A water purifier is a system that cleans water making it safer to drink. The process of purification will remove things such as parasites, bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi, and minerals that are toxic to your health. These undesirables can get into your water because water is very good at absorbing things, so they may be many things hidden in your water that you will not be able to see with your naked eye. It is a good idea to purify your water just to be sure that it is clean. Many people get confused as to what is the difference between a water filter, purifier and water softener? Let’s clear this up.
- A water filter can remove chlorine, lead, mercury, copper, iron and nickel but it is unable to remove harmful viruses and bacteria.
- A water softener removes the scale or build up in water and on the pipes, this is good for your utensils and appliances. Removing the build-up will make sure that things like glassware and silverware in your house are clean and do not streak. Your utensils and appliances will also last longer.
- A water purifier removes bacteria and viruses as well as access minerals, salts and suspended particles. These bacteria and viruses are then not able to multiply and make you sick.
There are these three options and you can chose according to your needs but clearly a water purifier is your best option to kill harmful bacteria and viruses in your water. The water purification system uses chemicals or electro static charge to clean the water. Chemicals such as aluminum sulfate (or alum) or iron (III) salts such as iron(III) chloride can be added to the water in the purification system and this can cause several simultaneous chemical and physical interactions on and among the particles, this neutralizes the negative charges on the particles making it safer to drink. The home purification system usually uses the Ultraviolet (UV) system, the UV rays penetrate and kill the harmful pathogens and microorganisms in the water. This system kills 99.9% of all harmful undesirables. What is also great about this system is that it does not change the colour or the taste of the water. We advice to read water purifier review before purchasing. The UV + RO system is very safe to use in your home.