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Benefits of Water Purifiers

  1. How healthy is Bottled water?

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    Pure Water in Bottle

    Is bottled water healthy?
    How healthy is the water inside a bottle?
    Is the taste of water affected by bottled water?
    Are bottled waters overpriced?
    Are bottled water pure than tap water?

    Though bottled water producers will make you believe that the water they provide in bottles are of the purest form with claims and pictures of water being sourced from springs and pristine sources but in reality it is no purer than ordinary tap water.
    The purity talk of Bottled water is more hype than reality.
    The taste and quality of bottled water can range from very good to very bad depending on the brand, and that is a serious problem leave aside the perils of plastic leach that releases harmful chemicals and hormone disruptors into water.

    Over and above that bottled waters are overpriced, most times unsanitary and are a major cause of environmental pollution.

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  2. Stay Hydrated this Winter

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    Stay Hydrated this Winter 

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    In winter as the temperature begins to drop, the air starts becoming drier. Due to this our bodies too show signs of de-hydration with roughness of the skin, dry cough, chapped lips, etc. Our intake of water during winter also falls appreciaably as we dont experience the kind of thirst that we do in summer or other seasons of the year.

    70% of our body is made up of water and thus require a good amount of hydration anytime, any season. But during winters as we tend to get less thirsty we tend to feed our body with less water than during other seasons.

    What happens if we don’t have enough fluids?
    When we keep our bodies well hydrated, our appetites are more regulated. But, in case we are not drinking enough fluids, our metabolic functions get affected resulting in our inability to assimilate fat. This in turn prevents us from recognizing thirst, believing it to be hunger and leading us to eat more than its needed.

    Which are some of the food with high amounts of water?
    The amount of water one should drink varies from person to person. Factors such as our weight, activity level, gender and age needs to be taken into account before arriving at the ideal water intake level.

    For people leaading a sedentary life 6-8 glasses per day is good enugh but if someone is indulging in physical activities one needs to drink 8-12 glasses of water per day.

    At times it can be difficult for us to keep up with the water intake levels in winter weather as we really dont feel the urge to drink. In such cases water-based foods – can act as a natural source of water while also providing rich vitamins and minerals. Some of these food include watermelons, apples, grapes and cucumber are a few fruits which can help up the water levels in our body.

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  3. Is the water you drink at home safe enough for your children?

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    Safe Drinking Water

    Is the water at your home safe?
    Is drinking water safe for children?
    How safe is drinking water for kids?
    How are gastrointestinal diseases caused?
    How to ensure water is safe for drinking?

    For most people living in metropolitan areas in India, the primary source of drinking water is the Tanker Water. The tankers are primarily fed with water from private wells. These private wells are not at all regulated and hence the safety of this water may be compromised due to some of the following reasons:

    – Where the well is located
    – How well it is being maintained
    – Quality of the aquifer supplying the well
    – Environmental conditions in the close proximity of the well

    Hence the well water needs to be treated before being completely safe and fit for consumption.

    Apart from contamination of water at the source, the tap water can also get contaminated due to leakages in the pipeline.

    The lead used in manuufacturing of these pipes contaminates the water passing through it.

    How this contaminated water effects you and your children’s health depends upon the type and concenntration of contaminants present in water.

    Here are some of the contaminants that are generally found in tap and well water and their affect on the children:

    1. Cryptosporidium, a pathogen that can at times cause fatal gastrointestinal disease.

    2. Nitrates can contaminate water and pose a great threat to infants and small children. The nitrates get converted into nitrites that prevent blood from transporting oxygen. This affects the infants and small chldren more as older children develops an enzyme in their system that helps restore blood’s ability to carry oxygen.

    3. Thirdly the presence of Lead in water can cause both physical and mental developmental problems in infants and children. Adults who have been drinking lead-tainted water for a number of years can experience kidney problems and high blood pressure.

    So we need to ensure that the water that is being drank at home is free from these contaminants.

    Now the question is how do we ensure this?

    How to ensure water is safe for drinking? Now the question is how do we ensure this?
    Boiling of water can only take care of some types of pathogens present in water but the water will still be unsafe for drinking as the contaminants like lead, nitrates, and pesticides do not get eliminated in the course of boiling. On the contrary boiling reduces the volume of water and increases the concentration of those contaminants rendering the water more unsafe.

