Are These Methods of Purifying Water Really Effective?

There are many different ways to making water safe to drink. Read on to understand each process and know which one gives you the purest drinking water.

 

Boiling

This basic purification process kills microorganism contaminants by vaporization or pushing viruses and bacteria past their heat range. While drinking boiled water is safe, the downside of this method is it doesn’t completely eliminate chemicals, metals, minerals, and other solid toxins present in water.

 

Filtration

Another simple method of purifying water is through filtration. The advantage here is that you can use materials that are easily available like cloth, pebbles, and charcoal. By letting water pass through a filter, particles, dirt, and some chemicals get trapped in between the filters. However, microorganisms like viruses and bacteria will not be filtered out during this process.

 

Chlorination

Treating water with chlorine is just one of the many chemical purification processes most commonly used. As a disinfectant, chlorine effectively eliminates harmful microorganisms, making water safe to drink. But don’t go and start making your own chlorine-treated water. There’s a certain level of chlorine in water for it to be safe to drink, which water companies strictly follow.

 

Ozone Oxidation

Composed of highly charged oxygen molecules, ozone is a pale blue gas that’s a great bactericide or disinfectant. In this process, ozone decomposes into water and oxygen, killing all hazards and toxins that come in contact with it. Because this process is so advanced, it also requires high-end equipment and expensive operational cost.

 

Multi-Purification Process

In this process, several methods can be combined, like how Pureit purifies water using a five-stage purification process, where water passes through a sediment filter first to remove visible dirt then goes through the Germkill processor that kills 99.9999% of germs such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Afterwards, water passes a microfiber mesh that removes metallic impurities such as rust, lead, and iron. Through the carbon polisher, odor and taste-causing compounds like chlorine are removed. Finally, every drop of water passes through a microcharged membrane made of very fine fibers that act as a double layer of protection, ensuring no other impurities get left behind. You get clear, odorless, and natural-tasting water.

 

To guarantee your family only drinks the cleanest water, get an at-home water purifier like Pureit. It’s cost-effective, convenient, and easy to use—an excellent safeguard for families that invest in health.