Jun 19 2018

4 Main Water Treatment Systems For Your Home

Having clean and safe water is important for all your family water needs. However, with the increasing demand for water and the continuous degradation of water catchment areas, getting clean water isn’t always a guarantee. That’s why it’s essential to consider water purification systems to ensure your household water is fit for consumption.

There are a variety of water treatment systems for household application, and understanding the difference between then can help you choose the right depending on water needs.

1.Filtration systems
There are two types of the filtration process, which are sediment and carbon filtration. Sediment filtration is a simple process that only aims to improve the appearance of water by allowing suspended particles to be filtered out. Carbon filtration, on the other hand, improves both the clarity, taste, and odor of drinking water. This compound absorbs excess chlorine and chloramines from the public water supply.

However, keep in mind that carbon won’t eliminate every dissolved mineral salt from water. As such, you’ll need to speak to a water treatment expert for further options.

2.Water softening systems
It’s estimated that up to 85% of American households are affected by hard water. Common signs that you are consuming hard water include gritty dishes, dull scratchy clothing, latherless soap and mineral build up around water fixtures.

Water softening systems removes ions and mineral salts that cause hardness in your water. And this can either be done using detergents, chemicals or other softening compounds such as sodium.

3.Reverse Osmosis system (R0)
Just like a water softener, reverse osmosis system improves the quality of your drinking water by removing ions. RO systems feature three vital component that facilitates the water treatment process. These components are sediment filter, carbon filter, and a semi-permeable membrane.

The system works by forcing water through the semi-permeable membrane that traps dissolved minerals. RO is a common purification system used by many bottled water companies to produce clean, clear and odorless drinking water.

4.Distillation
A successful industrial water treatment process that separates clean, safe water from impurities through the evaporation process. However, distillation process is relatively costly as its associated with high energy bills.

Lastly, if you are cautious of your water supply, a chemical feed pump can help reduce harmful water pollutants such as E Coli, human and animal waste, radioactive materials, pesticides an thermal pollution. This system can solve a number of purification concerns.

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