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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 »

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 »

World Water Day

World Water Day

22th of March is a day for water and water for sustainable develeopment. Water resources, and the range of services they provide, have a great importance, they underpin environmental sustainability, poverty reduction and economic growth. Water is essential for life, for human and environmental health, producing food in agriculture, energy security. Water contributes to improvements in… 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 »