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Reverse osmosis is the key principle behind RO water purifiers. Water from higher TDS (total dissolved solids) level – that is, very hard water – is transferred to the lower TDS level through a filtering membrane. RO technology uses high pressure to push water through an extremely fine filter or membrane. The holes in this membrane are as small as .0001 microns. They remove dissolved salts along with pollutants and other physical contaminants including virus, and harmful metals, minerals, bacteria and microorganisms. Most of the RO purifiers also comprise of TDS controllers (to adjust the TDS level). The filter is kept clean by flushing the separated contaminants so they drain away.

In the quest to live healthier lives, many people have turned to water filters. Some water filters fit into pitchers to provide clean drinking water. Some filters attach to faucets and filter water as it flows out of the tap, and still others filter water as it enters a house so that all of the water in the home is filtered.


Eureka Forbes Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV

A unique water purifier that delivers benefits of both RO and UV technology.

The Aquaguard Enhance RO+UV water purifier is equipped with a multi-stage unique Reverse Osmosis water purification process, to give pure, fresh water. Reverse Osmosis is a membrane filtration process in which the water is passed under high pressure through an advanced Thin Film Composite (TFC) Membrane, with a 0.0001 micron pore size. The output of the membrane is purified water, free from microorganisms and with reduced Total Dissolved Solids. The UV technology ensures further protection from bacteria, virus and cysts.

Eureka Forbes Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator

6.5 Ltrs High Tank Capacity, Triple Purification with TDS Regulator, LED Indicators, Invasion Free Lid

Aquaguard Superb RO + UV + UF + TDS Regulator water purifier is a Advanced RO, UV technology with UF ensure absolute purity. TDS regulator gives ability to control the final taste of your drinking water. This water purifier Designed to give advance warning for maintenance of the purification system or replacement of cartridges or any errors in product function. Your family is always protected from water borne diseases.

  • Get purified water from the storage tank even during power cuts
  • Invasion free tight sealing tank lid protects purified water from insects and external contamination
  • Invasion Free Lid
  • LED Indicators
  • Silver impregnation in Chemi Block and Taste Enhancer enhances purification efficiency

  • Side by Side comparison

    Alt Model #
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Aquaguard Enhance RO + UV
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 
    Series #
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Aquaguard Enhance
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : Superb
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator
    Highlights
    Installation
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Counter-Top, Wall Mounted
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : Counter-Top, Wall Mounted
    Total Score out of 100
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 73
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Purification Capacity Per Hour
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 15 Ltr/hr
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    MRP (Rs)
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 13999
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : UV+RO
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : UV+RO+UF
    UV+RO: Ultra Violet & Reverse Osmosis
    UV+RO+UF: Ultra Violet, Reverse Osmosis & Ultra Filtration
    Power Consumption
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 35 W
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 40 W
    Storage
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 
    Tank Capacity
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 7 L
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 6.5 L
    Manufactured/Marketed by
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Eureka Forbes Ltd
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Electric
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Electric
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : Electric
    Warranty(Months)
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 12
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 
    Design
    TDS Controller
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 
    Number of Purification Stages
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 5
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Colour
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : White with Black
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : White
    Material of Body
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : ABS Plastic
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : -
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 
    Constantly senses, measures and shows the quality of input and output water.
    Brands Tested
    Rank
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 1
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    General Specification
    UV Lamp Power
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 11 W
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Input Water Pressure (kg/cm2)
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 2
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Input Water Temperature
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 10-40 °C
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 10 - 40 °C
    Other Features
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Unique E-boiling Technology - Automatic Water Level Sensor - Silver Surety Technology - Dual Flow Tap - Electronic Membrane Life Enhancer EMLE
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Applicable TDS Range in Input Water
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 500 - 1500 mg/litre
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 1- 2000 mg/litre
    Max Input water chlorine
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 2ppm (max.)
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Input Water Turbidity
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 15
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Input Water Iron content ( Max)
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 0.3 mg/lit. (max)
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Purification
    Recommended for
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Universal
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : Universal
    Life of UV Lamp
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 5000 burning hours
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Chemi block, EMLE, I-Filter, RO Membrane, Silver Impregnated Post Carbon, Taste Enhancer Cartridge
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    EMLE: Prevents scaling of dissolved salts on the surface of the membrane and hence enhance both membrane life and performance.
    RO Membrane: Unique RO technology membrane removes excess TDS, blocks dissolved impurities and chemical contaminants, while retaining essential minerals in the drinking water. It also helps removing dissolved salts, hardness, pesticides and heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury.
    Pre-Filter Purification
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    TDS Reduction
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 90 % (approx)
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    % Water Recovery
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 25% approx in RO Mode
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Membrane Type
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Thin Film Composite RO
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Weight and Dimensions
    Net Weight
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 8.2 kg
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 6.57 kg
    Width
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 316 mm
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 325 mm
    Depth
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 251 mm
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 260 mm
    Height
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 462 mm
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 475 mm
    Power
    Input Voltage
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 230VAC/ 50-60 Hz
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : 230VAC/ 50-60 Hz
    Booster Pump Voltage
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 24 V
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -

    The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has specified requirements for removal/reduction ofheavy metals in IS:16240. We tested the 10 brands for presence of the following heavy metals:

    Arsenic: As many as six brands – Tata Swach, Zero B, Kent, Aquaguard, Electrolux and Usha – did not meet the requirement (a maximum 0.01 mg/l).

