Water filtration is enjoying its heyday, with new technologies like nanoabsorbents and acoustics expanding the way the world thinks about purity. Still, it's the old stalwarts that have proven their mettle best of all. Carbon filtration is still one of the most powerful ways to achieve clear, delicious water. Reverse osmosis is just as impressive for its effects on total dissolved solids and bacteria. Scale reduction filters are a lesser-known option that, nonetheless, plays a leading role the industry. Which should you choose, though? Let's find out.
Activated carbon filtration is one of the most effective ways to clear toxins from water, so you'll find it in the vast majority of water filter systems. Its absorptive talents and porous surface allow it to clear organic chemicals without requiring you to add disinfectants to the mix. Carbon leaves important minerals behind, so it won't diminish your fluoride or sodium intake the way reverse osmosis can.
Reverse osmosis (RO) filters use a semi-permeable membrane to eliminate particles larger than 0.01 micrometers. They remove all disease-causing organisms, but only some chemical contaminants. They have a negative impact on some of your water's mineral content, but remineralization can restore those health-giving compounds. RO's effects on flavor have made it a favorite among chefs and foodies alike. If you take your tea and coffee seriously, it's perfect for you.
Hard water leaves scale on your fixtures, rusts your pipes, and stains your beautiful bathroom surfaces. Eventually, it will reduce the lifespan of your appliances, and that's before you consider its impact on flavor. Scale reduction filters remove contaminants and the minerals that cause hardness simultaneously. They'll give you softer skin and smoother hair while protecting your home from mineral corrosion. Scale reduction filters also eliminate contaminants – herbicides, pesticides, chlorine, sediment and turbidity
When it comes to water, you really can have the best of both worlds. Some products combine two or more filtration methods into a single product, so you can target every contaminant in your local water supply. The results speak for themselves. Pure water is as delicious as it is healthy.
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