Water filtration systems have become big business. In fact the market in Australia alone is estimated to be worth $110 billion by 2025!
But, once you’ve decided that it’s worth investing in a home water filter system you need to be certain that it is as effective as you think it will be.
The first thing you need to do is select a supplier that has a good reputation, you want a filter that is going to give you clean & clear water. It is a good idea to check the reputation of any manufacturer and supplier on social media sites. You’ll be able to assess whether the supplier is interested in providing quality products and whether they look after their customers.
How Effective The Home Water Purification Systems Are
There is actually an array of different types of water filter; depending on what you are trying to remove or change in your water. The most common in household systems is carbon but you can also get ceramic, sand and even a system that uses ultra violet light.
Not every filter is effective at removing all the contaminants in water but all of the above methods are effective at removing fluoride and chlorine.
These have shown to be very effective at removing chlorine, fluorine, sediment and volatile organic compounds. They can also remove the taste and even any odor; leaving you with clear and clean water.
But they cannot remove minerals, salts or inorganic substances which are already dissolved in your water.
This can be an effective substance for removing bacteria, viruses and protozoa. But its effectiveness will depend on the quality of the ceramic filter used. This is why it is important to choose the right supplier / manufacturer.
Sand is one of the substances you are recommended to use if you’re trying to survive in the wild. It is very effective at removing even the smallest of particles. However, while it can remove an array of debris it is not effective at removing bacteria or even chemicals.
This is why it is recommended that you also boil the water if you ever need to use a sand filter.
UV rays come from the sun and can be dangerous to most types of live; including humans. This is because the rays are so powerful that they will destroy almost all known bacteria. Ultra violet can penetrate water and enter the core of any pathogen in the water. It will then mutate the cells, destroying the pathogen.
This is the most effective way of removing bacteria from your water.
The Bottom Line
If you’re trying to decide which type of water filtration system you need to get then it’s important to consider what it is you wish to remove from the water.
Carbon is popular for removing debris and chemicals. Couple this with an ultra violet filter to ensure the most protection.
Of course, the more filters you use the more expensive it will be.
The question is not really whether a filter is effective, it’s whether it does what you want it to.
2 thoughts on “The Effectiveness of Home Water filtration systems”
I have well water and all I need to use is my water softener, which is good, I don’t have to worry about all these water filters
Thanks for the wonderful post and all the information !