Which is the best RO water purifier in India
The most popular question on our site is "Which is the best Water Purifier in India?" This is not easy questions to answer, because there are some very good water purifiers available in India. Many simply ask the question 'which is better Kent or Aquaguard?' If we were to give an opinion as so many insist, then we would have say that the best RO water purifier in India is Kent or Aquaguard. This does not mean that the other RO water purifiers are not contenders. Other Indian RO water purifiers are also very good, like for example Zero-B RO water purifiers, but Kent and Aquaguard Water Purifiers are advertised so heavily, that the public opinion in India is that the best RO water purifier in India is either Kent or Aquaguard.
Best Indian Water Purifiers
We have detailed descriptions of the following Water Purifier Companies in India and about their water purifier models.
Water Purifier business in India is so big that even multinational Corporations like Philips, Unilever (Hindustan Unilever in India with Pureit Water Purifier range), Whirlpool and the Indian industrial giant, The Tata Group, have all joined the fray to corner a slice of this huge market for water purifiers. Eureka Forbes brand Aquaguard is also gaining fame all over the world for their innovative products. The internationally well known Brita Water Filter has also set up a joint venture with the Usha group for their joint venture Company Usha Brita. When you chose a water purifier you have to be sure that the water from the water purifier is safe to drink.
We are giving an introduction to the major manufacturers of Water Purifiers below.
Aquaguard is a brand of the famous Indian Company Eureka Forbes. Eureka Forbes is a part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, a Rs. 13 billion($260 Million Corporation. Aquaguard has within its range several Water Purifiers. The best water purifier of Aquaguard Water Purifiers is the Aquaguard Total Sensa priced at is Rs.17,900-. Eureka Forbes Aquaguard AquaSure Amrit with Kitanu Magnet priced at Rs. 1990- is an economical and effective water purifier. More from the dedicated page for Eureka Forbes
Brita Water Filter Company was started in 1966 in West Germany by Heinz Hankammer. BRITA is the inventor and world famous for its Water Filter Jugs.It is believed that Brita has 85% of the world market share in table-top water filtration systems.
Brita has manufacturing plants in Germany, UK, Switzerland, USA, Canada and India. The Indian Brita is a 50:50 joint venture between USHA SHRIRAM ENTERPRISES PVT LTD and Brita. USHA BRITA water filters are table top storage type water purifiers using the unique ion exchange resin technology of Brita which does not require electricity or running water. More from the dedicated page of Usha Brita.
Kent is a prominent player of the Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filter industry in India. Kent started its operations from a single room in Noida, India in 1999. Despite a humble beginning, today Kent has emerged as a strong organization with offices spread across India. It is one of the fastest growing brands in India for RO Water Purifiers. Kent RO Systems Ltd. and its production facilities are ISO, CE and NSF Certified.
The best water filter purifier from Kent RO is their Kent Grand+ priced at Rs.15,950-. More from the dedicated page of Kent RO Systems.
Luminous Water Technology is a new manufacturer of water purifiers in India and launched their first water purifier called LivPure Touch Plus, their top of the range product. "Livpure Touch Plus" water purifier uses RO (Reverse Osmosis), UV (Ultra Violet) and UF (Ultra Filtration) water purification technologies. Now a days water purifier manufacturer seems to rely on celebrities to promote their products. The Livpure Touch Plus water purifier was launched by Indian star cricketer Mr. Sachin Thandulkar in September 2012. Within 6 months of their starting marketing of their water purifiers their model 'Livpure Touch Plus', the flagship product of Luminous Water Technology won the Water Digest, Water Award 2012-2013 for ‘Upcoming Innovative Domestic Water Purifier - Best RO+UV+UF Category’……….More from the dedicated page of Luminous Water Technology
Permionics has the distinction of being the first and only manufacturer of membranes in India (since early 1980s). An Indian Scientist, Dr. Srinivasa Sourirajan, while doing research at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) co-invented water purification membranes. Dr. Sourirajan has visited the Permionics factory in its early days.
Permionics has successfully used membrane technology in several applications such as milk concentration, whey fractionation, waste water recycling of dye industry, etc. Permionics pioneered the use of Membrane technology in the Pharmaceutical industry by installing Asia's first membrane based system for concentration and purification of Streptomycin in 1981.
