The cleanliness of drinking water every day is very important, in that it is necessary to ensure the water is not contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. Unfortunately, wherever you live, pathogenic bacteria germs can easily be found in water bodies (including river water, spring water, lake water, and groundwater).
Below, we will take a closer look at water disinfection methods and we will introduce you to the 5 best, most popular water disinfection methods.
Why should you disinfect drinking water?
Pathogens are the cause of a wide range of waterborne infections, easily causing unpleasant gastrointestinal problems, which can eventually lead to serious complications and even death.
Without proper water disinfection, pathogens such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, Giardia, Shigella, Pseudomonas, Norovirus, Legionella, Cryptosporidium and a long list of other dangerous pollutants can remain in your drinking water.
But when exactly should you disinfect water? Here we have listed some of the most common scenarios:
- You are planning to use your drinking water supply that is not from a source of tap water (such as pond / lake / river / stream water, well water or rainwater)
- Disrupted water supply due to natural disasters (earthquakes, floods …)
- Tests were performed and the results showed the presence of coliform bacteria in the feces (eg E. Coli )
- You or a member of your family has a weakened immune system
- You are in areas with problems with water safety
Things you should pay attention to before choosing a water disinfection method
Here are the most important things that you should not ignore if you aim for the ideal water disinfection method:
- Make sure the water disinfection method you choose can kill viruses, bacteria, cysts, and other dangerous pathogens that may be present in your water.
- The success of your chosen water disinfection method cannot be influenced by fluctuations in your water composition.
- Disinfection should take place within a short period of time, and ensure a large number of pathogens are eliminated.
- The chosen water disinfection method must work regardless of the water temperature.
- Tools for disinfection must be safe and easy to use.
- Make sure disinfection does not adversely affect the quality of the water (e.g. making the water toxic or not delicious)
- Water disinfection methods, if a disinfectant is used, should easily calculate the disinfectant concentration.
Water disinfection methods?
There are many ways to disinfect water, either chemicals or not. Here are the 5 most common water disinfection methods.
1. Bring to a boil
One of the simplest and oldest ways to disinfect water is to boil it. You can boil water for 1 to 5 minutes, depending on the type of germ you want to get rid of. This popular method is used for a long time to remove bacteria and viruses from the water, even for water providers.
However, boiling water cannot solve every pollution problem. If your water is contaminated with heavy metals or chemicals, boiling will not be a suitable disinfection method. In this case, you can install a professional water filtration system to filter heavy metals, chemical impurities and bacteria, viruses in the water.
2. Disinfection with chlorine
Along with boiling, chlorination is a popular water disinfection method that helps remove harmful pollutants from the water. This water disinfection method is widely used by water providers all over the world.
By chlorination, pathogenic bacteria can be effectively eliminated, ensuring every household has a safe source of purified water.
However, chlorine disinfection also has disadvantages such as unpleasant odors or can cause skin problems such as eczema, breathing problems like asthma, hair problems or even skin problems. Even more serious diseases such as cancer are caused by chlorine and byproducts remaining in the water after disinfection.
3. Water filter (water filter, water filtration system)
Nano filtration system ( Aragon core, Nano Silver core), UF (semi permeable membrane / capillary), RO (reverse osmosis membrane) helps to remove bacteria and viruses from water very well and reliably. These systems also remove many other pollutants (organic matter, heavy metals, etc.) from the water and at the same time improve the taste of drinking water.
The excellent filtration ability and the versatility and ease of use of the water purifier / water filtration system help them to be more and more trusted and selected.
4. Sterilized by UV rays
Using UV water purification to disinfect water is another great way to protect against water-borne diseases.
Ultraviolet rays have the ability to quickly and effectively eliminate bacteria and viruses> 99%. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that if the water has a lot of sediment, you will need to filter the residue first as it can block UV rays and can affect the effectiveness of the disinfection process.
The ultraviolet water filtration system does not change the physical and chemical properties of the water, does not change the taste of the water and does not create by-products or create any side effects.
5. Sterilize by Ozon
Ozone (O3) in water is an unstable molecule, produced by a combination of oxygen and UV rays. Disinfection with ozone offers a broad spectrum disinfection solution, and the ozone water disinfection method produces less dangerous byproducts than chlorination.
5 reasons you should invest in a water purifier right away
Clean water for health
Clean water plays a very important role in the human body, accounting for 70-80% of the body weight. Water provides mineral resources, transports nutrients, participates in metabolism and metabolic processes, eliminates toxins, stabilizes body temperature. Clean drinking water is essential and indispensable for good health because everyone needs to drink water every day.
The water purifier helps you, your family, your company … immediately have a clean source of water that meets the standards of direct drinking without worrying about heavy metal contaminated water (Lead, Arsenic …), bacterial infection, fluoride concentration Chlorine is high or hard, alum … In addition, you can use filtered water to cook rice, cook, make tea, make coffee, make ice.
Water purifiers save you much more money than drinking bottled water / bottled water. The cost for 1L of filtered water from the water purifier (Cost of buying the original water purifier, the cost of replacing the core, periodic maintenance costs, water input, electricity if any) is much less than the cost of bottled water.
You will no longer spend time boiling water, waiting for it to cool, or spending time calling a pitcher service and waiting for them to arrive. You also do not need to worry about cool boiled water or water in the house all suddenly in the middle of the night, after meals.
The water purifier is a compact, economical and safe solution to help you have clean, instant drinking water at home.
In addition, the water purifier helps to reduce indirect plastic pollution by reducing the waste of plastic bottles used every day. Water purifiers also minimize the use of fuels such as gas, electricity (when heating water) …
Modern technology, diverse models
The water purifier is equipped with advanced technologies such as RO, UV, UF, Nano … Depending on different factors such as water source, TDS level …, one can choose the right technology with the help of an expert.
Name- Sunil Trivedi
Bio- Sunil Trivedi is the Managing Director of Aqua Drink. With 15 years of experience in the water purification industry, Sunil and his team have been ensuring that his clients consume 100% potable water to lead a healthy life and keeping water-borne diseases miles away.