Water Purification

Water Purification Methods

WikiHow: Boiling: It is recommended that one reaches a rolling boil for at least one minute.

Water Distillation catches the condensation produced from boiling water, removing minerals and contaminants in the process.

Wikipedia: Reverse Osmosis Filtration System forces water molecules through a semi-permeable membrane, leaving organic contaminants, toxins, bacteria, salts, etc. behind.

Distillation of Water

Wikipedia: Carbon filtering uses Activated Charcoal Water Filter used to remove chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), viruses, bacteria, and taste and odor from water.

Wikipedia: Ultraviolet Light Filters kill mold, bacterial and viral contaminants, including giardia and cryptosporidium, by passing water through an ultraviolet light source.

Wikipedia: Microfiltration 

Wikipedia: Ultrafiltration

Wikipedia: Capacitive deionization

Wikipedia: Electrodeionization

Wikipedia: Oxidation

Purification tablets or drops

Pump Purifiers and Gravity Fed Purifiers

Wikipedia: Sand Separator

Wikipedia: Tata Swach – uses filters made from rice husk ash impregnated with nano-silver particles to purify water

Wikipedia: Solar Water Disinfection

Wikipedia: Point of Use Filters

Wikipedia: Individual Water Bottle Filters

The Life Straw lets you drink directly out of unclean water.

Wikipedia: Ceramic Water Filters are among the stages used in these systems that address contaminants in various stages through a Multiple-Level Filtration System.

Water Filters

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