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Learn the Different Types of Water Purification

Having clean water is a very valuable commodity that many people across the world don’t have. Here in Utah, however, we are blessed to be able to take advantage of modern water purification technology that allows us to drink clean water and avoid waterborne diseases that are common in underdeveloped countries. To help keep you and your family healthy, it’s important to make sure you have a water purifier installed in your home. To help you make the right decision about which water purifier is best for your house, keep reading to learn more about the different types of water purification processes.

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Three Different Types of Water Purification Processes

1. Distillation

During this process, a heat source is used to vaporize the water. This helps separate the water from contaminants and harmful elements like lead that can come from various water sources. Once water has heated and has been separated, the vapor moves through a condenser where it cools down and turns back into water. The water will sometimes be taken through this process to help remove as many impurities as possible.

2. Solar Stills

In an age where renewable energy is the trend, solar stills are becoming more popular. It basically replaces the heat source used to power the distillation process described above with the sun and mimics the way that nature creates rain. Although some environment-friendly homes have incorporated this technology, solar stills are largely used to help communities in developing countries access clean water and are often used by hobby survivalists.

3. Reverse Osmosis

Although both the processes of distillation and solar stills above use a similar evaporation process, reverse osmosis differs in that it is about pressure. Water pressure is used to push tap water through a semipermeable membrane. This process helps remove dissolved inorganic solids like salt, lead, chlorine, fluoride, and pesticides—which can get into your drinking water either straight from the ground water (that can easily be contaminated) or your city’s own purification process.

Need a Water Purifier?

At Shamrock Plumbing, we honestly care about each of our customers and want to make sure that you are drinking healthy, clean water. If you find yourself in need of a water purification system, please give us a call at 801-505-9505. We even have salt-free water conditioning systems!

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