Water Purifiers and Water Distillation
Pure water consists only of hydrogen and oxygen, but it is highly unlikely to get the same purity level from any water source available for us to use. Unless you are in a strictly controlled environment, chances are you drink water that has other substances. There are, however, several methods to purify water outside of a laboratory or medical facility. Gravity water purifiers and water distillers are two of the most effective methods.
Most of us drink tap water and bottled water; regardless of how clean they may look, chances are those waters are contaminated by microorganisms, disinfectants, disinfection byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and other things. All those contaminants are probably introduced either in the water supply or plumbing. Even bottled water is not always as clean as it seems because plastic containers can introduce contaminants as well. Water purification or filtration systems are the best things you can get to detoxify water or remove impurities. There are different methods of water purifiers; some of the most common are as follows:
- Gravity-fed filtration: without the need for electricity, water simply flows from the top to the bottom through the filter resulting in drinkable water.
- Distillation: the system works by heating up the water until it turns into steam. Distillation systems collect the resulting water when the steam condenses.
- Reverse Osmosis: water is forced to go through fine membranes that capture impurities.
- Ultraviolet: harnesses the power of ultraviolet light to kill bacteria in the water.