Best Water Purifiers in India 2016

With the increasing amount of organic and inorganic impurities in drinking water, waterborne diseases such as Hepatitis A, malaria, Arsenicosis and Lead poisoning has become extremely prevalent.

Water purifiers with advanced UV, RO and UF purification technologies can provide pure and safe drinking water by removing human and animal waste, hard metals, heavy metals, dissolved gases, chemical impurities and microorganisms from the water.

Here are a few effective purification methods that you should look for in a water purifier that you are about to buy:

  • TDS removal – TDS or total dissolved solids is a measure of total organic and inorganic impurities in a liquid. Opt for a water purifier with TDS removal capacity.
  • RO – RO or reverse osmosis is the most efficient water purification process that removes TDS from water, but it requires electricity to function.
  • UV – UV or ultraviolet purification process kills microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and cysts from the water but it cannot remove the dead bodies of the microorganisms.
  • UF – Ultrafiltration method uses membranes to remove bacteria, cyst and mud from the water, but it cannot remove dissolved salts.

In this post we have prepared a list of the best water purifiers in India in 2016. HUL Pureit 5 Ltrs Classic RO + UV water purifier is our most recommended product because of its 6 stage RO+UV purification technology and decent water storage capacity.

Best Water Purifiers in India 2016

The list of the best water purifiers is based on the technical specifications, water purification technology used, average user ratings, durability and compactness and value for money of each purifier.

#1. HUL Pureit Ultima RO+UV Water Purifier (under 20000)

hul pureit ultima ro uv purifierThe Pureit Ultima is by far the best water purifier in India suitable for large families thanks to its 10 litre storage capacity. The purification technologies include Reverse Osmosis and Ultraviolet technologies, both of which work together to kill up to 10 million virus per litre of water. The 6-stage purification process removes dust, harmful metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium and total dissolved salts in the water up to 2000 ppm. The purity indication senses the water up to 5000 times every second and indicates the quality of water. The Digital Advanced Alert System alerts 15 days before end of the Germkill Kit. The only disadvantage of this purifier is that it wastes a lot of water due to reverse osmosis.

Key Features:

  • RO + UV Purification process
  • 6-stage cleaning process
  • US EPA Approved Germkill cleaning process
  • 10 litre storage tank
  • Digital Advance Alert System

PROS:

  • Free installation
  • Indicates the quality of input and output water
  • LED display
  • Large storage capacity
  • TDS modulator
  • Soft touch water dispensing

CONS:

  • Water wastage
  • Fully dependent on electricity, not suitable of areas with frequent power cuts

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Best RO Water Purifiers under 15000

#2. Kent Grand+ 8-Litre Mineral RO+UV Water Purifier

kent grand 8 litre mineral water filterKent Grand+ is one of the best water purifiers in India that is manufactured based on a patented Mineral ROTM technology. The double purification process of Reverse Osmosis + Ultraviolet + Ultrafiltration removes the dissolved salts and impurities, while the TDS controller preserves the vital minerals. It has a storage tank capacity of 8 litres and can be installed on the kitchen wall. Kent Grand+ is the best water purifier for borewell water that can purify raw water from bore wells and municipal water supply tanks. The purifier comes with a UV fail Alarm. The alarm with ring up and notify when filter replacement is required. If the filter is not replaced within the next 60 hours then the purifier will stop working. It is the same in case of the UV bulb as well. The UV bulb will stop working until the UV lamp is replaced. These mechanisms ensure 100% safe drinking water at all times.

Key Features:

  • Double purification (RO+UV)
  • Patented TDS control system
  • TDS levels up to 500 ppm
  • 8liters storage tank capacity

PROS:

  • Free installation
  • Purified water level indicator
  • Large storage capacity
  • Computer controlled operation with filter change and UV fail alarms
  • Fully automatic operation

CONS:

  • Water wastage
  • Requires electricity to operate, not suitable of areas with frequent power cuts

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Best Water Purifier in India under 10000

#3. HUL Pureit 5 Ltrs Classic RO + UV

pureit 5 litre ro uv water purifierPureit is a renowned water purifier brand and the 5 Litre HUL Pureit Classic RO + UV Water Purifier is the best RO+UV water purifier in India with an advanced 6-stage purification technology. The stages are PP Melt Blown Pre-Sediment Filter, Pre-RO Carbon Filter, Post-Carbon Sediment Filter, Reverse Osmosis Membrane, UV Chamber and Post-RO Carbon Filter. The six-stage purification process removes all suspended impurities, dust, chlorine, hard metals, dangerous salts and bacteria and virus from the water. It has a 5 litres storage capacity which makes it suitable for small and medium-sized families. The Pureit Classic is a compact purifier that weighs just 5.8 kgs and can be easily mounted on the kitchen wall. The purifier is made of food safe, engineering-grade plastic which prevents water leakage and bad odor. Advanced Voltage Fluctuation Guard protects the purifier from sudden voltage fluctuations and enables it to work in low voltages. It has the capacity to turn hard water up to 1800 ppm into soft and sweet water.

