There are many types of home water purification system (or water filter) available in the market, and each of them utilizes different water purification technologies to produce cleaner, safer and better water for you and your family.
Types of Harmful Effect from Contaminants
We knew that some of the contaminants in water are harmful to our body health, and the harmful effects can be group into 2 types:
- Acute – Harmful effects that occur with short term exposure (within hours or days)
- Chronic – Harmful effects that occur with long term exposure (after years)
For instance, some contaminants are not harmful when ingesting in low doses, but they can cause a serious impact on your health after ingested for a long period of time.
The Chronic effects can cause severe problems to your health, such as liver and kidney problems, cancers, reproductive problems, and neurological deficits.
While for some contaminants (like bacteria and viruses), they will cause harmful effect to your body shortly after you ingested certain levels.
The acute effects usually do not have permanent effects on human health, but too much ingestion may cause serious illness or death.
The 10 Common Types of Water Filtration System at Home
It’s open facts that bottled water is more costly and contribute to environmental pollution.
So, as a smart consumer, the best option is to drink filtered water from your home’s water filtration system.
Here are the 10 common types of water filtration system at home, each of them with different pros and cons:
- Sediment Filtration
- Activated Carbon Block (ACB) Filtration
- Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Filtration
- Reverse Osmosis (RO) Filtration
- Ion-Exchange (IX)
- Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection
- Ultrafiltration (UF)
- Activated Alumina (AA) Filtration