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Common Methods of Water Treatment

Filtration

Water filtration is an expansive topic that can refer to dozens of different processes all designed to remove impurities from water using a chemical process, a biological process, or a physical barrier.

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Reverse Osmosis

Natural osmosis occurs when solutions with two different concentrations are separated by a semi-permeable membrane.

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Softening

Water softening refers to a method of filtration by which “hard” water is made soft.

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Radiation

Ultraviolet radiation is a method of disinfection involving the use of a high concentration of ultraviolet light at a short wavelength.

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Distillation

Distillation has been a mainstay in water treatment for thousands of years, being touted by Aristotle as an effective means of purification as far back as 350 B.C.E.

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