    Copper: None of the brands met the requirement set by Indian Standard (0.05 mg/l).

    Mercuy: All the brands more or less met the specified requirement – minor deviations were observed in Pureit, Aquaguard and Usha.

    Cadmium: Minor deviation was observed in one brand, Pureit. All other brands met the standard requirement.

    Iron: All the brands met the requirements, with the exception of deviation in two brands, Whirlpool and Usha.

    Lead and chromium: All brands met the requirements.

    Score out of 14 (for all toxic metals)
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 12.15
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Physicochemical Parameters
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 5.74
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Total dissolved solids (TDS) refer to the combined content of all inorganic and organic substance contained in a liquid; these are present in a molecular, iodised, or micro-granular suspended form. RO systems are specifically designed to effectively remove TDS to a great extent. Where the TDS level of supply/ground water is high, from 1,000 up to 2,500–3,000, it is recommended that RO systems be installed for drinking-water purpose. A special cellulose membrane cartridge plays a key role in removing TDS from the input water.

    As per Indian Standard, an RO system shall reduce TDS level of feed water to less than or equal to 500 mg/l.

    • Al brands reduced the TDS to below the limit specified (500 mg/l) when the input level was maintained at a fixed level.
    • Tata Swach scored highest on this parameter, followed by Aquaguard.
    • Some brands reduced the TDS level to below 100, which is also not desirable due to their reducing the intake level of essential minerals.

    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 3.92
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    This refers to the amount of dissolved solid particles that are suspended in the water and that cause light rays shining through the water to scatter. Thus, turbidity makes the water cloudy or even opaque in extreme cases.

    The turbidity of drinking water should not be more than 5 NTU and ideally be below 1 NTU. This is a key quality indicator for a water filter/purifier.

    • All the brands were able to remove turbidity to a level that makes it safe and suitable for drinking.
    • Kent, Whirlpool, LG and Tata Swach could remove 100 per cent turbidity and scored highest on this parameter.
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 3.28
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    As per Indian Standard, the minimum recovery of product water shall be equal to or more than 20 per cent. So, waste water should not be more than 80%.
    • Waste water was in the range of 62 per cent–71.4 per cent. This means the recovery of water in all brands was well above the prescribed limit of 20%.

    RO and RO+UV water purifiers produce a lot of waste water during the purification process. Thus, if you pass four litres of water through an RO purifier, it will produce just about one litre of potable water. All the impurities are concentrated in the waste water and hence it is not drinkable.

    Can the Waste Be Used?

    a) First thing: test the TDS in the waste-water stream. If the TDS is below 1,000, you can use the water in your plants.

    b) Alternately, mix some of that water with tap water to mop the house. Make sure you dilute it with tap water because if the TDS is high and you use just the RO waste to mop the floor, you may see some salt deposition after the water dries.

    c) You can use the waste water to clean the sewage pipe at home or kitchen because of its saline nature..

    d) You can use it to flush toilets.

    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 4
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Taste and odour of output water should be acceptable; in other words, there should not be any bad odour or taste.

    All the brands gave output water with agreeable taste and odour.

    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 2.77
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -

    pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. Aqueous solutions at 25 degrees C with a pH less than 7 are considered to be acidic, while those with a pH greater than 7 are considered to be basic (alkaline). When pH level is 7.0, it is defined as neutral at 25 degrees C.

    As per Indian Standard, the pH of drinking water shall be 6.5 to 8.5.

    Four brands – LG, Pureit, Zero B and Tata Swach – showed slight deviation from the pH requirement for drinking water.

    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 2.95
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Water hardness denotes the presence of chloride and sulphates of calcium and magnesium salts in water. It is usually expressed in milligrams per litre of dissolved calcium and magnesium carbonate. Calcium and magnesium enter water mainly through the weathering of rocks. The more calcium and magnesium in water, the harder the water.
  • The lowest percentages of hardness reduction were found in Usha (96.88), Zero B (98.89) and Whirlpool (98.89).
  • All other brands reduced hardness by more than 99 per cent
  • Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 2
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    The presence of residual chlorine in drinking water indicates that a sufficient amount of chlorine added initially to the water to inactivate bacteria and certain viruses that cause diarrhoea, as well as to ensure that the water is protected from recontamination. Residues of chlorine must be absent in the output water of water purifiers. This test was conducted after all other tests.
    • All the brands were able to reduce 100 per cent residual chlorine.

    The presence of bacteria and pathogenic (disease causing) organisms is a concern when considering the safety of drinking water. Pathogenic organisms can cause intestinal infections, dysentery, hepatitis, typhoid fever, cholera and other illnesses. As per the BIS requirement, the RO purifier shall inactivate/kill the selected standard challenging organism E. coli.

