When looking at ways to make your water better in your home, water filtration is a great way to purify your water. The question becomes what water filtration systems are available and standard for in-home usage. Here are 5 examples of different types of water filtration systems that you can use in your home.
- Sediment Filtration: The most common form of water filtration is sediment filtration. This uses a filter that pushes the water through, and any sediments that are too large to pass through get trapped. It is simple, common, but only works on sediment.
- Granular Activated Carbon: Activated carbon is a great way to remove chemicals taste and odor, especially chlorine. Granular activated carbon uses large granules of carbon to trap some of the chemical odors but trades high effectiveness for high water flow.
- Activated Carbon Block: This filter is sometimes used after a granular carbon filter but is often seen coming after a sediment filtration. It struggles to push water through it quickly but makes up for in its ability to greatly reduce chemical tastes and odors.
- Reverse Osmosis: Another way to filter water is to use reverse osmosis to push the water through a semi-permeable membrane, leaving almost all of the particles behind. It is very slow and expensive, but it is very effective.
- Distillation: Distillation is not often done on an individual basis because it is incredibly slow and yields a small output, but it can be done. Usually, in emergencies, distillation is the boiling of water and collecting steam that turns into nearly pure water.
There are many more techniques for filtering water, but these are some of the primary ones you might see in your home.