30 Eye Opening Facts About Water [2018]

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• Water is considered a universal solvent, which means more substances dissolve in water than any other solvent

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• Water is considered a universal solvent, which means more substances dissolve in water than any other solvent.

• The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.

• Hot water can freeze faster than cold water under some conditions. It is commonly known as the Mpemba effect.

• There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank.

• Nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity’s needs — all its agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community, and personal needs.

• Newborn babies have even more drinking in at 78% of water.

• Water regulates the Earth’s temperature. It also regulates the temperature of the human body, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues, and removes wastes.

• There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.

• Water is the second most common molecule in the universe. The most common is hydrogen gas, H2.

• In developing nation women and girls are primarily responsible for collecting water, on average 25% of their day is spent on this task.

• A swimming pool naturally loses about 3,785 liters a month to evaporation.

• Bottled water can be up to 2000 times more expensive than tap water and it may not be as safe.• Ground water contamination is nearly always the result of human activity.

• A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. If a human does not absorb enough water dehydration is the result.

• Less than 1% of the water treated by public water suppliers is used for drinking and cooking.

• It is a little known fact, but insufficient water consumption is actually a risk factor for various types of cancer. Hydration is critical to blood circulation to allow immune system cells to reach damaged tissues in greater numbers.

• Human bones are 31% water.

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Water purifier service in chennai

• In 1998 the National Resources Defense Council completed a 4-year test of 103 bottles waters and found that 1/3 of them contained bacteria and other chemicals at levels exceeding industry standards.

• According to the EPA, a full bathtub requires about 280 liters of water, while taking a five-minute shower uses 40 to 100 liters.

• It takes 200 liters of water to produce the coffee beans for one cup of coffee.

• The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 320-400 liters of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water.

• By the time you feel thirsty, you’ve lost roughly 1% of the water content in your body.

• On top of Mount Everest, water boils at only 68 degrees Celsius because the atmospheric pressure is so much lower.

• Water is part of a deeply interconnected system. What we pour on the ground ends up in our water, and what we spew into the sky ends up in our water.

• You really can die from drinking too much water eventually you would dilute the sodium level in your bloodstream.

• Water expands by 9% when it freezes. Frozen water (ice) is lighter than water, which is why ice floats in water.

• The only way to ensure pure, contaminant-free drinking water is through the use of a point-of-use filtration system.

• We each drink around 1 cubic meter (1000 liters) of water a year.• A kilo of cotton is enough for a shirt and a pair of jeans but it needs 10,000 liters of water to produce.

• Water is also a key component of your saliva and digestive juices, whose lubricating effects aid in digestion. The water in your system also helps lubricate your joints.

Conclusion:

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Is Groundwater pure?

Ground water have good minerals. And also there are some impurities are there. We are the best aquaguard service center in chennai. We offer general service for your water purifier.

When rain falls to the ground, some of it flows along the land surface to streams, rivers or lakes, some moisturizes the ground. Part of this water is used by vegetation; some evaporates and returns to the atmosphere. Part of the water also seeps into the ground, flows through the unsaturated zone and reaches the water table, which is an imaginary surface from where the ground beneath is saturated.

Why is groundwater so important?

Groundwater counts in average for one third of the fresh water consumed by humans, but at some parts of the world, this percentage can reach up to 100%. It is a very important natural resource and has a significant role in the economy and the main source of water for irrigation and the food industry. In general groundwater is a reliable source of water for the agriculture and can be used in a flexible manner:

For the environment groundwater plays a very important role in keeping the water level and flow into rivers, lakes and wetlands. Specially during the drier months when there is little direct recharge from rainfall, it provides the environment with groundwater flow through the bottom of these water bodies and becomes essential for the wild life and plants living in these environment. Groundwater also plays a very relevant role in sustain navigation through inland waters in the drier seasons. By discharging groundwater into the rivers it helps keeping the water levels higher.

