How Do Water Filtration Systems Work?
There are several different types of water filtration systems on the market today, and while each of these systems has a common end goal — to remove harmful or unwanted impurities from tap water — they accomplish this in different ways. Most household water filtration systems use a two-pronged approach to purifying water, which includes physical filtration and chemical filtration. First, the tap water is strained through a physical filter that removes any larger impurities. This physical filter is typically a piece of metal mesh, similar to a fine sieve, or a gauze-like membrane. The next step, the chemical filtration, entails passing the water through a material such as activated charcoal granules. As the charcoal is porous, it sequesters the finer chemical impurities that passed through the physical filter and traps them through a process called adsorption.
Other, less common water filtration systems include distilling impure tap water. In this process, the water is boiled, and since water typically boils at a lower temperature than the contaminants, the resulting steam will be free from impurities. This purified steam is then trapped and condensed in a separate container. While water filtration systems are incredibly effective at purifying drinking water, they won’t soften “hard water.” To address hard water issues, it is best to have a water softening system installed.
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