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Water Machines for Home & Office

Water Dispensers, Water Purifiers, Hydrogen Water Machines.

Guide to Water Machines for the home and office

Water Machines

Importance of Dispensing Fresh Water

It is important to drink fresh and clean water everyday to stay healthy. Fresh water is ph-balanced, neither too acidic nor too alkaline. Clean water is germ-free and does not contain any harmful microbes. In most places, including cities, tap water is not pure enough. Some people install water filters on their drinking water pipeline whereas others consume bottled water.

A water dispenser can be designed to deliver hot, cold or normal clean drinking water. A Water Cooler is a specific type of water dispenser that dispenses cold (or chilled) water.

Can a Water Dispenser deliver Mineral (Filtered) Water?

The primary function of a water dispenser is to provide easy access to drinking water. The simplest water dispenser will merely provide a more sophisticated method to obtain water from a municipal water line, thereby improving the delivery of water from an ordinary water faucet as per the convenience of the consumer. A multi-functional kitchen water dispenser could be used to replace an ordinary water tap. Such a dispenser could have both adjustable rate water flow along with a sprayer function. A different mode of water flow could be chosen when washing dishes or when cleaning fruits and vegetables. The neck of the flexible kitchen water dispenser may be raised or lowered, moved left or right, so that water can be dispensed from a convenient height and angle.

Some water dispensers also provide for the filtering, heating and cooling of water. If tap water is not sufficiently clean then installing a water dispenser that has a built-in water filter would be a good choice. Here is a water dispenser that filters the water before delivery and can dispense mineral-grade water (hot or cold).

Advanced Water Dispensers

Modern water dispensers have been made even more convenient by adding to them additional technology. Certain water dispenser models have an inbuilt water filtration system. Water dispensers may also have a refrigerator at the bottom to store fresh water alongside other chilled beverages. Some sophisticated water dispensers have a provision to dispense hot water also. You may prefer to buy a water dispenser model designed to have three temperature modes for cold, normal and hot water.

Design of Water Dispensers

The primary task of a water dispenser is related to ease of use. A water dispenser makes the supply of clean water easily accessible to the consumer. Water dispensers come in different designs to address the specific need of each consumer. Some people want to fill only a glass of water at a time whereas others want to fill several water bottles that are to be stored in the refrigerator. The consumer can choose between a countertop or freestanding water dispenser model. The countertop model can be placed on a steady surface in the kitchen whereas the freestanding model can be place in a hall.

Build Quality of Water Dispensers

The health conscious individual should also pay attention to the build quality of the water dispenser. The body of the water dispensing machine should be of good quality food-grade plastic. The water storage tank should be made of non-corrosive, stainless steel. The compressor used for cooling the water before it is dispensed should be of high quality.

Portable Water Dispensers

To increase accessibility, water dispensers come in different sizes. The portable water dispenser is easily transported and can be used in camping and picnics. The smaller portable water dispensers are often powered by lithium batteries.

The Simple Bottled Water Dispenser

The Bottled Water Dispenser works by putting a 5-gallon water bottle upside down on top of the dispensing machine. When the tap is pressed air flows in, now gravity along with vacuum pressure causes water to flow out of the tap and into your cup or glass.

Water Dispenser Pumps

A water dispenser pump provides a steady flow of water. The water dispenser pump makes it easy to draw from large water bottles. With a dispenser pump there is no need to lift or turn over the heavy container of water. The water dispenser pumps come with a removable tube that can be cleaned at regular intervals. Water dispenser pumps come in different designs that vary in size and features making it easy for everyone to find a model that meets their needs. In the portable category, you can find a wireless water dispenser pump with a rechargeable battery that has a USB port for charging.

Water Dispenser Ladles

A good water dispenser ladle is characterized by a long handle with a comfortable grip that makes it convenient to pour out cold or hot liquid (water, soup, etc.) from a pot. A stainless steel design makes the ladle sturdy and easy to clean.

Glass Beverage Dispensers

Glass beverage dispensers are transparent, often designed with a pleasing aesthetic appeal. Since glass dispensers look good, they are often used to serve beverages at parties and when entertaining guests at home. These glassware containers with a tap come in different sizes (ex. 5, 10, 20 ltr). They can be filled with any beverge such as water, milk, iced tea, juice, cocktail or beer.

Copper Matka (Water Dispenser) with Glass

Water dispensers made from copper have numerous health benefits. For example, water stored over-night in a copper utensil improves immunity and bone strength, it's good for digestion and also relieves pain. Water from a copper vessel is said to have anti-carcinogenic properties. Copper is an antioxidant that prevents cell damage and slows down aging.

Water Dispenser Stands

A well designed water dispenser stand should be strong, stable and also look good. Metal stands made from steel pipes last long and are designed for heavy loads. They can easily be painted with the desired color to match the surroundings.

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Importance of Water Purifiers

Pollutants can enter drinking water through a number of sources. Even though the municipal corporation cleans the water making it suitable for drinking before releasing it, tap water within the home is not always reliable. Maintaining the huge water supply network of a city is a difficult task. Water pipes in this network leak, break and rust all the time in one place or another. Most residents prefer not to compromise on the quality of their drinking water. As a result most homes have some type of water purifier installed in them, typically on the water connection inside the kitchen.