    So the only effective way of making the water free from contaminats is by using an advanced water purifier – A water purifier that can remove physical, chemical, biological impurities and also the salts of heavy metals and make it safe and fit for your family.

    Learn more about the Advanced RO Purifiers that are capable of removing these contaminants.

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  4. Why RO Purifiers are considered better than UF Purifiers?

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    Why are RO purifiers better than UF?
    What happens to the impurities in the RO purification?
    Are RO Purifiers better than UF purifiers?
    How does RO process work?
    How does a UF purifier work?

    To understand how RO Purifiers score over UF Purifiers we need to delve slightly into the purification process of both these purifiers.

    Lets start with the RO Purifiers first.

    In RO Purifiers purification happens following a process of Reverse Osmosis. To understand the process of Reverse Osmosis, let us take a closer look at the Osmosis process. Osmosis is a process in which water molecules flow across a semi permeable membrane – from a region of lower solute strength to a region of higher solute strength. The solute strength in this case refers to the TDS (Total Dissolved & Suspended Impurities) level of water. The water thus in an Osmosis process moves from across the membrane from a region of lower TDS level to the region of higher TDS level

    In the RO process the Opposite happens. Hence the name Reverse Osmosis. In this process water is forced to move from a region of higher solute concentration to the region of lower solute concentration. This is achieved by pumping water at a higher pressure inside the RO Chamber causing water molecules to be flow through the membrane to the other side leaving behind dissolved solids and other impurities. The impurities that are left behind are drained out through another outlet. The water that passes through the semi permeable membrane in the RO Purifier has a much lesser concentration of TDS than the original inlet water.

    So, when the water has high TDS and is Hard, RO Purification is the most effective

    Since the water needs to be pumped at a high pressure to help it pass across the membrane, RO Purifiers will need electricity to perform this task. Hence the RO Purifiers cannot operate without electricity

    In an UF or Ultra filtration Purifier, a semi permeable membrane like in case of RO Purifier is used but the holes in the UF Purifier are much larger compared to the holes in the RO purifier and as a result water passes through the UF Filter using the force gravity and without any additional applied pressure. Thus UF Filters work without electricity and should be considered for use where the TDS level of water is low and the water is not Hard

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  5. Does an RO Purifier needs maintenance?

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    Do RO purifier need maintenance?
    How often does RO purifier need maintenance?
    How periodic does a RO purifier need to be maintained?
    What steps to take to make the purification of water optimal?
    What to do after the post filter stage?

    For a Reverse Osmosis Water Purifier to function optimally, it needs to be periodically maintained.
    The frequency of maintenance depends on the extent of use of the system. Though whether or not a purifier is used heavily or sparsely, one needs to get it serviced at least once in a year’s period to ensure the filtration is happening right and that the scaling of the membrane is not much.

    There are a few important steps we need to take unless and until you are using an advanced RO Water Purifier like the ECO RO Water Purifier

    To make the purification system perform to the peak of its ability, the following needs to be routinely followed:

    Regular Filter Changes

    This will depend upon the upon how many stages of purification is being used in your RO Purifier.

    Sediment Filter
    The sediment filter which helps in straining ot the dirt and the silt needs to be changed at least once a year to prevent clogging of the membrane.

    Carbon Filter
    The carbon filter that removes chlorine and other harmful chemical contaminants affect the water’s taste and odor and should be changed once a year.

    RO Membrane
    RO membranes do not need replacement very often. Under normal circumstanes then can be safely changed once in 3 years but in case the overall maintenane of the system is not done and the RO Membrance gets affected due to this then this may need a change as well.

    Post Filter
    The Post filter in the final stage of Purification in an RO Purifier and it helps in removing any residual odor and foul taste in water to ensure you get completely pure and fresh drinking water.

    If the RO Purifiers are not maintained from time to time as explained above the RO Membrance which is the heart of the Purifier may get affected leading to inferior quality of output water and also a reduced life span of the Purifier

    Know more about the different RO Purifiers

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    Is RO water acidic?
    Is RO water not good for health?
    Is acidic water harmful?
    Do all RO purifiers have pre filters?
    What serious ailments are caused due to acidic water?

