Content tagged "drinking water treatment"

Selecting a Home Water Treatment System

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: February 11, 2011

When shopping for in-home water treatment systems you will likely find systems categorized as point-of-entry (POE) or point-of-use (POU) treatment systems....

Questions to Ask Before You Buy A Water Treatment System

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: January 04, 2011

The first step in choosing a water treatment device is to have your water tested. Tests should be done at an independent, state certified lab.If the water...

Drinking Water Treatment - Ultraviolet Radiation

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: January 04, 2011

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Efficient at inactivating vegetative and sporous forms of bacteria, Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium cysts, and other pathogenic...

Drinking Water Treatment - Oxidizing Filters

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: January 04, 2011

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Oxidizing filters oxidize and filter iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide in one unit. An oxidizing filter is an in-line,...

Drinking Water Treatment - pH Adjustment

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: January 03, 2011

pH is an indicator of the acid or alkaline condition of water. The pH scale ranges from 0-14; 7 indicates the neutral point. The normal pH range of drinking...

Drinking Water Treatment - Chlorination

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 17, 2010

Chlorination may be effective in removing pathogens, including certain viruses and bacteria, from your well water system.

Drinking Water Treatment - Activated Carbon Filter

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 08, 2010

Need an activated carbon filter treatment system for purifying your private well water? Things to consider before buying...

Home Water Treatment Devices

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

The table below outlines information on specific home water treatment approaches. Keep in mind that some water treatment can be for aesthetic as well as...

Drinking Water Treatment - Reverse Osmosis

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Inorganic contaminants such as: dissolved salts of sodium, dissolved (ferrous) iron, nitrate, lead, fluoride, sulfate, potassium,...

Drinking Water Treatment - Potassium Permanganate

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Dissolved iron and manganese, and hydrogen sulfide.Potassium permanganate is a point-of-entry treatment method that oxidizes dissolved...

Drinking Water Treatment - Ozone

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms including bacteria and viruses, phenols, some color, taste and odor problems, iron and manganese,...

Drinking Water Treatment - Filtration

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Small particles and suspended solids such as ferric iron, clay, silt and sand, and some pathogens such as bacteria and viruses, and...

Drinking Water Treatment - Distillation

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Some heavy metals, dissolved solids, some bacteria and viruses, inorganic materials such as nitrate, sodium, fluoride, and sulfate,...

Drinking Water Treatment - Cation Exchange Units

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Positively charged ions such as iron, magnesium, calcium or manganese.NOT EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Negatively charged ions, such as nitrates,...

Drinking Water Treatment - Anion Exchange Units

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Negatively charge ions, such as nitrates, bicarbonate, sulfate, selenium, and some compounds of arsenic.NOT EFFECTIVE AGAINST:...

Drinking Water Treatment - Aeration

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Aeration water treatment is effective for management of dissolved gases such as radon, carbon dioxide, some taste and odor problems such...

Drinking Water Treatment - Activated Alumina

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: December 06, 2010

EFFECTIVE AGAINST: Fluoride, arsenic, selenium, and chromium. Activated alumina can be used as a point-of-entry or point-of-use water treatment device....

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