Xiaomi has launched the Mi Water Purifier with the aim of reducing “plastic footprint starting from home.” The water purifier has been developed in conjunction with China’s Yunmi Technology. It essentially uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) to purify water, which is the same process used for bottled pure water filtration, desalinization, and medical water.
The portable purifier features four filters — a cotton filter, two activated coconut carbon filter, and a RO membrane. In terms of the process, the first filter cleans sediment, rust, and other such purities from the water, the carbon filters reduces discoloration and odor, and also improves the taste, while the RO membrane filters heavy metals, bacteria and other organic matter from water.
Much like Xiaomi’s IoT devices, the Mi Water Purifier can be controlled by your smartphone and is quite portable with dimensions of 205x260x410mm. In other words, it has a smaller footprint than an A4 paper. Despite the compact size, the water purifier churns out around 400 gallons of water in a day, and is around eight times faster than a standard water purifier.