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Water Purification Systems – Basic Types

Water JugWater purification systems, portable domestic or commercial have been around for some time. In the last fifteen years, a number of highly effective tap water purification systems for the home have appeared on the market, some of them have become quite popular. Why is water purification needed to begin with? Water, provides a thriving environment for many bacteria many of which pathogenic i.e. detrimental to health. Even water in natural catchments like rivers, lakes etc. away from human caused pollution may contain harmful bacteria. On the other hand, water may become contaminated through human action or inaction, this could happen in the case of chemical spills. In some parts of the world, tap water supplied to general public is non-drinkable, but for washing purposes only. All of these require the development and use of effective water purification systems.

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