Water ConsistencySteam distillation water systems offer the most consistent results.
Now that we know how Steam Distillation works and the consistent quality of the end product, let’s talk about some other forms of water purification available on the market today.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) – is a process of forcing water under pressure through a synthetic membrane. In theory, the membrane only allows “treated” water to pass through the membrane while preventing contaminants from passing through. In most cases, RO systems work best With water pressures of 120-150 psi (pounds per square inch). Unfortunately, most homes have water pressures from 40-80 psi which Sometimes is not enough to effectively do the job. Furthermore, when RO filters and membranes are brand new, they are most effective (70-90%) on removing contaminants. Over time however, these membranes break down, filters become clogged with debris and must be Replaced. In addition to the replacement costs of membranes and filters, you may also notice an increase in your water bill. The amount of Water an RO system wastes in the “treatment”process is sometimes as much as 10 gallons of waste water for every 1 gallon of “treated” water. Lastly, there really is no way to monitor whether or not the system is working properly and you must depend on the sales person to notify you when a filter change is required. Typically every 3-6 months at a cost of between $25 and $100 per filter / membrane.
The amount of Water an RO system wastes in the “treatment”process is sometimes as much as 10 gallons of waste water for every 1 gallon of “treated” water.
Activated Carbon Filtration – Carbon filtration alone; like those that attach to your kitchen faucet or are inserted into a pitcher can in fact improve taste, remove odors and can be affective in the reduction of a number of contaminants over the short term. However, even brand new activated carbon filters cannot effectively reduce many other contaminants such as insecticides, pesticides, bacteria or viruses. Even more disturbing is that research has shown that in order for activated carbon filters to be most effective, they have to have contact with the water for 7 to 18 minutes! Most household filters hold the water for less than a minute – so how can that be effective. Furthermore, the water to be treated has to pass through the previously removed contaminants held within the carbon filter, thus increasing the load on the filter and increasing the risk of contaminants passing through to the filtered water. Activated carbon filters need to be changed frequently (once every 30-60 days depending upon the frequency of use) and can cost anywhere from $15 to $35 on average depending on the model.
Steam Distillation – For just pennies a day, you too can produce the Purest water available from your own home without having to be Contracted by a dealership. Home distillation units are easy to clean, Are low-maintenance and do not require any replacement parts other than a post-carbon filter once every 3 to 6 months at the cost of about $5 – $15 depending upon the type of unit. Best of all, you can depend On consistent water quality year after year.
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