The most commonly used water purifiers are RO and UV systems. If you don't have enough time, we should leap to the conclusion about which water purifier is better for your health.
RO water purifiers are better if you are in an area where the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level is over 500 ppm. RO works best with the high TDS level and kills & filters out germs, dissolved salts, harmful metals, and converts the hard water into soft water.
To better understand the conclusion, let us talk a bit about how RO and UV water purifier works?
RO (Reverse Osmosis)
RO purifying systems eliminate bacteria, dissolved solids, harmful chemicals, and hefty metals using a semipermeable membrane. RO is known to eliminate even the minutest contaminations from water.
UV purifying systems decontaminate water with UV rays that remove infections and harmful microscopic organisms but can't remove chemicals and heavy metals.
RO vs UV: Differences to make you understand the purifiers better
|RO (Reverse Osmosis)
|Kills the bacteria and filter out their dead bodies.
||Kills the bacteria but doesn't filter out the dead bodies.
|Best suitable for TDS level above 500 ppm.
||Suitable for a low level of TDS (below 200 ppm).
|RO works with high pressure of water which requires more electricity.
||UV can work with normal water pressure.
|Expensive than UV purifiers.
||Costs half as RO purifiers.
|High maintenance cost.
||Low maintenance cost.
|Can convert hard water into soft water.
||Can't convert hard water into soft water.
|Comes with a storage tank.
||Doesn't come with a storage tank.
|With every 1 litre of water purification, 650 ml of water has been thrown out.
||Zero water wastage.
|Takes time to purify water.
||Takes less time than RO systems.
|RO can't kill microbes as UV filters do.
||UV can kill microbes independently.
As we have shared the conclusion above, however on the off chance that you are in an area where the water is clean (there is no dirt or mud or any sediments), then you can go with the UV water purifiers.
If you want to go with both, at that point let me reveal to you that the latest water purifiers don't just accompany one technology, there are water purifiers with more than 7-8 phases of decontamination like RO+UV+UF+TDS controller, etc.