 

Ground water serves many purposes

Fresh groundwater was used for many important purposes, with the largest amount going toward irrigating crops, such as the delicious eggplants, squash, and rutabagas that children love to have for dinner. Local city and county water departments withdraw a lot of groundwater for public uses, such as for delivery to homes, businesses, and industries, as well as for community uses such as fire fighting, water services at public buildings, and for keeping local residents happy by keeping community swimming pools full of water. Industries and mining facilities also used a lot of groundwater. In 2010, 19 percent of freshwater usage by industries came from groundwater, and 50 percent of freshwater usage at mines was groundwater. The majority of water used for self-supplied domestic and livestock purposes came from groundwater sources.

Is ground water pure?

This question seems to have attracted a lot of poor-quality answers from people ignorant about what constitutes good drinking water quality.

Ground water contains mainly minerals. So it is good. It is filtered by the great nature in the different layers of soil. So it safer and healthier than fresh water found on surface of the earth in lakes ,ponds ,Rivers ,etc as it is always in contact to the air and so contains many bacteria also as well harmful gases and substance like so2, so3,compounds of nitrogen, co etc. beside the taste of ground water is sweet which enhance your mood , makes you happy and allows your will to drink more water and hence is fills the deficiency of water in the body which prevents many disease like ulcers ,digestive problems ,enhance brain efficiency , etc.

But today due to pollution, the ground water is getting contaminated. Many harmful pollutants get mixed with it today.

Earlier people used to drink ground water throughout their lives as there were no purifying machines available or out of budget. They were stronger than we are especially in physical strength and disease fighting strength or will power.

Many of purifying machines purify water too much making it bitter to taste and unhealthy. It removes the entire mineral from it also the good ones.

Ground water purification

With population of over a billion, India is a major user of groundwater. Currently, the annual extraction of ground water in India is estimated to be about 210bcm (billion cubic meters), the highest in the world. India is also the world’s the biggest user of groundwater for irrigation. There is significant use of groundwater in almost all parts of the country except in Orissa, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Another more worrying dimension that has emerged in the past two decade is a direct link between industrial, agricultural and household activities, and contamination of groundwater.

Contamination of the water table is caused mainly through dissolution of two broad classes of chemicals

  • Inorganic minerals, salts, and metals
  • Synthetic organic compounds

Most inorganic compounds are harmless at the concentrations commonly found in unpolluted groundwater, and some, such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium, are even beneficial to human health. Others, such as arsenic, barium, or mercury, can occur naturally in concentrations that are considered harmful. Human activities are another source of inorganic substances in groundwater. Bacteria, viruses, or parasites can seep into the groundwater from sources such as septic systems, leaky sewer lines, barnyards, or fields spread with manure

Organic compounds are chemicals containing carbon and other elements such as hydrogen, nitrogen, or chlorine. Many occur in nature, and many others are manufactured for a wide range of purposes, including cleaning fluids, wood preservatives, and pesticides. The production of synthetic organic compounds has increased more than 10-fold in the past 40 years, and some of these chemicals have become significant groundwater contaminants.

 

Studies estimate that nearly 59% of all districts in India have problems related to either the quantitative availability or quality of groundwater. Out of the 593 districts in India from which data is available, several have problems due to high fluoride content (203 districts), iron content (206 districts), salinity (137 districts), nitrate content (109 districts) and arsenic content (35 districts) in their ground water sources. Biological contamination causing intestinal disorders are present throughout the country.

There are two distinct separation technologies – ion exchange resins and Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane elements – which can be either used separately or together to bring ground water to safe levels.

Synthetic ion exchange resins are polymers that are capable of exchanging particular ions within the polymer with ions in a solution that is passed through them. They are used either to soften the water or to remove the mineral content altogether, but also for various other applications including separating out some elements. Water purification using this method is environmentally friendly because it deals with substances already occurring in water. The long life of resins and low maintenance of the purification equipment makes this a very attractive method.

