Often it is easy to think that pure water is healthy, but it is not. This is because pure water lacks substances that are beneficial to the human body. This substance is usually called a mineral. Minerals are obtained from meals and nutritional supplements, but sometimes it is more effective to drink minerals in water. Even if you skip meals, you can maintain your health by drinking only water. Drinking mineral water that is good for your body is not as simple as you might think. First of all, it is necessary to develop a technique to keep only minerals that are beneficial to the human body in the state of being mixed with harmful substances in water, and to maintain the condition until afterwards.
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◇ Clean mineral water obtained with a direct water purifier
Modern people can drink purified mineral water through advanced filter technology. However, not all water purifiers are equipped with such filters. The filter used in the water purifier is largely divided into a hollow fiber membrane (UF) and a reverse osmosis (RO) method, among which a water purifier equipped with a UF filter can obtain mineral water. LG Purity Care's direct water purifier is also one of the products that use the UF filter.
The RO filter is purified by applying pressure again to the filtered water by osmosis and moving only pure water in the opposite direction with low concentration. This method had the disadvantage of filtering out all the minerals that are good for the body along with impurities in the purification process. UF water purifier uses special fiber with hollow fiber as a filter. Unlike RO water purifiers, it is a structure that passes only the filter without wasting water. It filters out harmful substances and leaves minerals that are beneficial to the human body.
According to LG Electronics, a three-stage filter system is applied to the Puriecare water purifier. Chlorine removal is the first of these to be carried out by a pre-carbon block filter through which water passes, and 7 harmful heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, iron, and aluminum are also removed. After that, it goes through the UF filter to remove various bacteria and microparticles except minerals, and finally removes odor-causing substances such as green algae and odor through the post-carbon block filter to improve the water taste. This is also part of the general UF water purifier shortcomings.
◇ Direct water purifier that adds energy efficiency to sanitation
Direct water purifiers are becoming popular as their effectiveness is known. There is a difference. LG Electronics saw the difference in terms of hygiene and energy efficiency, and strengthened the discrimination with its own production inverter compressor technology along with a care solution service in the Puricare water purifier. Unlike RO filters, it is well known that UF filters do not waste water. LG Furycare water purifier is not only saving water. The water purifier operates 24 hours a day, but the annual electricity bill is only 17,000 won. This is a first-class product that meets the 'Efficient Home Appliance' standard set by the Korea Energy Agency.
This is due to the high efficiency arising from LG Electronics' 10-year warranty 'Inverter Compressor'. This core part shows the performance optimized for instant cooling or heating of LG Furycare water purifier. Cold water cools the outside of the stainless steel tube through which water passes, naturally lowering the temperature, and hot water is made by instantaneous heating with IH technology that converts high-frequency electromagnetic fields into heat. It is the same principle as the induction electric range, but it can be finely adjusted at three temperatures: △ 85 degrees, △ 75 degrees, and △ 40 degrees. It is suitable for drinking coffee, tea, and powdered milk, respectively.
◇ Comprehensive hygiene management service to maintain 'clean'
Care Solution is a premium management service that LG Electronics began applying to its home appliances from November 2018. The expert visits and manages the product, and Furicare Water Purifier provides the industry's first free replacement of water pipes every year and provides sterilization care every three months. This is because a direct water purifier without a water storage tank has a relatively low probability of contamination, but due to the characteristics of a water purifier, periodic visit management and replacement of a water pipe every year are desirable. It also provides an 'inside cleaning service', where experts check the internal insulation to thoroughly check for moisture or condensation.
Experts bring a 'sterilization kit' with each visit, which utilizes high-temperature sterilization and high-pressure cleaning of the water purifier in use. This equipment sterilizes the inside of a 99.9% direct water pipe with high temperature water at 71 to 75 degrees, and is specialized in cleaning the wall of a direct water pipe cleanly by instantaneous water pressure change. It is the result of the experiment of the Living Environment Research Institute (May 2017) and may vary depending on the actual use environment.The 99.9% of the sterilizing power of floating bacteria is based on the results of the Korea Fusion Research Institute experiment (2017. 6.) according to the method presented by LG Electronics. Depends on.)
