content in them

    5. People suffering from diabetes should take special care of their feet during monsoon season like not walking barefoot as the ground becomes a reservoir of all types of germs during the rainy season.

    6. Prevent mosquito breeding by not letting water accumulate in your surroundings. A few drops of Kerosene or phenyl in stagnant water can help in checking mosquito breeding.

    7.Apart from naturally occurring diseases, electrical injuries due to leakage of current, water dripping on to live electrical wiring is also common during the rains. Hence it would be wise to have a thorough check-up of the wirings, switches, plugs and positioning of wires around the house.

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  9. TOP 5 Reasons to choose an RO Purifier?

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    RO Purifier

    Why to choose a RO Purifier?
    Is underground water safe?
    Is RO purifier superior compared to others?
    What are the benefits of RO Purifier?
    How much percentage of bacteria is removed form RO purifier?

    Following are some of the reasons why you should be buying an RO purifier.

    1. RO Purifiers can remove tiny particles that are present in drinking water.
    Other methods of water purification like uv purification or boiling water, does not remove small particles of metals or chemicals that may be present in water.

    2. RO purifiers do not produce or release any chemicals into water.

    3. RO purifiers remove minerals and salts that may cause water to smell and taste odd.

    4. RO purifiers have membranes that last longer compared to other purifers.

    5. RO purifiers remove 99% of the bacteria and pyrogenic substances present in water.

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  10. Can water purifiers run without electricity?

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    Water Purifier without Electricity

    Can water purifiers run without electricity?
    Which types of water purifiers can run without electricity?
    Do non electric purifiers require zero electricity?
    How do online water purifiers work?
    Are the online purifiers portable?

    Some types of Water Filters and Purifiers can run without electricity. These are generally termed asa non-electric water purifiers as they do not need electricity for their operations

    These are typically divided into two types:

    Online and Offline.

    Online purifiers:

    The Online Water Purifiers or Filters are fixed to the mouth of taps.
    These are portable and does not need electricity for use. It uses a resin filter that needs to be changed every month or based upon the amount of usage.

    Offline Purifiers:

    The offline purifiers don’t need electricity for their operation but uses a combination of sediment filters and activated carbon filters. The Storage type water purifiers are very helpful in regioins where there is scarcity of water and where reliable power supply is not available.

    Some of the non-electric water purifiers offered by Zero B are:

    1. Suraksha (ONLINE WATER PURIFIER)

    2. Puriline 2L (ONLINE PURIFIER)

    3. Puriline 4L (ONLINE PURIFIER)

    4. SURAKSHA PLUS PRO (STORAGE WATER PURIFIER)

    5. SOLAR (STORAGE WATER PURIFIER)

    Click here to know more on Non Electric Water Purifiers

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