Monday, November 28, 2011

Home Water Purification Systems

By Adriana Noton

All living beings rely on healthy drinking water to survive, including human beings. For people, we rely on water not only to drink, but also to bathe, wash clothing and dishes, brush our teeth, and to cook our foods. For this reason, it is vital that we use clean and uncontaminated drinking water. If not, we become susceptible to illness and disease. Unfortunately, most of our water sources are contaminated resulting in the need for water treatment centers. These treatment plants use a whole host of chemicals to cleanse the water of impurities. However, more research is now showing that chemicals in treated water puts us at risk of accumulating toxins in our body that can make us sick, and even put us at risk of such diseases as cancer. Because more people are becoming aware of these chemical and other contaminants in the water, they are choosing to acquire home water purification systems.

When choosing a home water purification system, you have two main options. One option is to use a point-of-use home water filter on each tap. You can get these drinking water purifiers that have carbon filters which are effective at removing chlorine, various types of sediments, organic poisons such as pesticides and herbicides. If you want to remove heavy metals such as mercury or lead, you will need a carbon-based home water filter has a resin ion exchange unit.

In most basic water purifiers, there is an activated charcoal water filter or ceramic water filter. With these filters, the water is forced through activated carbon. The filter grabs the impurities in the water and the cleansed water flows through. The water is healthy, better tasting, clear, and cleaner. You can even get filters for the shower. These purification systems are quite affordable.

Ultraviolet home water purifiers are another water purifier. These purifiers do not use a physical filter but instead concentrated ultraviolet light is radiated through the water system. The light kills bacteria and other micro-organisms. It keeps all biological contaminants out the water you drink. These purifiers are normally part of a more extensive purification system. For instance, they are used by hospitals.

One technologically advanced water purification system is the reverse osmosis water purifier. This system uses passive osmotic filtration to permit cleansed water to pass through a filter. All of the remaining chemicals are left on the other side. It is effective at removing sediments, most biological contaminants, and chemical contaminants such as chlorine. The most effective water purification is one that has an ultraviolet purifier, an activated carbon filter, and a reverse osmosis filter which stores the clean water in a collection tank.

Another water purification system people will buy is the water filter pitcher. When buying these water filer pitchers, make sure you read the label to find out what these filter actually removes from the water. Check the water filter pitcher and replacement water filter cartridges to see if they remove lead. Before you purchase a water purification system, it is a good idea to have your water tested to see what impurities are found so you can get the right water purification systems. Today, it has become very important to make sure our water is safe and healthy to drink. Using a home water purification system is important to ensuring our water is safe for our loved ones.

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