    Some people are of the opinion that Water from an RO Water Purifier is Acidic and hence unsafe and not good for health. This is not correct. Water from an RO water purifier is the best water to drink.

    The fact is, though carbonic acid gets generated to some extent in the initial stages of purification, the special cartridges, containing alkali chemicals. that are used in the later stages of purification in an RO Purifier helps in removing all traces acid from water.

    Moreover, its important to note here that the Carbonic Acid that gets generated during the RO purification process is the same as the one that is present in aerated drinks we consume but in far lesser concentration. The final output water from the tap of the RO Water Purifier does not contain traces of carbolic acid as the acid gets neutralised by the alkaline cartridge before flowing out of the Water Purifier. It is worthwhile to also mention here that our stomach has far more stronger acid in the form of Hydrochloric Acid compared to the Carbonic acid that gets generated during the RO Purification Process.

    All RO water purifiers also have pre-filters which help in removing dissolved chemicals and chlorine from water before the water flows through the RO membrane. The RO membrane filter out organic molecules of pesticides, herbicides and VOC’s.

    For most of us having safe water means consuming water that is free from germs and viruses to prevent us from diseases like Cholera, Typhoid, Dysentery, etc. Though these are serious ailments but modern day medicines can easily cure these ailments. Also just by boiling the water one can make sure that water is free from such germs.

    But much more dangerous than microbiological impurities are the impurities present in the form of dissolved chemicals, especially the salts of Heavy Metals like Arsenic, Chromium-6, Lead, Mercury, etc. which can cause lifelong damage and early death. We may not even know that we are being slowly poisoned due to heavy metal contamination, because there appears no difference in taste or smell of water. These can only be detected by chemical analysis of water.

    The Heavy Metal in water tend to ‘bio-accumulate’ in our body, which means that once heavy metal is absorbed, our body cannot get rid of it. So even though there are no immediate problems the heavy metals in our body keeps on accumulating as more and more water gets consumed by us. Finally Heavy Metal poisoning symptoms start showing up. By then it usually becomes too late. Heavy metals in water causes life threatening diseases like cancer can cause nerve damage, stunted growth in children and also early death. Children suffer most from heavy metal pollution of water. Boiling the water does not remove dissolved heavy metals from water.

    So how can we be absolutely safe from being poisoned by heavy metal in drinking water. The answer is to use a Reverse Osmosis or RO water filter purifier.

    Only an RO Water Purifier can remove heavy metal and other dissolved salts present in water while also removing bacteria and viruses present in water to provide almost distilled quality water.

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  7. Causes of water contamination in India

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    Causes of Water Contamination in India

    What are the causes of water contamination in India?
    How contaminated is the water in India?
    How much water is generated everyday?
    What is the pesticide consumption in India?
    Does agriculture have harmful effluents?

    Over 26,000 million litres of wate water gets generated every day by a population of over 20 crores residing in 900 cities and towns across India.

    Out of this huge quantity of waste water only about 6,000 mld(million litres per day) is treated and the balance 20,000 mld of waste water gets released without any treatment causing alarming levels of pollution in water.

    If we add this up with another 50,000 polluting industries in India contributing around 5,000 mld of untreated waste water, then the problem gets further aggravated.

    Domestic sewage is the major source of pollution of surface water, contributing harmful pathogens, the main cause of water borne diseases

    Apart from this, the annual pesticides consumption is about 1,00,000 tonnes in India. This indirectly contributes to contamination of ground water.

    Over and above, the agricultural run‐off and industrial effluents contribute to excessive nutrients in water bodies thereby contaminating water in these water bodies

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  8. How does an UV Purifier work?

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    How does UV Purifier work?
    What is the process of a UV purifier?
    Does UV purifier require running water?
    Which is the best UV purifier?
    Where is UV purifier best suited for?

    In an UV water purifier, a lamp is used to generate UV rays like those produced by the sun. When tap water enters the UV Purifier, it is exposed to Ultra Violet radiation. The UV radiation helps in destroying almost 100% of the harmful micro-organisms present in the water by changing their cell structure.

