Water purification is a process of first removing physical particles such as sediments, rusts, dusts, sands, second to remove undesirable chemicals, materials and biological contaminants from raw water.
The purification process of water may reduce the concentration of particulate matter including suspended particles, parasites, bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi and a range of dissolved material derived from the surfaces that the water may have made contact with after falling as rain.
The basic purification process for drinkable water from the municipal water is through removing of particles using either a sediment or a ceramic filter which can range from 5 microns to 0.1 microns filtration.
Next charcoal filter using activated carbon media is used to absorb chemical contaminants mostly chlorine and also to improvise the taste by eliminating odor. Silver carbon is also used to release silver ions which has an anti-bacterial effect. Post activated carbon will be the final process to ensure treated water is free from chlorine and taste and odor free.
Mineral water is usually bottled at the source of natural springs that not only tap fresh and natural drinking water, but also include substances that in many cases are extremely advantageous to our bodies. If you are interested in drinking mineral water as opposed to tap water or other types of bottled beverages, here are a few of mineral water’s known benefits.
Most mineral waters include similar attributes that make them helpful in achieving optimal health.
• Mineral water is extremely helpful in replenishing not only water that is naturally lost from the body, but it also helps to balance electrolytes due to the fact that mineral water is full of electrolytes (minerals) which naturally dissolve in the water.
• Mineral water is also known to help combat bacteria and funguses.
• Mineral water is consumed by many on a daily basis to help detoxify the body of potentially harmful substances. These substances are usually known as toxins and can affect the body negatively in many ways.
• Finally, many individuals that drink mineral water on a daily basis do so for its therapeutic properties.
Many believe that mineral waters can reduce pain, aches and swelling due to the inflammation of muscles and joints.
Others believe that mineral water can play a role in curing certain types of diseases and chronic conditions.
Substances Found in Mineral Water
While mineral waters differ on the type and amount of minerals found in each, some of the popular types of minerals that are found in a variety of popular mineral waters include:
Magnesium – This substance can be instrumental in strengthening the immune system, relaxing the body and muscles and even help lower blood pressure.
Chloride and Bicarbonates – These substances are also found in mineral water, they can play a role in digestion and assist in keeping acid balanced within the stomach and upper and lower intestines.
Iron – Iron is also found in small quantities in many different types of mineral waters. Iron is a necessary mineral that is used by our blood to deliver oxygen throughout the body.
Sulfate – Also found in many different types of mineral waters and is used by our body as a cleansing and detoxifying agent. The introduction of the mineral revitalization water purification systems was supposed to counter the disadvantages. of reverse osmosis, distillation and other purification methods that remove naturally occurring minerals.
Reverse Osmosis Water:
Reverse Osmosis is the most popular and cost effective method to purify drinking water. An RO system removes virtually 99% of contaminants in water including bacteria, pesticides fluoride and other dissolved ions.
Reverse osmosis is a similar treatment process to membrane filtration process. It works by using pressure to force water through a membrane, retaining the solute on one side and allowing the pure solvent to pass to the other side. This is the reverse of the normal osmosis process, which is the natural movement of solvent from an area of low solute concentration, through a membrane.
Household Reverse osmosis units use a lot of water because they have low back pressure. As a result, they recover only 5 to 15 percent of the water entering the system. The remainder is discharged as waste water.
Because waste water carries with it the rejected contaminants, methods to re-cover this water are not practical for household systems. Waste water is typically connected to the house drains and will add to the load on the household septic system. An RO unit delivering 5 gallons of treated water per day may discharge 40 to 90 gallons of waste water per day to the septic system.
Reports from studies suggest that reverse osmosis water benefits by:
• Excreting virus and toxins in the body through urine.
• Activated blood stream and make it easier for blood to supply nutrition to cells.
• Improves metabolism.
• Reduce constipation and diarrhea problems.
• Prevent stones forming in our body.
Reverse Osmosis is currently the only technology that handles arsenic removal. This may be critical for some people, as Type 2 Diabetes has been linked to even low levels of arsenic in the water.