The Water Purification Process

Boiling water or using ordinary activated carbon filter is not enough to make water safe for drinking. Harmful bacteria and virus cannot be seen with the naked eye and therefore clear water is not necessarily fit for drinking.

From the perspective of drinking water, water purification involves the following steps: Removal of suspended particles, algae, fungi, parasites, bacteria and virus. Finally the dissolved particulate matter is adjusted so that the purified drinking water is within the correct TDS and pH range.

Additional Filtration of Potable Water

The municipal corporation often converts very dirty water into tap water. This process is very complex and expensive, Being an industrial level filtration process, it is outside the scope of an individual. The primary concern of the resident is to further purify water supplied by the municipality to his home. This additional filtration ensures that any remaining harmful substances and contaminants present in tap water are removed making the water completely safe for drinking.

Key stages of Water Purification
  • Stage 1 - Tap water passes through a pre-filter that removes chlorine content, sediment, dirt and other undissolved solids.

  • Stage 2 - Next, this partly filtered water passes through a semi-permeable membrane that removes the dissolved contaminants such as micro-organisms, pesticides and other harmful chemicals.

  • Stage 3 - Next, the water is passed through the RO membrane under pressure so that common chemical contaminants are removed and reduced. These common chemical contaminants being - metal ions, aqueous salts. Some examples of chemical contaminants that are removed: sodium, chloride, copper, chromium, and lead. Some examples of chemical contaminants that are reduced: arsenic, fluoride, radium, sulfate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, nitrate, and phosphorous.

  • Stage 4 - Ultra Violet disinfection: The UV-Lamp provides a high powered UV light. When this UV light is passed through the water it deactivates any pathogens present by modifying their DNA so that the pathogens cannot multiply. These UV rays kill upto 99.9% of the harmful microorganisms present in the water.

Choosing the ideal Water Purifier for the Home

Different types of water purifiers are available in the market. Choosing the ideal water purifier for the home will depend upon the quality of tap water.

The more powerful water purifier uses "Reverse Osmosis", also known as "RO" technology.

Water Purifier for the Home

Water purifiers for the home are designed to have one or more of the above four stages of filtration. The simplest filter removes only the undissolved solids - sediment and dirt. A more efficient filter also removes dissolved contaminants. A more powerful filter will also use "Reverse Osmosis" where the additional RO membrance can also remove harmful metal ions including aqueous salts. The top of the line water purifier includes a powerful UV Lamp that deactivates any remaining pathogens in the filtered water.

Storage Tank Capacity of Water Purifier

Water filtration systems for the home come in different sizes - 5 litre, 10 litre, 15 litres and above capacity. The lower body of the system is the water tank where the filtered water is stored. It is prudent to choose a water purifier with adequate storage tank capacity so that drinking water is immediately available.

Additional efficiency parameters of Water Purifier
  • The process of "Reverse Osmosis" produces large amount of waste water. Some RO-based water purifiers may be able to re-use this waste water, thereby reducing wastage of precious water

  • The process of filtration can remove good minerals also from the water. Water purifiers with TDS control can retain the good mineral content in the purified water.

  • Some water purifiers have a higher purification capacity compared to others. For example, the rate of purification of 20 litres per hour is faster than a rate of 15 litres per hour, other factors being equal.

Wall-Mountable or Counter-Top Water Purifier

Water purifiers come in different designs. Some may want a wall-mountable design whereas others may prefer a counter-top model. Here is a water purifier model with both options:

Water Filters for Showers and Taps

Water filters are also available for showers and taps. These filters deliver chlorine free water and ensure that limescale, known to spoil the bathroom decor, does not form. Limescale is that hard, chalky residue lurking inside your taps and pipes, left behind by hard water. These filter also remove bad odour and bacteria. Good quality water with normal TDS and pH flowing through taps and showers provides numerous long-term health benefits such as: Prevention of hair fall, improvement of skin texture and avoidance of dry skin. Here is a Shower and Tap Filter for Hard Water:

Borewell water is often hard. Borewell and tanker water typically has a much higher TDS compared to water supplied by the municipality. In such situation it is beneficial to install a water softening filter on all heavily used taps to avoid the numerous problems related to continuous use of hard water.

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Hydrogen Water Machines

Benefits of Hydrogen Rich Water
  • Free radicals contribute to disease development, inflammation, and aging. Hydrogen water contains more hydrogen molecules due to which it acts as an antioxidant.

  • Hydrogen enriched water has several health benefits. Hydrogen water is good for the nervous system, helps reduce oxidative stress, boost metabolism, improve sleep quality and skin health in a natural way.

  • Hydrogen rich water removes free radicals and eliminates toxins. It increases energy levels, improves immune system and slows down the aging process.

  • Hydrogen water is not toxic even at high concentrations.

  • Hydrogen enriched water improves bone and muscle health. It helps reduces cholestrol and is useful for weight loss. Hydrogen water removes acidity and cleans the intestines.

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