Key Features:

  • 6-stage RO+VU purification
  • 5 litres water storage capacity
  • TDS removal up to 1800 PPM

PROS:

  • 6-stage RO+UV purification
  • Advanced Voltage Fluctuation Guard
  • 5 meter long Power Adapter
  • TDS removal up to 1800 PPM

CONS:

  • No TDS controller
  • No indicator for water filling
  • Small storage capacity

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#4. Eureka Forbes Aquasure Nano 4 L RO

eureka forbes aquasure ro water purifierThe sleek and compact Aquasure Nano from Eureka Forbes is the best RO water purifier in India that has some great customer ratings. The Aquasure Nano is a compact machine that weights around 7 kgs and can be mounted on the wall or placed on a counter. Being a budget RO purifier, it offers a lot – filtration capacity of 12L/hr, TDS levels up to 2000ppm, 5-stage reverse osmosis, multistage purification process that removes excess TDS, chlorine, bacteria, virus and other microorganisms. It also includes Manual Flush facility, Energy Saving mode, inbuilt voltage stabilizer and Auto Power On and Off.

Key Features:

  • 5-stage reverse osmosis
  • TDS levels up to 2000ppm
  • 4 litres water storage capacity
  • Filtration capacity: 12L/hr

PROS:

  • Free installation
  • In-built stabilizer to sustain power fluctuations
  • Manual flush facility
  • Energy saver mode

CONS:

  • Small storage capacity
  • It is a RO product that should be used for water over 200 TDS only

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#5. HUL Pureit Classic RO+MF 5-Litre Water Filter

pureit classic ro mf budget water filterThe Pureit Classic RO+MF 5-Litre Water Filter from Hindustan Unilever Limited is the best budget RO water purifier available in India. The purification involves a 6-stage process that removes even the miniscule grains of dirt and impurities, chlorine, harmful microorganisms, dissolved salts, pesticides, heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, etc. The 6-stage purification removes bad taste and odor from the water while Micro Filtration (MF) ensures double purification of the water. The HUL Pureit Classic RO+MF is suitable for water with high TDS levels, it can turn hard water up to 1800ppm into soft water.

Key Features:

  • Triple safety assurance of RO+MF
  • TDS levels up to 1800ppm
  • Advanced Voltage Fluctuation Guard
  • Storage tank capacity: 5 litres

PROS:

  • Highest level of TDS removal
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO)+Micro Filtration (MF)+Post-RO Carbon Filter
  • Break resistant tap
  • Purity indicator

CONS:

  • Small storage capacity
  • Requires good running water force from the tap
  • Requires electricity to operate, not suitable for areas with frequent power cuts

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#6. Kent Maxx 7 L UV + UF Water Purifier

kent maxx uv uf budget water purifierThe Kent Maxx 7 L UV + UF water purifier has some impressive ratings and customer reviews. It is India’s only UV water purifier that comes with a storage tank. The purification technology involved in this purifier is a combination of Ultraviolet and Ultrafiltration. While the UV bulb kills all bacteria, virus, cysts and other microorganisms in the water the UF membrane removes all suspended particles in the water. Along with the UV and UF, the filter also contains a sediment filter and activated carbon filter. The purifier is made of high-quality food-grade and non-breakable ABS plastic. The Kent Maxx 7 L UV + UF is a purifier with low TDS removal capacity which makes it best suited for public water supply or soft water.

Key Features:

  • UV+UF purification technology
  • Total storage capacity of 7 litres
  • Filtration capacity:60L/hr
  • Type: Electrical and storage
  • UV Fail alarm and Filter Change alarm

PROS:

  • Double purification (UV+UF)
  • Easy on-site cleaning
  • Modest storage capacity
  • Storage tank supplies purified water even in absence of electricity
  • Computer controlled Filter change and UV fail alarm
  • Built-in SMPS to support wide range of input voltage and handle voltage fluctuations

CONS:

  • Only suitable for water with low TDS

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#7. Kent Ultra UV Water Purifier

kent ultra elctric water purifierThe Kent Ultra UV Water Purifier is an economical UV water purifier that does a great job at killing the bacteria and virus in the drinking water. The purification process involves state of the art 3-stage advanced UV filtration system that uses a 11W high energy UV Lamp to kill a wide range of microorganisms in the water. Along with the UV bulb, the water purifier also contains an activated carbon filter and 5 micron sediment filter that purifies chlorine and other chemicals and removes sand and dust sediments respectively. It is a light weight device weight just 4.7 kg that can be easily mounted on the kitchen wall. The Kent Ultra UV is suitable only for soft water which has low TDS levels.

