The most common types of technologies used for water purification include;
- Reverse Osmosis (RO) which uses a semi-permeable, thin membrane with small pores to remove microorganisms, impurities, dirt and dissolved salts from water.
- Ultra-violet (UV) which uses UV light to kill/inactivate microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, microbes and other pathogens from water.
- Ultra filtration (UF) which uses the same membrane technology as RO but has bigger pores and is effective against suspended impurities and colloidal particles.
- Activated Carbon which is used to reduce chemicals like chlorine, pesticides and other impurities from water by a process of adsorption.
Instead of using any one single technology for water purification, you can opt for a water purifier that uses RO+UV to tackle impurities from water which may be sourced either from surface or from underground sources. The process of double water purification not only removes micro-organisms but also removes dissolved impurities, chemicals, heavy metals, salts, etc if found in water. RO+UV becomes very useful when the source of water available to the user is unpredictable due to availability and usage.
When it comes to the desirable quality of drinking water, various parameters are considered including but not limited to pH, colour, turbidity, pH, TDS, and the organoleptic (aesthetic) parameters (taste and odour). Read here to know more about the Indian Standard for drinking water as per BIS specifications.
Total dissolved solids represent the total concentration of dissolved substances in water, which comprises of inorganic salts and organic matter. The most common inorganic salts that can be found in water include sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, chlorides, sulphates, and nitrates.
Acceptable levels of TDS in drinking water for human body is under 500 PPM (parts per million). When the TDS is above 500 ppm, the water may have an undesirable taste and may require appropriate treatment to reduce TDS to acceptable levels. RO is an effective technology to reduce TDS levels in water.
Apart from inorganic salts and biological impurities like pathogens; (both bacteria & viruses,) other impurities found in drinking water include sediments, dust, heavy metals, fine sand, etc.
This depends on the type of the purifier and the usage. Generally, the energy consumed by a water purifier is negligible as its operating voltage is 24-25 V DC.
Cloudtap is India’s first Internet controlled water purification device. It makes use of the power of the internet and AI to offer uninterrupted supply of pure drinking water, which is monitored 24/7 and reported to you in real-time. To ensure purity in every single drop, it makes use of the proprietary PRISM technology. Also, its AI-based deep learning algorithms continuously analyze and record all vital performance parameters, which helps predict potential breakdowns before they occur. Read here to know more.
No. In fact, purified water dispensed from Cloudtap has an enhanced taste as it can control the TDS in water at the most desirable levels.
All Cloudtap installations come with a centralized dashboard that allows you to remotely monitor the water quality 24/7 while offering easy access to purity and performance report in real-time.
Cloudtap as a RO+UV commercial water purification service is an ideal option for the food retail business - restaurants, QSR chain outlets, cloud kitchens, central kitchens; construction sites, malls & multiplexes, and factory canteens. It can also be used in schools, educational institutes as well as offices and BPOs.