The technologies available for drinking water filtration vary greatly. A professional consultation will ensure you are getting the right product to address your water problem and concerns.
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There any many different technologies available. Your standard "pitcher" or "faucet" filter may be adequate for CTO (Chlorine, Taste and Odor), but will not address potential contaminants such as Nitrates, Arsenic, Fluoride, Bacteria, Sodium, Etc.
Because of the vast difference in technology and the way the technologies work, you are encouraged to discuss your drinking water needs with a water treatment professional. Below is a summary of the most common types of technology available.
When bacteria or virus is a problem such as E.coli, coliforms, cryptosporidium or giardia, UV Light can be used to kill organisms without altering the water's chemistry or taste. UV Technology is a great chemical free solution to disinfection needs.
Reverse Osmosis is an extremely popular technology for the ability to remove a vast amount of impurities with a single system. Hard to remove contaminants such as arsenic, fluoride and nitrates can all be removed affordably with reverse osmosis.
Most Drinking Water Systems are based on or will incorporate a form of carbon filtration. Carbon can be very effective at removing unwanted impurities from water such as chlorine, chloramine, disinfectant byproducts, taste, odor and color. Advanced carbon filtration systems can remove VOCs, PCBs, Lead and some Heavy Metals. The general idea of carbon filtration is that it will not remove dissolved minerals in the water, but can be effective at trapping or adsorbing small particles and chemicals.
Distilling water is one of the oldest forms of water purification that exists. In fact, it's how rain forms. Water is heated into a vapor form in which the condensate is collected, leaving the impurities in the water behind. The popularity of distillation has died down with the convenience and affordability of Reverse Osmosis.