drinking water

5 top portable water filter systems

Portable water filter systems can be very useful when having trip in the mountains or when you need to purify your drinking water because of an unexpected eventual pollution and you need an emergency water treatment system. In this post 5 portable water treatment systems are introduced and you can read a short review. Portable… Continue reading »

SODIS: Solar Water Disinfection Guide

How to purify water with solar disinfection? – A quick guide to implement SODIS steps with videos for solar water purification. Solar disinfection (SODIS) is a simple to use and low cost water treatment method for disinfection, removing pathogens from water. I collected some videos and other sources that explains SODIS in order to introduce this… Continue reading »

California drought: fight with “Shade Balls” for water reservoirs

California drought: fight with “Shade Balls” for water reservoirs

Innovative solution using “shade balls” has been found and implemented for California drought and water crisis in order to save water for people. California suffers from serious water scarcity in the last few years because of long-term drought caused by the climate change. Officials concerned with preserving a reservoir in Los Angeles hatched a plan: They… Continue reading »

Difference between distilled water and drinking water

Difference between distilled water and drinking water

Why is it important to know the difference between distilled water and drinking water? Because it is matter how and on what purpose these waters are used. Learn what is difference between distilled water drinking water. The first difference is the composition and the purpose of utilization. Drinking water contains minerals and dissolved materials, for example calcium, magnesium… Continue reading »

Water treatment can be improved by microorganisms

Water treatment can be improved by microorganisms

The presence of humic substances in row water causes one of the main problems in drinking water purification. If disinfection is carried out by chlorine, then humic substances (HS) may become dangerous due to formation of carcinogen materials, like trihalomethanes (THMs) and chlorinated phenol derivatives. The most typical disinfection by-products are trichloromethane, dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic… Continue reading »

How humic substances effects human health and drinking water purification

How humic substances effects human health and drinking water purification

Humic substances in our water resources originate from the soil or from degradation of plants, and effects drinking water purification process. Humic substances may have, in themselves, favourable effects on human health. They can form complexes with metals, resulting in better metal intake, and can behave as antioxidants. On the other hand, their presence in raw water… Continue reading »