◇ 'Detail' with enhanced customer convenience
The design applied to the product also helps user hygiene and convenience. Puricare's up, down, left, and right water purifiers released in September last year are UV LEDs that automatically work every hour, as in the past, sterilizing 99.9% of the coke, compact size of 170 × 399 × 380mm, water taps and drip trays rotating 90 degrees to the left and right. Is a factor that makes it easy to install the product everywhere. (The 99.9% of the coke sterilization power is the result of the test conducted by the Korea Institute for Construction and Environment Testing according to the method presented by LG Electronics (March 2019) and may vary depending on the actual use environment)
In particular, in the new product, the water tap can be moved up and down, but the sensor under the water tap detects the height of the object and adjusts the length up to 10 cm, rather than the user directly moving it. You don't have to bring a cup or container near the outlet.
With the addition of details, LG Electronics' water purifiers achieved excellent results in consumer satisfaction surveys conducted by various institutions every year. LG Water Purifier ranked first in all evaluation items such as overall satisfaction, service quality, products, and satisfaction in terms of satisfaction with rental services announced by the Korea Consumer Agency last year. In addition, LG Furycare water purifiers ranked first in the water purifier category in 2019 NCSI National Customer Satisfaction Index, and in the 'Best Brand for My Child' (BBKI), which was selected by consumers. An industry official said, “LG water purifiers can be used as new every time by replacing the direct water pipe every year, and the market reaction is hot with the taps moving up and down, left and right maximized for ease of use.”
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Professor Kyu-Jae Lee of the Department of Environmental Biology, Wonju Medical School, Yonsei University, who leads the clinical study of functional water, is one of the water experts who emphasize that mineral water is more beneficial to health than RO purified water. We asked about the importance of mineral water and how the UF filter direct water purifier can help your health. Next is the answer.
-How much mineral water can help improve immunity of the human body?
▲ Human immunity imbalance comes from the abnormal state of our body. Mineral water is a great help in maintaining a stable human body. Water supplies moisture and minerals. Moisture is a basic substance that maintains the life and homeostasis of the human body, and minerals are minerals or minerals that are essential for maintaining health, especially immunity, enough to enter the five nutrients of the human body.
Minerals are consumed by the body through a balanced diet, and drinking water is also a major means of replenishing minerals. Drinking mineral water steadily also helps to compensate for the lack of minerals and balance the unbalanced minerals. It is especially good to drink water with high mineral concentrations when sweating or exercising.
-If you compare the open water tank type water purifier and the direct water pipe type water purifier.
▲ The first tap water was supplied with clear water through a pipe or waterway. Since this method was not prevented from diarrhea, the chlorine sterilization method of diluting chlorine in water purification plants began in 1908 and is still in use. Bacteria are present in the air even if they are not water. The bacteria introduced into the purified water from which chlorine has been removed may increase over time and become a problem when drinking. On the other hand, a direct water pipe type water purifier without a reservoir is an environment that is unfavorable for the influx and growth of bacteria. Naturally, it can be said to be hygienic by reducing the chances of bacterial infection and cultivation.
-If you evaluate the LG Furycare water purifier.
▲ Trust and transparency that you can drink safely. Many water purifiers are in circulation, but there is a case in which air or water is contaminated after water purification. Although it is not easy to solve this problem, it is special that LG Purity Water Purifier actively copes with this and provides satisfactory management to customers.
Reasons to choose LG Purity Care top, bottom, left, and right water purifiers 'Total Care 1, 2, 3, 4'
1. Free replacement of direct water pipe every year
2. 2 steps (automatic, manual) coke self sterilization care
* 99.9% of the sterilizing power of coke is the result of the Korea Construction & Living Environment Research Institute test (2019. 3) according to the method presented by LG Electronics and may vary depending on the actual use environment.
3. Care solution manager visits every 3 months
4. Convenient exit tap by moving up, down, left and right in 4 directions