Water Purification: Why & How Should You Do It?

You can survive without food for about few weeks, but the same does not apply for water. Around 2/3 of your body is H2O, even your bones contain 25% of this fluid. The recommended daily dosage of water is about 2.4 liters so you can keep yourself in a healthy condition. Do not be misunderstood. This does not mean you need to drink all that water because you already get a lot of this amount from inside foods. However, water is very important for the life in general so it is not very surprising that you like it tasty, clean and pure.


There are over 2100 known water contaminants that may be present in tap water and we all know how a contaminated water can affect our health. Here is why many people today are using water filters. These devices provide better smelling and tasting of the water by removing bacterial and chlorine contaminants, thus making the water healthier.

For almost 100 years, UV light is used for purifying the water in hospitals and water-treatment plants. It has been proven that UV purifications systems are one of the most cost-effective, quick and reliable methods available that are cleaning the water in a best possible way providing safe solution against a wide range of contaminants including Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Today, you can find UV water filter purifier in pocket size great for world travel people, emergency cases, hikers, campers, etc. Although so small in size, UV water filter purifier comes with a number of advantages.

  • It destroys 99% of microorganisms.

  • It is a environmentally friendly alternative to chlorine disinfection.

  • No harmful chemicals need to be added.

  • No handling of chemicals.

  • Works 24/7 keeping water safe.

  • It is cost effective.

  • Low energy needs.

  • The process is quick and the water flows through the system with no need for reaction times or holding tank.

  • The UV purification process does not wast any water.

  • UV does not change the taste and odour of water.

Most of the UV water filter purifiers require changing the lamp but this is simple as changing a light bulb. These small size purifiers are designed to treat from 0.5 to 1l of water at a time. By beaming UV light through the water they destroy the DNA of viruses, pathogens, and microbes. The same process which is used in municipal water systems and commercial bottling plants. A UV water filter purifier does not need pumping and does not need to be dried when you came home. Most of the models available are working with batteries, so make sure you carry spares with your or a solar re-charging system.


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