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Difference between UV and Non UV Water Purifiers
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Difference between UV and Non UV Water Purifiers


While you might be planning to buy a water purifier or might have purchase one recently, however you should know the scientific process of your preferred filters. Most water purifiers come in two variations: UV and Non UV or RO. It is vital for you to know that in UV systems, the purifier uses UV rays to kill germs and bacteria. Whereas, if you are having or planning to buy a RO purifier, well all you shall expect is the presence of a semi-permeable membrane through which the purifier pushes the water and creates water pressure. This fine write-up will inform you about the bright and the dark sides of UV and Non UV purifiers so that in future you can stay alert and become conscious about your purifiers.

In UV systems, water passes through UV light source tube. With the UV rays, germs and microorganisms, bacteria, virus as well as other contaminants are deactivated. However, UV purifiers are not effective to remove TDS (Total Dissolved Salts) from water.

RO works on Reverse Osmosis concept. In this process, impurities and dissolved solid particles leave behind the RO membrane. This system is ideal for converting hard water, containing high amount of TDS into smooth and soft water. RO does not work to kill microorganisms responsible for causing water-borne diseases.

UV water purifiers are more suitable for lakes, municipalities, rivers and water supply departments. It is so because voluminous quality of water is treated in such sectors. Before it reaches the underground from where your pump draws water, the germs are deactivated. RO is ideal to be used in households for treating this underground water. It kills the dissolved impurities and germs and microorganism bodies that have already been deactivated with UV purifiers in water treatment plants.

RO purifiers produce large quantity of waste water whereas UV does not produce waste water. It accounts for zero percent waste water. The former also consumes more time to purify water than the latter. At the same time, UV handles large quantities of water in water treatment plants and sectors whereas RO manages few quantities of water that is used in households.

UV systems have no storage tanks. Storage tanks are present in RO purifiers for storing healthy and tasty water. Once RO purifies water, it gets stored in the tank and ready to be bottled.

The UV purifiers are quite cheap and reasonable. The RO purifiers can cost you double the maintenance charge of an UV system. For the UV systems to work effectively, water should be clear. On the contrary, RO filters have pre-filtration layer to work with muddy and dirty water.

Finally, UV works with normal tap water pressure whereas RO requires electricity to boost tap water pressure.

Now that you have been through this article, you know which purifier is ideal for you. You have developed a clear conception and idea of what UV and RO is. Go ahead and spread this awareness amongst your friends and families.

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