Drinking Safe and Pure Water Makes you healthier and it also suppresses appetite. There are many health benefits of Drinking the pure water. It is most important to choose the Right Water Purifier since there are a lot of harmful particles like bacteria, lead, artificial chemicals, pesticides that are present in Both Well water as well as Metropolitan Water Supplies.
In this post, I am going to compare the Differences between the three major water purification system that are widely used in India.
After you know the difference between the Ro, UV, and UF Water Purification system, you can select the Best Water Purifier that is suitable for you.
Before you select any water purifier, you have to know the basic terminologies like TDS. In the previous post, I had covered about the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids).
Reverse Osmosis Purifier (RO), Ultraviolet Rays Purifier (UV), Ultra Filtration (UF) are the three most important methods of purification technologies that are widely used in India and all of them have Pros and Cons as well.
- Read: Best RO + UV Water Purifiers In India
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- Read: Best Water Purifiers Under ₹10000
Table of Contents
Difference Between RO – UV – UF Water Purifiers
|RO Water Purifier||UV Water Purifier||UF Water Purifier|
|Requires Electricity to operate||Reuires Electicity to operate||No Electricity required|
|Kills and Removes all the Bacteria and Viruses from the Water.||Kills all Bacteria and Viruses but their Dead Bodies remain in the Water.||Kills and Removes all the Bacteria and Viruses from the Water.|
|Requires Electricity to Boost the Tap Water Pressure||UV Water Purifiers can work with Normal Tap Water Pressure.||UF Water Purifiers can work with Normal Tap Water Pressure.|
|Removes the Dissolved Salts||Cannot remove Dissolved Salts||Cannot remove Dissolved Salts|
|RO Purifiers has Prefiltration system to work with the Dirty Water.||Water should be clear for UV to work.||Works with Dirty Turbid Water.|
RO Water Purifier (Reverse Osmosis)
The Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System or RO Water Filter Requires electricity to operate, and it can remove the Total Dissolved Solids that are present in the Water.
The RO Water Purifier also offers prefiltration in case you want to purify the Dirty Water, and the purifier removes all the virus and Germs, but it requires electricity to boost the pressure of the Tap Water.
Reverse Osmosis Requires a lot of Water, If you input 3 Liters of Water into an RO Purifier, you will Get 1 Litre of Pure Water and 2 Liters of Dirty Water.
You can make use of the Dirty Water for mopping the floor and cleaning the house.
The Domestic RO Purifiers that are available online are not capable of desalination which means they can’t convert the saline water to fresh water.
Thre are a lot of RO Water Purifiers Available online, But a Good RO filter comes with Energy Efficiency, and it will be compact and easy to operate.
UV Water Purifier (Ultraviolet Rays)
The UV Water Purifier also requires electricity to work, but it doesn’t need additional power to Boost the Tap Water Pressure. The UV Water Purifier can work with Normal Tap pressure.
The UV Water Purification system can kill all the Germs, bacteria and the Viruses present in the water but the dead bacteria will remain in the water.
The UV has proven to be a reliable and cost effective methods of water purification. The UV technology is chemical free, and it does not change the taste and the color of the water.
On the top of all these features, the UV systems are compact and can be easily maintained.
UF Water Purifier (Ultra Filtration)
The Ultra Filtration, which is termed as UF, is another water purification system that works without electricity and completely kills and removes all the Bacteria, Viruses and other microorganisms from the water.
Unlike the UV Water Purifier, the UF purifier removes all the germs and dead bacteria from the water after killing them.
The UF Water purifier doesn’t require electricity since it doesn’t require Tap water pressure and works well with the regular pipe water pressure.
The only lag about the UF water purifier is that it will not remove the Dissolved solids in the water. So, you can use the UF purifier only when you are sure about the Level of the Dissolved solids in the water.
If you don’t know about the TDS levels in the water, it is good to opt for a Reverse Osmosis Water Purifier.
The UF Water purifiers can work up to Ten Years and work well with Municipal Supplied Pipe and Tap Water. The Tap Water that you get via pipes from Municipal water supply doesn’t have problems with TDS, toxic chemicals and Arsenic and other metals.
You need an RO Water purification system when the Water contain a lot of Dissolved salts.
Now you know the Difference Between RO – UV – UF Water Purifiers. If you have any queries regarding the water purification systems, post them in the comments section below, and I’ll be Glad to answer them 🙂