Water purifiers play a crucial role in our lives. Unfiltered water is the main cause of many health diseases. The impurities, contaminants, toxins, and minerals in it make it harmful for the human body. So it is a must to have a proper water filter in our kitchens. There are many water purifiers available in the market with different filters and different mechanisms.
There are many stages of water purification enhanced with different filtration mechanisms like RO+UV, RO+UF+UV, RO+MF+UV+UF, RO+UF, RO, carbon, ceramic or alkaline filters. The number of stages of filtration defines the efficiency of the water purifier. (RO-Reverse osmosis, UV- ultraviolet, UF-ultrafiltration, MF-membrane filtration). All these above discussed filtration mechanisms have it’s own advantage and improves the filtration quality.
The alkaline water purifiers are now in the trend. This purifier is meant for alkaline water which is healthy and pure water. An alkaline water filter is also known as an Ionized water filter.
What is alkaline water?
Alkaline water consists of small hydrogen clusters that are easily digested by the human body. And also provides a greater quantity of energy-rich oxygen which makes your body hydrated.
Generally, water has a pH value whose range is 0-14. pH is the “potential of hydrogen”, i.e., the amount of hydrogen present in water. The softness and hardness of water are measured by this pH value. The water with a pH value of less than 7 is considered to be acidic, Whereas the pH value of more than 7 is considered to be basic i.e., alkaline water. Water with a pH value of equal to 7 is neutral water. For example, battery acid has a pH value of 0 and soap water has a pH value of 12.
Basically, the drinking water must have a pH value of 6-8.5. The alkaline water purifiers give you purified water with a pH value within a range of 7 to 8.5. Some filters produce a pH value of 7-10. But higher the pH value more bitter the water taste. So it is safe to have drinking water with a pH value within a range of 6-8.5.
How does alkaline purifier work?
Alkaline water purifiers use an electrolysis mechanism where hydrogen and oxygen ions are separated from the water. Most alkaline water purifiers have other filtration mechanisms along with the electrolysis mechanism. Such that all the impurities, toxins, metallic contaminants and bacteria are removed completely from the tap water before it moves to the electrolysis process.
Electrolysis of water is the decomposition of hydrogen and oxygen ions by passing an electric current through it. Which in result produces two separate streams of water, one is alkaline water and the other is acidic water. Alkaline water produced from the filter is pure and healthy drinking water. Whereas on the other side, the acidic water is best for dishwashing and removing stains.
Benefits of drinking alkaline water
There are many benefits of drinking alkaline water but only some of them are scientifically proved.
Drinking alkaline water neutralizes the acid in the body, makes your metabolism stronger, lowers your blood sugar levels, reduces allergic reactions, healthy bones and mainly increases the oxygen levels of your blood.