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Water Purification Technologies Defined And Explained

There are 6 distinct Water Treatment Technologies (water purification technologies) that are widely used today to filter and purify water

  • Filtration
  • Corrosion Control
  • Ion Exchange/Dimineralization
  • Aeration
  • Disinfection/Oxidation
  • Organic/Inorganic Removal

We will define all of these Water Filtration Methods here and compare water purification methods.

Filtration

  • Bag filtration
  • Cartridge filter
  • Diatomite/Diatomaceous Earth
  • Direct Filtration
  • Gravel Bed/Rock Clarifier
  • Green Sand / MTM / Pyrolox / BirmFiltration
  • Packaged Filtration Systems, Non-Pressure
  • Packaged Filtration Systems, Pressure
  • Rapid Sand Filtration
  • Multi-media Filtration
  • Carbon Filtration
  • Filter Ag Filtration
  • Reverse Osmosis Filtration
  • Slow Sand Filtration

Corrosion Control

  • Corrosion Control (Inhibitor Use)
  • Polyphosphate Injection
  • Corrosion Control (pH Adjustment)
  • Acid Neutralizer
  • Soda Ash injection

Ion Exchange/Demineralization

  • Anion Exchange
  • Cation Exchange
  • Electrodialysis
  • Reverse Electrodialysis

Aeration

  • Bubble Aeration
  • Diffused Aeration
  • Free Fall Aeration
  • Packed Tower Aeration
  • Slat Tray Aeration
  • Spray Aeration

Disinfection/Oxidation

  • Chloramines
  • Chlorination (Gas)
  • Chlorination (Hypochlorite)
  • Iodination
  • Ozonation
  • Potassium Permanganate
  • Ultraviolet
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Organic/Inorganic Removal

  • Activated Alumina
  • Distillation
  • Fluoridation
  • Granular Activated Carbon