    Though UV radiation helps in destroying almost 100% of the harmful micro-organisms present, it cannot remove harmful salts, chemicals or heavy metals present in water or change the taste, smell or the pH balance of water.
    Hence most UV Purifiers combine UV technology with Activated Carbon to remove harmful salts, chemicals and other dissolved impurities present in water.

    The UV Water Purifiers are best suited for areas where the water is not “hard”.

    One important point to be noted here is that, UV Purifiers work on electricity and require running water. They also require timely servicing to ensure that the UV bulb and filters if any, like the Activated Carbon Filters are replaced on time.

    One of the best UV Purifiers available in the market today is the UV Grande which also uses a technology known as ESS.

    Know more about the UV Grande…

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  9. What are Effects of Hard Water & Auto Softener Benefits| ZeroB Online

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    Effects of Hard Water

    What are the effects of hard water?
    What are some harmful effects of hard water?
    Is hard water found across all regions?
    What do water softeners use?
    Does scale formation happen frequently?

    If the water you use at your home leaves a white residue in your basins and sinks or leaves stain marks on the sanitary fittings or clogs the shower heads or if your clothes look dirty and stiff after washing then the water you are consuming might be a hard water.

    Hard water is water that has a high content of calcium and magnesium salts. These salts form deposits in the pipes and appliances commonly called a scale.
    Scale formation causes the utensils, appliances, fittings at your home look dirty and at the same time can harm these appliances by decreasing their life by several years while also inflating the power bills. Scale formation in the geysers or kettles can increase the time it would normally take to heat water.

    Hard water is found across all regions here in India. If the concentration of calcium and magnesium salts are at 4 grains per gallon water is stated to be mildly hard, at 7 grains per gallon it is considered hard and at 10 grams per gallon water is considered to be very hard.

    Water softeners like Auto Softeners can be used to reduce the hardness of water. The water softeners use ion-exchange resins in which the calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium ions.

    The benefits of using a Auto Softener are plenty including the ones listed below:

    – Helps skin feel softer, Hair softer and shinier
    – Clothes look stainfree
    – Utensils and ceramicwares look sparkling
    – Prevents corrosion of plumbing fixtures and appliances
    – Reduces soap and detergent use
    – Reduces electricity costs

    Know more about the Auto Softener or leave your behind your contact details to help us get in touch with you to help you with your hard water woes.

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  10. Why RO Purifiers are considered better than other types of Purifiers?

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    Benefits of RO Purifiers

    Why are RO purifiers better?
    Are RO purifiers better than others?
    What is the difference between RO and other purifiers?
    Can the bacteria in water be neutralized?
    Do heavy metal chemicals accumulate in our body?

    While considering purity of drinking water we tend to consider whether the water we are drinking is free from bacteria and viruses. We are wary of water borne diseases like cholera, typhoid, dysentry, etc.

    Though these diseases are dangerous and have immediate effect on our health, but at the same time we should not be ignorant of health hazzards from other more alarming impurities present in water – impurities that can cause long term health disorders.

    The dissolved of salts of heavy metals and harmful chemicals present in water pose far greater dangers to our health than the micro-biological impurities. Salts of Heavy Metals like Arsenic, Chromium, Lead, Mercury, etc. can cause lifelong damage to our health and can cause early death as well.

    Though the bacteria and viruses present in water can be neutralised by boiling or by uv radiation, but the harmful chemicals and heavy metals present in water cannot be eliminated by these process. More importantly we may not even know that we are being slowly poisoned with heavy metal contamination as there is no taste or smell difference in water due to the presence of these dissolved impurities.

    Heavy Metal chemicals in drinking water ‘bio-accumulate’ in our body, which means that once heavy metal is absorbed, our body cannot get rid of it. So even though there are no immediate problems, the heavy metals present in water can lead to cancer, stunted growth, nerve damage, and early death. Children are affected most from heavy metal pollution.

    The best way to remove such dissolved salts of heavy metals and harmful chemicals is by using an Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purifier which can eliminate micro-biological, dissolved salts of heavy metals and chemical impurities.

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