Polyvinylidene fluoride, better known as PVDF Hollow fibers have recently got quite a bit of attention, especially in the field of water purification. Properties like thermal stability, high mechanical strength, smooth surface, anti-ultraviolet radiation, low protein absorption, and smooth surface have deemed it a near-perfect material that could be used to purify our water resources.
Recent atrocities on the environment have wreaked havoc on the water supply. Although the matter is not of immediate concern, it’s only a matter of time, clean drinking water supplies go on the endangered list.
Health benefits of filtered water are never fully comprehended. Clean drinking water is gradually becoming a matter of concern, but with the help of PVDF hollow fibers, there is still hope. Although the intrinsic hydrophobic property may prevent PVDF for manufacturing biomedicals, science will eventually find a way to make that possible as well.
Here are a few good reasons as to why you should consider using PVDF Hollow Fibre Membranes in your water filters.
1. Protection against Harmful Microorganisms – Take any water supply from any corner of the globe. Most of them are unfit for drinking purposes without first being subjected to some sort of water purification.
If consumed, they may cause mild to severe diarrhea, vomiting and in more severe cases death, which doesn’t happen too often. The present technology employs various methods such as chlorine/iodine and UV treatment, reverse osmosis, and various other lesser-known filtration techniques. However, the end product is not completely purified. It is never fully purified.
The new technology involving PVDF fiber membranes is surprisingly promising when it comes to eliminating a greater percentage of harmful organisms.
2. Filtration of Toxic Metals – The involvement of toxic metals in water has been one of the greatest problems to date. People living in areas with inadequate filtration techniques have to buy clean drinking water from elsewhere. Even efficient filtration systems have failed or stopped working, too frequently. Buying water seems to be a cheaper and less hassling option.
A high concentration of minerals like copper and magnesium can cause deposits, making the water undrinkable for the people.
Other harmful minerals such as lead and copper are outright dangerous to your health. Hence the need for filtration and PVDF fibers seem to get the job done quite efficiently.
3. Need for Maintenance – Water filtration systems are only as good as their owners. Drinking the water from overworking and an unserviced water purifier is as good as watering plants with poison.
Drinking from a dirty filter is more harmful than drinking from the tap.
There are thousands of individuals who in spite of having a decent water purifier get sick on a periodic basis, thanks to the poor condition of the water filters at their homes.
Thanks to their durable properties and high tensile strength PVDF fibers seems more efficient at handling this task and for even longer periods of time. All in all, it’s the new rising star of the water purifier industry.
Given below is a test report from which you will understand even more details regarding this type of purifiers.