Conventional drinking water treatment

All over the world, drinking water treatment comprises a specific set of steps designed to progressively remove various types of contaminants. Specifically, drinking water treatment comprises sedimentation, coagulation, filtration, sedimentation and disinfection. When raw water first arrives at a drinking water treatment plant, it typically carries a heavy load of particles and is muddy in … More Conventional drinking water treatment

Taste of pure water produced through reverse osmosis

Reverse osmosis is increasingly used for desalination and purifying water unable to be treated by other means for removing trace contaminants known to impact on human health. However, what is the taste of pure water produced by reverse osmosis?   The answer is it is different from tap water. Specifically, Singapore uses reverse osmosis for … More Taste of pure water produced through reverse osmosis

Should groundwater be used for drinking purposes?

Groundwater is a source of freshwater collected under the water table of a site. Refreshed and recharged by rainwater that percolates through the soil, it usually carries a rich mineral content and contains various elements ranging from heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, iron, nickel, copper, manganese etc. as well as decayed organic materials and … More Should groundwater be used for drinking purposes?

What is a lead service line in water distribution, and what is its effect on health?

Lead service line constitutes part of the drinking water distribution network in some parts of the world, and its use comes from the antiquated concept of providing disinfection to the drinking water distributed in a typical city’s vast distribution network. Specifically, water that leaves the drinking water treatment plant would need to pass through a … More What is a lead service line in water distribution, and what is its effect on health?