The Permionics membrane base water purifiers have been in the market for about 20 years, but they were never aggressively advertised. Permionics UF membrane water purifiers comes in 3 models: Permionics Pureflo: Designed for homes with an inbuilt 4 litre pure water storage tank and priced at Rs.5850-. Permionics Ultraflo: Purifies 40 liters per hour, Ideal for small offices, factories, etc. and priced at Rs.6500-. Permionics Hiflo: Purifies 80 liters per hour Ideal for bigger offices, factories, etc. and priced at Rs.7500-. More from the dedicated page on Permionics.
Philips has a range of UV water filters. The best water filter in the Philips range is the model WP3893 with Power UV. This is how they describe the water purifier on their website "Pure Water Guaranteed with PowerUV+ Advanced state-of-the-art UV (PLS) technology destroys known waterborne virus, bacteria, parasites and amoebae while the activated carbon and sediment filter removes turbidity, chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOC's), cysts, larger micro-organisms and improves taste. IntelliFill purifies water in present quantity, even in your absence, while rechargeable battery back up guarantees pure water even in case of a power failure." The cost of the Philips model WP3890 is Rs.7495- and the Philips model WP3893 cost is Rs.10,995-. More from dedicated page on Philips India Water Purifiers
Pureit is a brand of the famous Hindustan Unilever Limited or HUL for short. HUL's history reads like this "In the summer of 1888, visitors to the Kolkata harbour noticed crates full of Sunlight soap bars, embossed with the words "Made in England by Lever Brothers". With it, began an era of marketing branded Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). Soon after followed Lifebuoy in 1895 and other famous brands like Pears, Lux and Vim. Vanaspati was launched in 1918 and the famous Dalda brand came to the market in 1937. In 1931, Unilever set up its first Indian subsidiary, Hindustan Vanaspati Manufacturing Company, followed by Lever Brothers India Limited (1933) and United Traders Limited (1935). These three companies merged to form HUL in November 1956. Hindustan Unilever Network, Direct to home business was launched in 2003 and this was followed by the launch of ‘Pureit’ water purifier in 2004. " (Quoted from the HUL website)
There are four models in the Pureit range of water purifiers which work without electricity. These are: Pureit Classic, Pureit Compact, Pureit Autofill and Pureit Marvella. All of these models have a 4 stage purification process to deliver “as safe as boiled water” without the use of electricity. The latest and the best water purifier of Pureit is the Marvella-RO. More from the dedicated site of Pureit.
Tata Chemicals unveiled their unique and innovative water purifier called 'Tata Swach' on 7th December, 2009. 'SWACH' means 'clean' in Hindi. The Swach does not require electricity nor piped water to work. Tata Swach uses Rice Husk Ash impregnated with Nano Silver particles. Rice Husk Ash (RCA) is the filtering medium for water and the nano-silver particles kills bacteria, germs and other organisms. This filter also claims to meet the US EPA standards for germ kill of 6-log reduction of bacteria, 4-log reduction of viruses, and 3-log reduction of protozoan cysts. This filter also has an automatic Cut-off mechanism to prevent flow of water when its filtration capacity is finished. The Tata Swach water filter took the year 2010 top Gold award prize in The Wall Street Journal's Asian Innovation Awards. Swach costs Rs.999-. More from dedicated page on Tata Swach
Whirlpool International specialises in Water Filters for Refrigerators fitted with automatic ice making machines and cold water dispensers. Whirlpool India sells a range of RO water purifiers of which the best water purifier is the Whirlpool Platinum RO followed by the Whirlpool Elite RO with MES (Mineral Enrichment System). The Whirlpool Platinum RO costs Rs.23,950- and the Whirlpool Elite RO with MES costs Rs.16,950. More from dedicated page on Whirlpool Water Filters
Zero-B is a brand of water purifiers from Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. is a leader in India in the business of water treatment. Formed in 1964, as a subsidiary of the Permutit Company of UK, they became a wholly Indian owned company in 1985. Under the Zero B brand, the company has introduced many products from online water purifiers to advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Purifiers. The best water purifier in the Zero-B range is the Zero B Emerald. Zero B Emerald is a 7 stage RO which can be wall mounted in the kitchen. The maximum retail price is Rs.15,990-. More from dedicated page on Zero-B Water Purifiers