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a membrane-technology filtration method that removes many types of large molecules and ions from solutions by applying pressure to the solution when it is on one side of a selective membrane. The result is that the solute is retained on the pressurized side of the membrane and the pure solvent passes to the other side.

The situation with groundwater being the way it is, using water straight from the source is no longer an option. What really is a matter of choice is the type of purification system one would use.

Now we are pushed to use water purifier. Because the water is contaminated with pollution. So we must use the purifier.   Aquaguard tollfree number chennai is 9940492121.

Source:

https://www.un-igrac.org/what-groundwater

Has the quality of water changed over the years?

A few years ago the surface water is clean and unpolluted.Groundwater is, more or less, what it sounds like: water that can be found underground. aquaguard toll free number chennai is 9940492121

This water might not be visible under normal circumstances, but it is vastly important to all of us, whether we realize it or not.

70% of the planet is covered in water, which might sound like an awful lot.

You might even have a hard time believing there’s any sort of water shortage anywhere in the world with numbers like that! However, only 1% of this water is available for human consumption.

Almost all of the water on the surface of the planet is saltwater, which of course isn’t very good for drinking. Of the 1% of fresh water available on Earth, 99% of that water can be found underground.

So, in other words, only 1% of freshwater, which is only 1% of the water on the planet, is found in surface water.

Basically, this means we all rely on groundwater almost all the time for our drinking, cooking, washing, and day to day activities.

Almost all water that goes through water treatment facilities to get cleaned up for use in homes, businesses, and stores around the world comes from groundwater, not surface water.

It stands to reason, then, that groundwater pollution is definitely something we all need to be concerned with.

What is Surface Water?

Surface water is, basically, the opposite of groundwater. Any water you can see on the surface of the planet without digging is surface water.

This can include rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and the oceans. However, in this article, we’ll mostly be focusing on fresh surface water, since marine water pollution is a separate topic with different issues involved.

Surface water is an important part of the hydrologic cycle, just like groundwater is. Without surface water, there’d be nothing to evaporate into the atmosphere to form clouds.

We’d have no weather and no rain. There would be no way to recharge the groundwater all over the planet, so we’d quickly run out of drinking water. Although we don’t directly use surface water for drinking in most instances, it still plays a vital role in the wellbeing of our planet and in our day to day lives.

Conclusion

Always recycle batteries, printer ink, and other chemicals

Don’t throw electronics in the local landfill

Never throw trash in the water

Turn off your water when you aren’t using it

Only run your washing machine and dishwasher when they’re full

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Which impurities have been found in water?

A few years ago there are lot of physical contaminants like dust, mud and rust were found in water. Sigma aquaguard service center in chennai provide best service for your water purifier.

  • Chemical contaminants give bad taste and smell. And Bacteria, virus and Protozoa cause waterborne diseases.
  • Bacteria Causes Typhoid, Diarrhoea and Gastroenteritis.
  • Virus causes Polio and Hepatitis A&E
  • Protozoa causses Amoebiasis and Giardiasis

But Nowadays the new age contaminants are found in water like, Pesticides, Lead, VOCs, Heavy Metals and Cysts.

How to Purify water?

Boiling

Boiling is the simplest tactic among water purification methods to cleanse water that is unsafe because of micro-organism contamination such as viruses, parasites, or bacteria. The notion in this style of sanitation is that the micro-organism is eliminated by pushing the bacterium or virus past its heat range.

Water Chlorination

This is an emergency water purification where water can be made safe for drinking by remedying with liquid household chlorine bleach. Household bleach is normally between 5% and 6% chlorine, and this is a heavy-duty oxidant that swiftly kills many harmful micro-organisms.

By using this method, keep in mind that regular household bleaches have an expiration date and you should only use those that do not contain perfumes, dyes, and other additives.

Membrane Filtration

This is a physical filtration process where a contaminated fluid is passed through a thin layer of semi-permeable membrane to separate microorganisms and suspended particles from process liquid.

