Water Purification Methods

There are many different types of Water Purification Methods for both residential and industrial capacities from simple boing water to huge filtration plants and this page outlines many of them. We should all be prepared with emergency measures in case of a natural or industrial disaster. We have cited several Do-It-Yourself relatively simple technologies to rely on when necessary or on an ongoing basis. It is wonderful to see all the innovative advancements in this field and as we discover more, we will continue to build this collection of helpful links.

Wikipedia: Reverse Osmosis Filtration System forces water molecules through a semi-permeable membrane, leaving organic contaminants, toxins, bacteria, salts, etc. behind.

Water Distillation catches the condensation produced from boiling water, removing minerals and contaminants in the process.

WikiHow: Boiling: It is recommended that one reaches a rolling boil for at least one minute.

Wikipedia: Carbon filtering uses Activated Charcoal Water Filter to remove chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds viruses, bacteria, and taste and odor from water.

Wikipedia: Ultraviolet Light Filters kill mold, bacterial and viral contaminants, including giardia and cryptosporidium, by passing water through an ultraviolet light source.

Wikipedia: Microfiltration 

Wikipedia: Ultrafiltration

Wikipedia: Capacitive deionization

Wikipedia: Electrodeionization

Wikipedia: Oxidation

Purification tablets or drops

Wikipedia: Tata Swach – uses filters made from rice husk ash impregnated with nano-silver particles to purify water

Wikipedia: Solar Water Disinfection

Wikipedia: Sand Separator