Water Purification Process

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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The water purification process can be pre-arranged (bottled water) or can take place in your home or workplace via various water purification systems. With bottled water, you don't have to worry about the process; you just have to make sure the end result meets good drinking water standards. With home/office systems, the main concerns are getting an efficient system that will take out as much of the impurities as possible, and maintaining the freshness of the filters.

If you don't use bottled water, but want a cleansed water supply, look into reverse osmosis systems that do wonders with tap water. Their effectiveness varies with the size and type of filter(s) used, but generally, these systems can be counted on to provide good-tasting, good-smelling drinking water. This in itself would be a major improvement in some areas of the United States where the water smells and tastes bad.

Reverse Osmosis and the Water Purification Process

There is a reverse osmosis, hot and cold cooler available that is connected to the municipal water supply. These are the bottle-less water coolers that use sediment, carbon, and sterilization filters to remove impurities. The norm, however, is the water purification process in which close to 100% of impurities are eliminated from tap water.

Reverse osmosis is a highly effective water purification process that forces tap water through a semipermeable membrane. Solids--sand, dirt--and other pollutants such as lead and chlorine cannot pass through the membrane. The best systems even eradicate bacteria, which are extraordinarily tiny.

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