Using a Water Purifier

Today, companies offer products that enable whole house water purification systems. These pieces of equipment assure bottled water quality at your faucet. Sigma Aquaguard service center in chennai provide the best water purifier service in Chennai.

Desalination

Desalination refers to the removal of salts and minerals. More notably, salt water is desalinated to produce fresh water suitable for human consumption or irrigation.

However, this is currently expensive compared to UV water purifier and other alternative purified water brands.

How do I change the taste of Hard Water?

Generally we don’t like to drink hard water. The hard water contain lot of minerals. But the taste is very bad to drink. How to overcome this without remove the minerals. We provide best water purifier service in chennai. Let us see the methods which will help to change the taste of water.

Boil your water

  • Boil your water is one of the best method to soften the water
  • Don’t bring the water to boil for long time
  • Let it cool for a couple hours. White minerals should settle to the bottom of the pot
  • Siphon or scoop up the top of the water, leaving the minerals behind
  • Optional: before drinking, remove “flat” flavor by pouring back and forth between two containers. This restores air lost to boiling

Treat hard water spots with vinegar

Distilled white vinegar can remove white spots on fabric, drains, or porcelain from mineral buildup. Apply plain or dilute with an equal amount of water, scrub away the problem, then rinse. This temporary solution can get tedious if scale builds up quickly. If your water is only slightly hard it might be a cost-effective approach.

  • Towels can also become stiff due to hard water. Treat them the same way.
  • Vinegar can bleach some types of fabric and damage stoneware.
  • Some people add ½ cup (120mL) vinegar to the rinse cycle in their water, while others claim this can damage the rubber seals on your machine. Consider checking with your machine manufacturer.

Water Filter

Many portable water filters can remove disease-causing parasites such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia from drinking water. If you are choosing a portable water filter, try to pick one that has a filter pore size small enough to remove parasites. Most portable water filters do not remove bacteria or viruses.

Carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the water filter you intend to use. After filtering, add a disinfectant such as iodine, chlorine, or chlorine dioxide to the filtered water to kill any viruses and remaining bacteria.

 

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Why is it important to drink water?

Water is very important to live in this world. We are all know about this thing. But why is it important? Let us see this in detail. We are from best water purifier service in chennai.

Regulates body temperature

Water has a large heat capacity which helps limit changes in body temperature in a warm or a cold environment. Water enables the body to release heat when ambient temperature is higher than body temperature (2): we begin to sweat, and the evaporation of water from the skin surface cools the body very efficiently.

Moistens tissues

Water does more than just quench your thirst and regulate your body’s temperature; it also keeps the tissues in your body moist. You know how it feels when your eyes, nose, or mouth gets dry? Keeping your body hydrated helps it retain optimum levels of moisture in these sensitive areas, as well as in the blood, bones, and the brain. In addition, water helps protect the spinal cord, and it acts as a lubricant and cushion for your joints.

Lubricates joints

Water is the main lubricant in the joints and spine. Drinking enough water daily can help remove the accumulation of acid waste in the joints, such as uric acid, which can cause inflammation and pain. Water also provides the necessary cushioning in the spinal discs. Keeping the body well hydrated on a daily basis can help prevent back pain and joint pain, including various forms of arthritis.

Protects body organs and tissues

You may notice the sweat beading up on your forehead during exercise or sitting out by the pool on a hot summer day, but you probably give little thought to how your body is using water to regulate its internal temperature. As you sweat, your skin is cooled by the process of evaporation and in turn your core temperature is affected. Without adequate water stores, your body loses it’s ability to effectively regulate temperature and can put you at risk of suffering from a heat related illness.

Helps prevent constipation

Since constipation is related to dehydration in the colon, you need to make sure you are drinking lots of water. When your body is properly hydrated, less water will be withdrawn from the colon. This will keep your stool soft and easy to pass.

