You may be wondering why you would need a water purification system, especially if you are living in a nation where you have clean and accessible water. However, what many people do not know is that much of the water that they may get from your tap water, and even their bottled water is that there are many continents that can be found in tap water.
Worse there are many chemicals that can be found in bottled water, hence the reason for so many people using, now, BHA water bottles to combat drinking contaminated water.
With that said, water, although accessible in the western world is still water that is highly dangerous to drink in large quantities. And in this article, we will be going over the top four water treatment applications.
1. Reverse Osmosis
Reverse Osmosis is a process that focuses on the reduction of dissolved ions, such as salts for example, from water in which pressure is employed to force water through a semi-permeable membrane. During this process, the application will transmit the water, but it will also reject most other dissolved materials; such as the salt as we had mentioned earlier.
When pushed against the membrane surface, the dissolved substances are repelled, while the water molecules are diffused through the membrane molecule by particle, forming purer water on the other side.
This application may seem a bit uncanny, but sunlight has long been known to kill micro-organisms. The UV rays that come from the sun contains the UV spectrum used in Ultraviolet Water Treatment Systems – but at a much lower intensity.
This application is also known as the Germicidal Spectrum or Frequency. The frequency used in killing micro-organisms is 254 nanometers (nm). The UV lamps used are explicitly designed to have the highest amount of UV energy at this frequency.
This is a water purification process in which water passes through a water system which may include one or several filters to remove turbidity, taste, color, iron or odor.
The designs of the filters can be free media tank-type systems, or they can be cartridge devices. The water treatment process may include mechanical, adsorptive, neutralizing as well as catalyst/oxidizing filters.
This is a process in which water is converted by heating it into a vapor state. Once it is in its vapor state, it is then cooled and condensed to a liquid state and then collected.
This step is the process of removing the liquid from its constituents or contaminants which is found in a vast amount of the water; as compared to other processes where contaminants are removed from the water.
Distilled water is the water that has been purified by passing through one or more evaporation-condensation cycles and contains virtually no dissolved solids. Distillation requires much energy to produce a small amount of filtered water, and we do not carry distillation systems.