5 Incredible Innovative Water Treatment TechniquesDecember 30, 2018
Water is truly the most precious commodity on the planet. It might sound odd to say that, considering how valued oil is, but water is far more valuable than oil. Unfortunately, many people around the world struggle to find clean, fresh, safe water. With the many water purification systems available it is a shame that that’s true but in this article, we will be looking at five great water treatment/purification techniques that can make water safer for anyone to drink.
1. WATER SOFTENERS
Hard water that contains magnesium and calcium is extremely annoying. The build up of minerals in and on your fixtures is not fun for anyone and while hard water is not necessarily a health risk, neither is it a health benefit. Thankfully, water softeners will work to change that by using high amounts of sodium to replace the harmful calcium and magnesium. Just make sure not to care for plants with softened water – the heightened amounts of salt in that water could kill them.
2. CARBON FILTERS
Carbon is an excellent material for eliminating impurities in your water supply and it is used in many water purification systems. There are several ways that carbon bonding (the process by which the carbon bonds to water in a chemic way) can filter your water. It can either remove the chlorine (a substance which often makes water taste unpleasant) or, going a step farther, take out incredibly dangerous materials like lead and mercury.
Carbon filters cannot remove unnatural poisons from water but they are still effective at what they do. Carbon is frequently sold either as blocks or granules to interested customers. A good resource for more information is the Global Hydration website.
The distillation of water is an exceptionally effective way of removing local impurities from your drinking water. When water is distilled, it vaporizes into the air and, later, returns to its liquid form. The re-liquified water will then be mainly free of certain chemicals, minerals, and most of the bacterias that live in all water.
4. REVERSION OF THE OSMOSIS PROCESS
In the practice of reverse osmosis, water is forced through a membrane that is only somewhat penetrable. This allows fresh, clean water to flow through while removing harmful contaminants and microbes that are larger than the membrane. The process of reverse osmosis takes out many more impurities than carbon does so if you are looking for the purest possible water, a reverse osmosis water purification system is probably the way to go.
Be aware, however, that the process of reverse osmosis will leave you with much less water than you started with so it is best to keep the purification set-up in a place that has constant access to running water (a kitchen with a working faucet is a good example).
5. OZONE FILTERS
Ozone filters are not able to remove harmful chemicals from your drinking water, but they are extremely effective in killing many microorganisms that live in your water supply. This will take care of much of the harmful bacteria that would otherwise stay in the water you drink, so ozone filters are an excellent water purification option.