Climatic changes, draughts, rampant and uncontrolled industrialization has led to alarming levels of wastebeing disposed into our water sources such as rivers, water reservoirs and ground well water.
Due to ever increasing pollution levels, the water sources are under dire stress and are getting contaminated with dissolved impurities, bacteria, viruses and cyst.
With increased reliance on pesticides and insecticides in our agricultural industry, these harmful chemicals, when used excessively, percolate into the ground well water as well as get washed away into the rivers. Ageing pipeline network and poor maintenance results in municipal water getting contaminated by the time it reaches our homes.
Since the demand for municipal water is greater than the supply and due to the onset of multi-storied buildings, the practice of storing water in overhead tanks has become more common. These storage tanks are not airtight and become breeding grounds for unwarranted harmful micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses.
Rivers are no longer sufficient to meet society�s ever increasing demand of drinking water and hence there is an increased reliance on ground well water, which contains excessive levels of dissolved impurities making the water hard (khaara).
Water Purification Process
As the problems of impurities in water are increasing, thankfully so are the solutions to get rid of them. There are many technologies available in the market which can make contaminated water safe for drinking. However, each of these technologies has its inherent advantages and disadvantages. Some are simple and cost-effective, while some are state-of-the-art but expensive.
This is the most common and widespread form of purification technology available to us. Boiling effectively kills all harmful micro-organisms but has no effect on other suspended impurities like dust, sand, etc. It is also not able to remove dissolved impurities present in the water. The logic being simple- if you boil water containing sugar or salt, the water will still remain sweet or salty
Ultra Violet (UV) Disinfection
Ultra Violet (UV) Disinfection has been in the market for many years now. Some people also refer to this technology as electronic boiling. This technology successfully deactivates harmful micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses but fails to properly deactivate the more harmful ones - cysts. Also, if the water purified through this technology is stored for a long time, then there are chances that the deactivated micro-organisms may reactivate again. When used in combination with other filters (sediment and carbon), this technology is quite effective in removing all suspended impurities as well as some of the dissolved gases in water. But similar to Boiling, this technology has no effect on dissolved impurities such as rust, arsenic, fluoride, etc.
UV + UF Technology
This technology uses ultra violet rays to boil and purify the water. The water thus derived is safe and made free from all disease-causing micro organisms. The water treated by UV technology has all the benefits of boiling water for 20 minutes in less than a minute. Moreover it also rules out the possibility of recontamination, which always exists while cooling and handling, when boiling water manually. First being filtration of suspended particles like dust, rust and mud up to 0.01 microns. In the next stage the technology enables itself to absorb organic impurities, foul smell & taste, lead, pesticides . Later in the third and final stage, the ultra violet rays deactivate bacteria, virus, protozoa including cyst and other disease-causing micro-organisms The entire purification process is natural and free from chemicals and also retains the natural taste of water and all essential minerals required, making the water consumable.
Alkaline Anti-oxidant Water
Being alkaline in nature, alkaline antioxidant water is effective in neutralizing an excessively acidic environment in the body including the stomach.Decreased acidic environment of the body's cells translates as better and increased absorption of oxygen by them. Therefore, more oxygen means more vitality and better performance of cellular functions. An excessively acidic environment within the body is known to be responsible for such disorders as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, constipation and indigestion. Alkaline water flushes out the excess acid and various other toxins and, thereby, helps in arresting the symptoms related to these diseases and also accelerates the rate of their cure. By flushing out toxins and acids and increasing better oxygen consumption by the body, alkaline water is known to slow down the aging process and visibly reverses the signs of aging that are reflected by the skin. Drinking alkaline antioxidant water speeds up the healing of wounds and injuries and helps deep cuts and skin wounds to dry up faster by encouraging the production of fibrinogen (the substance that helps in formation of clots over wounds), resulting in diminished bleeding.