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Different Types of Water Purification Systems

There are so many different types of water filtration systems in the market ranging in complexity. You have to consider your requirements and the type of water you need when considering which system is best for your home

There is active carbon technology used to absorb large particles of impurities in the water. You can remove free chlorines and chloramines from water using these filters along with some organic impurities. This is used as a pre-treatment filter in many systems. And you can ensure that low TOC levels are maintained. Active charcoal is obtained by roasting coconut shells or charcoal at high temperatures ranging above 800 degrees Celsius. There are different types of activated carbon filtration systems. There are carbon block and granular activated carbon filtration systems. Activated carbon block systems can remove the taste and odour of choline from the water and it can also reduce many other contaminants such as lead, microscopic cysts and volatile organic compounds. The carbon block is made of fine carbon powder. Impurities that are larger than the size of pores will be absorbed when water travels through the activated carbon block. However, this will not remove viruses or excess dissolved minerals. Granular active carbon has loose carbon granules and these are larger than the carbon block powder. While it has a high filtration rate, the ability to trap contaminants is weaker.

Ultraviolet radiation has a shorter wavelength compared to visible light. This technology is used in water filtration mainly to prevent the growth of microorganisms. This is because UV radiation can damage bacterial DNA and RNA. UV technology can remove organic particles in the water as well. You will need to have an additional filtration system with the UV filter to ensure that chemicals and other contaminants are removed as well.  Submicron filtration focuses on trapping impurities that are .22 microns maximum in size. This can remove bacteria and large organic molecules from the water. You can get the assistance of water filtration installation Sydney company to get an idea of which system is best for your home and your lifestyle.

You can remove much of the impurities in tap water using reverse osmosis technology. This uses reverse osmosis membranes that prevent impurities larger than a certain size from crossing the membrane. There is also a specific pressure to be maintained to contain the back pressure. You can prevent drinking water from being contaminated due to organic contents with this type of filtration system. It can also remove viruses and microorganisms to an extent. The impurities that collect on the surface of the membrane are flushed away so that the membrane remains clean. The filtered water is then stored inside a tank. The reverse osmosis membrane can last a long time as it gets washed continuously. With this type of filtration you can have a low total dissolved solids value for the water. However, this process doesn’t remove chlorine and it is not effective against organic chemicals, volatile organic compounds and certain pesticides. A large quantity of wastewater is also produced from this process.

Carma Gatson
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