Reduces burden on the kidney and liver

Kidneys remove waste from our bodies, help control our blood pressure, and balance fluids, so they’re crucial to keeping our systems running smoothly. One surefire way to keep them working properly? Adequate water consumption! So drink up to keep those kidneys in tip-top shape.

Prevents You From Becoming Dehydrated

Your body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in high heat, or come down with a fever or contract an illness that causes vomiting or diarrhea. If you’re losing fluids for any of these reasons, it’s important to increase your fluid intake so that you can restore your body’s natural hydration levels. Your doctor may also recommend that you drink more fluids to help treat other health conditions, like bladder infections and urinary tract stones. If you’re pregnant or nursing, you may want to consult with your physician about your fluid intake because your body will be using more fluids than usual, especially if you’re breastfeeding.

Conclusion:

So we need to purify the water without any exception. For your good health drink the pure water. You can contact us for water purifier service in chennai.

What Contaminants are Found in Drinking Water?[updated]

we are the best aquaguard service center in Chennai. The 100% safe water in this world is very impratical. So what are the contaminants are found in drinking water? Let us see what are impurities and how to overcome from the that.

Aluminum

The source of the contaminant is rock and soil leaching. This will Highly risk for dialysis patients

Aluminum is regulated in public drinking water with a recommended Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL). SMCL’s are used
when the taste, odor, or appearance of water may be adversely affected.

In this case, the EPA and WHO agree that aluminum above 0.1 ppm may impact color but recognize that level may not be appropriate for all water supplies.

US EPA encourages utilities to maintain levels below 0.05 ppm, but recognizes the need to be flexible in this case because of the usefulness of Aluminum salts in the coagulation process.

WHO’s guideline of no more than 0.2 ppm is based on the importance of Aluminum as a coagulant and that all municipal systems should be able to keep treated water below this value.

Studies linking Aluminum in drinking water to human health issues have been inconclusive.

Lead

Likely the most famous bad guy, this heavy metal can leach from lead pipes and plumbing fixtures, especially when the water flowing through them is corrosive.

It can cause neurological and behavioral problems in children and adverse health effects in adults.

“It’s a more common problem in cities with older water systems,” NRDC Health team scientist Kristi Pullen Fedinick says, “but what a lot of people don’t realize is that even relatively new brass fixtures and faucets can still contain significant amounts of lead. Just because your home is less than 20 years old doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lead-free.”

Copper

The source of this contaminant is industrial discharge, Copper salts used for algae control in reservoirs
Copper plumbing materials due to corrosion

Acute copper poisoning: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal illness, abdominal and muscle pain.

Severe cases of copper poisoning have led to anemia, liver poisoning, and kidney failure

Pathogens

Bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause illness can find their way into water supplies that are inadequately treated to kill germs.

Fortunately, these pathogens are much better controlled today than they once were.

After a 1993 waterborne-disease outbreak in Milwaukee sickened more than 400,000 people, Olson says, “NRDC really led the charge in changing the EPA’s rules and safeguards.” But clearly much more remains to be done.

Bacteria

Single-celled organisms lacking well-defined nuclear membranes and other specialized functional cell parts which reproduce by cell division or spores.

Bacteria may be free-living organisms or parasites.

Bacteria (along with fungi) are decomposers that break down the wastes and bodies of dead organisms, making their components available for reuse. Bacterial cells range from about 1 to 10 microns in length and from 0.2 to 1 micron in width.

They exist almost everywhere on earth. Some bacteria are helpful to humans, while others are harmful.

Viruses

Parasitic infectious microbes, composed almost entirely of protein and nucleic acids, which can cause disease(s) in humans.

Viruses can reproduce only within living cells.

They are 0.004 to 0.1 microns in size, which is about 100 times smaller than bacteria.

Conclusion:

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5 Best Water Purifiers Based on Customer Review[2018]

Nowadays there are lot of water purifiers and RO Sevice Centers in Chennai. Here we listed some of them are top in industry that is based on the customer review.

