Guide to Choosing the Best Quality Reverse Osmosis Water Purifiers in Kenya
Water is life. An average person can go for 21 days without food and not die but the same cannot be said for water. Water is very essential to human life and it’s the reason why people go to great lengths to get water. However most water is contaminated and therefore the need to purify it. One way to purify water to make it safe for drinking is through reverse osmosis. We have therefore prepared this guide to choosing the best quality reverse osmosis water purifiers in Kenya because we are in this business and know what to look out for.
Types of water pollution
There are many types of water pollution because water comes from many sources. Here are a few of them:
- Nutrients Pollution
- Surface water pollution
- Oxygen Depleting
- Ground water pollution
- Suspended Matter
- Chemical Water Pollution
- Oil Spillage
There are many ways of purifying water but none is a one size fits all. This is because different water sources have different contaminants. Some water sources have salts e.g. sea water which means it needs desalination, other sources contain water with chemical pollutants like pesticides, industrial waste etc while other sources contain water with metals and other substances like lead, magnesium etc.
What is reverse osmosis and how does it work?
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a special type of filtration that uses a semi-permeable, very thin membrane with very small pores that pass pure water through but block larger molecules and particles like dissolved salts known as ions and other impurities such as bacteria.
How does a reverse osmosis system work
A reverse osmosis system process starts by first removing sediment and chlorine from water with a prefilter. Then it forces water through a semipermeable membrane to remove dissolved solids and then it passes through a postfilter to polish the drinking water and finally passes to a storage tank.
Reverse osmosis systems have various stages depending on their number of prefilters and postfilters.
- Prefiltration through a carbon filter and a sediment filter
- Reverse osmosis membrane to remove dissolved particles some too small to even be seen with an electron microscope.
- Storage tank, where it is held until needed.
- Postfilter to polish drinking water before it gets to your faucet where you fetch from.
Each type of system contains one or more of the following filters:
- Sediment filter: Reduces particles like dirt, dust, and rust.
- Carbon filter: Reduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorine, and other contaminants that give water a bad taste or odor.
- Semi-permeable membrane: Removes up to 98% of total dissolved solids (TDS).
With the above knowledge, let us now look at how to choose the best quality reverse osmosis water purifiers in Kenya.
How to choose the best quality reverse osmosis water purifiers in Kenya
When searching which are the best quality reverse osmosis water purifiers in Kenya, consider the following:
Source of water it’s designed to purify- check to see what type of borehole water purifier can purify to ensure it’s suitable for your source of water.
Types of filtration it has- ensure that the water purifier has the three filters as discussed earlier.
Capacity of water it’s able to purify per day- ensure the borehole water purifier output capacity is sufficient for your consumption capacity.
Does it have a permeate pump? Check if the RO system uses a permeate pump because not all have one. This increases its efficiency by reducing the wastewater by 75 to 80%.
Does it have an automatic shut off valve? Choose an RO system with an automatic shut off valve because it stops the flow of water to the drain once the storage tank is full.
Why a reverse osmosis system is the best Borehole Water Purifier
A reverse osmosis system is most ideal borehole water purifier because it is able to filter out salts, sediments, pollutants like chemicals, industrial chemicals and other solids. It is also able to remove some bacteria and organisms in the water especially if it consists of more than one type of filtration.
The guide above on choosing the best quality reverse osmosis water purifiers in Kenya should help you make an informed decision. If you are in the market for a reverse osmosis system that will serve your needs well get in touch with us. We have technicians who will be able to offer you all the assistance you need.