Key Features:

  • 3 stage advanced UV filtration system
  • High energy UV lamp
  • UV alarm
  • 5 Micron sediment filter and activated carbon filter

PROS:

  • Compact mountable design saves counter space
  • 3-stage advanced filtration process – Sediment Filter, Activated Carbon Filter and UV Disinfection
  • Computer controlled operation
  • Built-in SMPS to support wide range of input voltage and handle voltage fluctuations

CONS:

  • Does not remove dissolved impurities
  • Suitable only for soft water
  • Need to install additional filter if water contains excess dust or suspended particles

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Best Water Purifier Priced below 5000

#8. Whirlpool Destroyer 6-Litre Water Purifier

whirlpool water pufier under 5000The Whirlpool Destroyer is the best non-electric water purifier in India that comes with advanced EAT (Electro Adsorption Technology) for purifying the water. The purifier has a modest 6 litres storage capacity and it has a TDS level of up to 500ppm which makes it suitable for purifying hard water. Whirlpool claims that the revolutionary EAT filter provides better filtration compared to RO without consuming any electricity. The life of the EAT filter is 2200 litres. It is an extremely low-maintenance water purifier which is easy to operate. There is absolutely no water wastage with the Whirlpool Destroyer.

Key Features:

  • Non-electric
  • EAT filter technology
  • Life of EAT filter: 2200ltrs
  • 100% recovery
  • 6 litres storage capacity
  • Auto shut off function
  • Flow rate is 1LT/min

PROS:

  • No water wastage
  • Non-electric, you can get water even during power outage
  • Easy to operate and compact
  • Low maintenance

CONS:

  • Unable to filter the dissolved salts

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#9. Kent Smart 7-Litre Non-Electric Online UF Purifier

kent non electric water purifierKent Smart Non-Electric UF Purifier is best suited for places where there are frequent power outages. The superior state-of the art Ultrafiltration technology removes harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and cysts from the water while the high flow-rate of the UF membrane allows online purification. Kent Smart works without electricity and does not use any chemicals such as chlorine, iodine or bromine for purifying the water. The purifier has excellent built quality; it is made of food grade ABS plastic. It has 7 litres storage capacity and it is fully automatic, the water purifier starts by itself as soon as the water level in the storage tank drops.

Key Features:

  • Non-electric
  • Ultrafiltration technology
  • Tamper-proof UF membrane
  • Detachable tank for easy cleaning
  • Food grade, non-breakable construction

PROS:

  • Large storage capacity
  • Fully automatic operation with auto-start and auto-off
  • Runs without electricity
  • Spin-welded UF membrane housing prevents tampering
  • Push-fit components to prevent leakage

CONS:

  • UF technology does not remove dissolved impurities
  • It is suitable only for soft water

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Things to Know Before Buying a Water Purifier

Before selecting a water purifier, you should know about certain basic terms related to the water purification methods.

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS): TDS or total dissolved solids is a measure of the total content of all organic and inorganic substances present in a liquid in molecular, ionized or suspended form. The substances include salts, metals, minerals, cations, anions, etc. The lower the TDS value of the water, the purer it is. Water with TDS value less than 300mg/ltr is considered ideal for drinking. Water with TDS value more than 500mg/ltr is not safe for drinking. Filtration procedure such as Reverse Osmosis can remove the harmful dissolved salts such as arsenic, lead, cadmium which are highly poisonous for health.

Reverse Osmosis (RO): Reverse osmosis or RO is the most efficient purification system that removes Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) from the water. But RO water purifiers require electricity to work. RO water purifiers are equipped with perfiltration which purifies dirty and mud water. Water wastage is much higher in case of RO water purifiers compared to UV or UF purifiers.

Ultraviolet (UV): Ultraviolet water purifiers use the chemical-free ultraviolet technology to kill bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms present in the water. These purifiers can eliminate 99.99% of microorganisms in water, but it cannot remove the dead bodies of these microorganisms. UV water purifiers use a UV bulb to destroy the harmful microorganisms. UV water purifiers also require electricity to operate and they cannot remove the dissolved salts present in the water.

Ultrafiltration (UF): The Ultrafiltration method is quite similar to the RO purification process, the only difference being in the membranes. The membranes used in UF filters have larger pores compared to the membranes used in RO filters. The UF water purifier removes bacteria, cysts and other harmful particles present in the water along with mud and turbid water but it cannot remove the dissolved salts. The UF water purification process does not require any electricity to operate.

Well, this is the list of the best water purifiers in India for home use. If you are using any other electric or non-electric water purifier that can make it to this list then please mention them in the comment section.

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