Aquaguard Geneus Water Purifier

This product is from eureka forbes. This purifier clean the water with the latest purifiying technology.

Features:

  • Very easy to install
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Dissolve most contaminated water particles
  • The RO membrane is easy to clean
  • Consume less electricity
  • Give original taste of water
  • RO mode gives almost 25% water recovery
  • TDS reduction is approx 90% in RO mode
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Pureit mineral water purifier

This is the 6 litre of storage capacity with 6- stages purification. It improves the taste of the water.

Features:

  • 6 stage advanced water purification technology
  • Food safe, non toxic material of construction
  • TDS reduction is approx 90% in RO mode.
  • Thin film composite spiral wound Membrane
  • Removes 1 crore virus in 1 liter of water
  • Filtration capacity is 12 liters/hour
  • Filter life is 4000 liters

Kent Grand water purifier

Kent grand water purifier is fully automatic.It comes with an auto-on and auto-off mechanism, transparent design, and the Food Safe ABS plastic ensure that there is no corrosion.

Features:

  • Fully automatic
  • 8 liters of storage capacity
  • Filteration capacity of 15 liters/hour
  • In-build TDS Controller available in this purifier
  • Auto flushing system available
  • Leak proof design
  • Alarms for UV Fail and Filter Change

Tata Swach Viva Silver water purifier

This is a product from Tata with 6 liters of storage capacity. It is highly recommended for UV purification method.

Features:

  • Front panel opening for easy service and voltage spike guard
  • Zero Contaminant Tank Saves hassle of tank cleaning
  • Stylish design
  • 6 liters of storage capacity
  • Filtration capacity is 30 liters/hour
  • 0.01 Micron UF Membrane
  • Tata Swach Viva Silver uses double protection of UV and UF

Aquasure Nano water purifier

Aquasure nano water purifier use 5 stage purification method. This is suitable for high TDS level.

Features:

  • In-built voltage stabilizer, Manual flush facility
  • 4 liters of storage capacity
  • 5 stage purification technology
  • purification capacity is 12 liters/hour
  • Water Flow rate is 2L/min
  • In-built Voltage Stabilizer is available

Conclusion:

This list is based on customer reviews. We provide all type of water purifier services in chennai.

How to enhance the quality of water:

Day by day the environment is getting more polluted. So, the water is filled with different harmful substances. That is why using a water purifier has become so essential. Nowadays, people get more stressed about the purity of water. By consuming impure water daily you can face many health hazards. Therefore the best way is to consume pure and safe water. For this Sigma Aquaguard water purification system provide the Best Water Purifier in Chennai. We offer you the clean and fresh drinking water that is essential for your good health. In assistance with advanced technologies our water purifiers enhances quality of water by making it free from chemical and contaminant substances. You can use our purified water for cooking also, you will find difference in the taste of the food. The food that is cooked in the fresh water will taste better than that of the tap water. We provide only modern range of water purifiers that are easy to install and hassle-free. We also provide service and maintenance and installation for  aquaguard water purifiers.

How does water purifier purifies the water?

Nowadays, the Water purifier is the must for everyone’s life. But do you know how to monitor the water purifier closely and how to notice its damaged parts. In some traditional water purifiers you do not have a facility to monitor the water purifier. As a result you may not know whether the water purifier is damaged or not. The only way to identify the damage of the purifier is the taste of the water. When the taste of the water changes you could try to service or replace the water purifier. But nowadays, the methodology of water purifier has been changed. They use the modern technology. The Aquaguard Water Purifier in Chennai is the best water purifier in Chennai. It will make your water purifier clean and detects through automatic detecting systems in case of any damage in the purification system. It also filters the disinfectant regularly by using non-harmful disinfectant. The Sigma Aquaguard water purification system provides the best water purifier and also facilitates all the service needed for purification system.