We are very proud to introduce you to our company, Unique Water (PTY) LTD
We would like to assure you that our water is of the best quality and best tasting on the market.
Our company has installed a Reverse Osmosis ( RO) water purification system that uses four filtering processes to purify our water and maintain the quality of the water produced.
The Four Processes Are:
1> Carbon Filtration which is the pre-treatment.
2> Reverse Osmosis which removes the bacteria and the viruses.
3> Ozone which freshens and oxygenates the water.
4> UV Lights which is the back-up process to ensure that the water is clean.
We even go so far as cleaning our bottles with ozone before we fill and seal them just to add that extra measure of quality.
We are totally committed to producing the best quality drinking water for our consumers and making sure that we have set ourselves apart from all our competitors by maintaining this standard at all cost.
We do not cut or save costs when it comes to maintaining the quality of our water. We do go the extra mile and put in the extra effort to ensure the success of our company. Our success is measured by the satisfaction we provide to our customers.
Our company would like to thank you for your interest in our products and for giving us this opportunity to inform you of our company Unique Water (Pty) Ltd
What is Ozone? It is a gas that is present naturally in the upper atmosphere. Ozone gas is generated by lightning and produces that fresh smell after a rain storm.
Since the discovery of Ozone in 1785 by Van Marum, it has been used in human medicine to kill fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
Ozone is an “unstable” oxygen molecule because it readily decomposes to ordinary oxygen within minutes. For maximum effectiveness it needs to be manufactured “on site”. It penetrates the cell walls of bacteria and virus micro-organisms on contact and destroys them 3000 times faster than chlorine, and without any of the unwanted side effects of chlorine.
As a deodorizer, it binds or “oxidizes” with the various natural or organic compounds. This makes the water taste fresh.
What Are The Benefits?
Ozone is being used commercially and privately.
Commercially, ozone is used for the purification of drinking water, treatment of liquid industrial wastes containing cyanides and phenols; deodorization of sewage gases, rendering plant exhausts, deodorizing air in buildings. Ozone is even used to preserve plant and food in cold storage. Another commercial use is in the sterilization of containers for aseptic packaging.
Privately, ozone is being used to purify drinking water; freshening indoor air and significantly reducing the bacterial and fungal counts indoors.
When ozone is injected into water it produces tiny ozone bubbles which saturate the water, and destroy bacteria and virus micro-organisms by piercing their cell walls.
Ultraviolet (UV) is the name given to the energy source found in the electromagnetic spectrum which lies between the visible light and x-rays. Every time we go into the direct sunlight, we are exposed to UV light or rays which are responsible for causing sunburn on our skin.
Ultraviolet systems are lamps or bulbs specifically designed to emit UV light of a particular wavelength which attack the genetic core of the micro-organism. It not only attacks the micro-organism but actually changes the DNA/RNA which eliminates the micro-organism’s ability to function and reproduce. The micro-organism loses the ability to replicate and can no longer infect the other organisms it comes into contact with. Without adding any chemicals to the water, this simple but highly effective process can destroy 99.99% of the potentially harmful micro-organisms.
This process will provide the highest quality of water only if the water is pre-filtered to eliminate or remove any dirt or debris that may be present in the water. If the water is not pre-filtered then there is a risk that the dirt or debris can act as a shield for these micro-organisms when passing the UV rays. To maintain effectiveness of the lamps or bulbs it is recommended that they be replaced annually or after 9,000 hours of use.
What Are The Benefits?
There are five major benefits to using UV technology.
UV technology is chemical free.
UV technology does not cause any change to the water’s taste, colour or odour.
UV technology is more effective than chemical technology, like chlorine, as it is effective in destroying stubborn Cryptosporidium and Giardia unlike the chemicals.
UV technology is easy to maintain with only annual lamp and filter replacements.
UV technology can be used in a minimal amount of space capable of treating single faucet or the entire home. These above-mentioned benefits are the reasons why homeowners and municipalities use EPA endorsed UV technology to treat and purify their water in a safe and cost-effective way.
UV technology destroys the bacteria whereas normal filtering processes allow the bacteria to pass through the filter or grow within the filter especially if it is not cleaned on a regulated basis.
Filter carbon is not charcoal rather it is manufactured from coal. It is actually a carbon material that has been treated by high temperature and steam in the absence of oxygen. Filter carbon is a manufactured product. There are three different types of filter carbon. Coal is most common used to manufacture filter carbon but wood and nut shells are also used.
Carbon filters work by removing the harmful chemicals through a process of absorption and not by the absorption itself. This process of absorption is defined as “the adhesion in the thin layer of molecules to the surface of solid bodies in which they are in contact”. It works much like a magnet that attracts and holds metal filings. The filter needs to be replaced when the surfaces are full.
According to the “EPA Regulated Water Contaminants” in the Water Technology magazine, activated carbon treatment is the only recommended treatment to use in all cases in the Organics category. It is also recommended as the only recommended treatment to be used in most cases.
For Organics, Pesticides, and Herbicides contaminants the standard, and in most cases, the only treatment recommended is activated carbon. Filtered water in general and most frequently means that the water has been treated with some variety of carbon filters.
However, Carbon filter treatment only is not sufficient to successfully treat and filter water. That is the reason why Unique bottled water uses two more treatment process to ensure that our water is of the highest quality and absolutely safe to drink
What Are The Benefits?
Carbon has proven itself to be a highly effective and extremely versatile water treatment. Centuries ago, it was the Egyptians who first discovered that using charcoal to store water made it last longer and taste better. Since then carbon filtering has been vastly improved and has become the most frequent and standard feature in the treatment of water.
A filtering surface area equivalent to 125 acres can be treated by a single pound of granular activated carbon. It is cost-effective but one of the most effective water filtering treatments.
In harmful organic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, chlorine, and by- products, carbon filtering is the recommended and best known tried and tested treatment used to make water safe to drink.
Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Reverse Osmosis is a process whereby pressure is used to force a solution through a porous membrane that retains the solute on one side and lets the pure solvent pass by to the other side.
In other words, it is the technology used to exert pressure on the side of the concentrated solution to force the water molecules across the porous membrane to the fresh water side. This process removes a large majority of contaminants from the water by pushing the water under pressure through a membrane/filter that blocks the contaminants and the impurities are expelled from the environment.
The result is pure, clean drinking water.
What Are The Benefits?
This process was developed in the 1970’s and has been tried and tested through the years. The RO process is very expensive and because of the cost most other bottled water is only filtered.
Good RO systems can remove contaminants such as arsenic, nitrates, sodium, copper, lead, harmful organic chemicals and the municipal additive fluoride.
There has been a lot of bad reports and misconceptions about using Reverse Osmosis to purify water but it is still considered to be pure, clean drinking water with a great taste.
A very important fact about RO water is that the label on the bottled water must indicate an alkaline PH level of between 6.5 and 9.5. This is a clear indication that the water still contains enough of the minerals to make the water clean, pure and healthy for consumption.