    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 99.7
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -

    When E. coli exceeds the permissible level in water, consumers are advised to boil the water they use for cooking and drinking, and even for brushing teeth. As per Indian Standard, the requirement is 99.9999 percentage reduction in E. coli. We observed all tested brands for four consecutive weeks to check percantage reduction in E. coli levels.

  • None of the brands we tested.met the requirements of Indian Standard for E. coli reduction. Hence, none of these RO water filters can be said to be completely safe for drinking.
  • Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 99.5 %
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -

    When E. coli exceeds the permissible level in water, consumers are advised to boil the water they use for cooking and drinking, and even for brushing teeth. As per Indian Standard, the requirement is 99.9999 percentage reduction in E. coli. We observed all tested brands for four consecutive weeks to check percantage reduction in E. coli levels.

  • None of the brands we tested.met the requirements of Indian Standard for E. coli reduction. Hence, none of these RO water filters can be said to be completely safe for drinking.
  • E. coli Score out of 16
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 4.32
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 99.7 cfu/100ml
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -

    A microorganism smaller than bacteria, the MS2 virus cannot grow or reproduce apart from in a living cell. Viruses are the smallest agents of disease, and perhaps the most problematic, because they are as minute as 0.04 u (micron). Viruses cause many common human infections and are also responsible for a bevy of rare diseases. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea.

    Based on the requirement specified by IS: 16240,MS2 virus was spiked in input water and the output sample was tested to check the virus-removal efficiency of purifiers.

    • None of the brands we tested met the requirement of Indian Standard for removal of MS2 virus. Hence, none of these RO water filters can be said to be completely safe for drinking.
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 99.4 cfu/100ml
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -

    A microorganism smaller than bacteria, the MS2 virus cannot grow or reproduce apart from in a living cell. Viruses are the smallest agents of disease, and perhaps the most problematic, because they are as minute as 0.04 u (micron). Viruses cause many common human infections and are also responsible for a bevy of rare diseases. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea.

    Based on the requirement specified by IS: 16240,MS2 virus was spiked in input water and the output sample was tested to check the virus-removal efficiency of purifiers.

    • None of the brands we tested met the requirement of Indian Standard for removal of MS2 virus. Hence, none of these RO water filters can be said to be completely safe for drinking.
    MS2 Virus Score out of 16
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 5.68
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : Able to reduce the pesticide residues
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    • In India, high concentrations of both organochlorine and organophosphorous pesticides have been found in surface and ground water samples. Reverse-osmosis water filters are expected to remove pesticide residues.
    • We tested the 10 brands for pesticide residues. They were all able to reduce the pesticide residues and scored equally well.
    General Qualities
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 3.2
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Water-storage capacity should be as declared by the manufacturer.
    • In five brands – Tata Swach, Electrolux, Usha, Aquaguard and Pureit – the water-storage capacity was found to be less than the declared.
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 5
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    All the brands scored equally well.
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 3
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    It is the quantity of output water released from the system in a particular time period. Production rate should not be less than five litres per hour.
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 3.6
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    Overall, the workmanship and finish ranged from good to very good.
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 3
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    As per BIS requirement, a nameplate shall be fixed on the body of the RO system at a prominent location. The nameplate shall be marked with these details:
    • Name of manufacturer
    • Brand name
    • Production serial number
    • Model name or code
    • Production rate in l/h
    • Percent recovery of product water
    • Maximum operating TDS level
    • Supply voltage, whether single- or three-phase, frequency, volts and wattage

    The product should include these details as well: namely address of manufacturer, manufacturing date, MRP, and warning/precaution note. An instruction manual containing proper method of operation and use of the purifier shall be supplied along with the purifier. The purifier may also be marked with the Standard mark.

    All the brands had provided the required information

    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 2
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    As per the national standard, packing of RO purifier shall be sufficiently robust to give adequate protection from transportation damage. Being made from plastic material, the product has delicate assemblies and housing.
    • All the water purifiers were packed in thick, laminated paperboard carton supported by good-quality thermocol to give protection from damage.
    Aquaguard Enhance RO, UV : 1.5
    Aquaguard Superb RO, UV, UF, TDS Regulator : -
    A user’s manual for proper method of operation and use of the RO system shall be supplied along with the product. It shall also include details on the life and specification of all the filters/ consumables.
    • In the case of Aquaguard, no manual was provided with the unit.


    Guides and Tips

    Reverse osmosis is the key principle behind RO water purifiers. Water from higher TDS (total dissolved solids) level – that is, very hard water – is transferred to the lower TDS level through a filtering membrane. RO technology uses high pressure to push water through an extremely fine filter or membrane. The holes in this membrane are as small as .0001 microns. They remove dissolved salts along with pollutants and other physical contaminants including virus, and harmful metals, minerals, bacteria and microorganisms. Most of the RO purifiers also comprise of TDS controllers (to adjust the TDS level). The filter is kept clean by flushing the separated contaminants so they drain away.

    In the quest to live healthier lives, many people have turned to water filters. Some water filters fit into pitchers to provide clean drinking water. Some filters attach to faucets and filter water as it flows out of the tap, and still others filter water as it enters a house so that all of the water in the home is filtered.


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