What is the best way to purify water for personal consumption?
There are many methods of treating water to make to it consumable. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Some methods remove some pathogens, others remove others. One method beats them all for supplying you and your family with an inexpensive, limitless supply of clean, clear, odor-free drinking water – the EauVital 7-stage, double-reverse osmosis system.
The steam from boiling water is condensed and bottled. The boiling does not kill all the bacteria and germs, but this process does eliminate the natural occurring healthy minerals in the water. Distilled water usually is safe to drink, but the taste is bland and it has reduced dietary value because of the missing minerals. As water evaporates, the concentration of contaminants such as THMs and lead in the remaining water increase.
Deionization or Demineralization
This method uses ion exchange resins which bind to minerals and eliminate them by subsequent filtering. The result of this artificial process is safe water, but it does eliminate the naturally occurring minerals in water, which leaves a bland taste and reduced dietary value.
Water is filtered through tiny holes in a membrane to get rid of contaminants and microbes. Anything dissolved in the water that is smaller than the size of the hole in the membrane is not removed.
By adding manufactured ozone gas, water is disinfected and most bacteria are killed. However, this process has been associated with the formation of bromate in water and therefore presents a health risk. Ozonation is used most often in pools and spas, where water is expected to stand and be heated and cooled repeatedly, and where taste is not an issue.
7-Stage Including Double – Reverse Osmosis by EauVital
During this proprietary, exclusive process brought to you only by EauVital, water passes through a series of microscopic filters at high pressure. First, the minerals are isolated at the molecular level to obtain demineralized water. Under pressure, the demineralized water is pushed through a series of membranes which filter out germs and chemicals. Then nine other stages are introduced: (1) sediment filter (2) pre-carbon filter (3) activated carbon filter (4) membrane filtration (5) post-carbon filter (6) bamboo-activated carbon filter (7) re-mineralization which returns the good minerals and gives a delicious taste to the water.
Chlorine, meant to act as a disinfectant is added to many municipal water sources and also some bottled water.
Chlorine kills pathogens efficiently, but the by-products of the process called trihalomethanes (THMs) have raised some health concerns. Also, chlorine has a distinctive taste of its own and therefore, affects the taste of food and drinks prepared with it and interacts with hair-coloring products in the shower. Many hair dressers recommend filtered water to extend the life of color treated hair.