Two of the industry giants for bottled water – Coca Cola and PepsiCo Company – use the reverse osmosis technology to filter common tap water. These commercial filters remove most contaminants and therefor render the water over 90% pure. Due to the membrane combined with the carbon filter, reverse osmosis is a practical, advanced technology that will remove almost every contaminant from problem tap or well water and provide pure, clean, safe drinking.
Our bodies function best when they are neither too acid nor too alkaline. Unfortunately most of us have become acidic due to diet, drink, and stress–both psychological and from pollution. Acidity or alkalinity is measured by “pH”, which ranges from 0 on the acid side to 14 on the alkaline. Neutral is pH7. Our blood system is always working to keep itself in the narrow range of pH 7.35 to 7.45. Drinking alkaline water helps the body maintain a healthy pH level.
While fruits and vegetables are alkaline foods, many other common foods are acid producing. Stress, smoking, alcohol, and a sedentary lifestyle also add to the acidity of the body.
Proper Health starts with the correct acid-alkaline balance in your body. The pH level (acid – alkaline measurement) of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. Extended acid imbalances of any kind can overwhelm your body, and lead to health complications.
When the pH of the body gets out of balance (too acidic), we may experience low energy, fatigue, excess weight, poor digestion, aches and pains, and even more serious disorders.
The cycle of acidity begins primarily as a result of three things:
1. Ingesting acids- Eating too many acidifying foods like processed sugar, meats, dairy, coffee, alcohol, etc. Create an acid ash in the body. These acids can overload the body’s ability to neutralize them.
2. Creation of acids- Pathogens and microforms create acidifying toxins in the body. As the body becomes more and more acidic, bad bacteria, yeasts and other microforms proliferate in the body. Since these organisms are living, they eat as well as create resulting in toxins. These toxins are often very acidifying.
3. Improper elimination of acids- Not all acids are the same; some are weak and some are strong. Weak acids like citric acid are much easier to neutralize than strong acids like uric acid. The body uses many systems in order to buffer acids including breath, mineral reserves, and fat. When the body’s buffering systems become compromised, excess acids build up.
The easiest way to assist your body in becoming more alkaline is to drink alkaline water.
Alkaline water helps to neutralize stored acids and toxins. Once these acids are neutralized, they can then be removed by the body. Alkaline water containing ionic minerals also acts as a conductor of electrochemical activity from cell to cell.
Reports from studies suggest that alkaline water can help the body resist disease and slow aging by:
• Increasing Intracellular Hydration
• Replenishing Essential Minerals
• Stabilizing and Protecting Cells
• Helping To Maintain Normal Blood Flow and Acid Alkaline Balance
• Flushing Out and Preventing Wastes from Accumulating in Cells
• Preventing Free Radicals from Forming and Damaging Other Cells
Pi Energy Water:
Pi Water was discovered in 1964 during the study of physiology of plants by Dr. Akihiro Yamashita, a professor at the Agricultural Department, Nagoya University. He was studying about FLORIGEN. What makes the bud become a flower? Researchers thought it might be related with hormones. They had named the phenomenon FLORIGEN and studied it.
During the study, Dr. Yamashita discovered “body water,” which affects the difference of the bud change instead of hormones.The research of Drs Yamashita and Makino also found that when trace amounts of ferric/ferrous (iron) salt were energised in the water, the energy of the water increased dramatically.
Pi Water’s life-giving energy has been shown to stimulate the self-healing properties of the cells of plants and animals alike and the water has the function to control our body function normally. After over 30 years of research and hundreds of patents, this process has created what is now referred to as Pi Water, or Living Water.
After that, through many studies and research, Dr. Yamashita succeeded to make the water that has the same function with your body water artificially and named it Pi Water.
Pi Water is known as the water that enhances living energy. It is well known especially in Japan. According to the book, “Origin and Future of Science,” Pi Water enhances energy in the body, improves the condition of incurable and chronic diseases, grows plants faster and healthier, and keeps food fresh longer.
Nowadays, Pi Water is applied not only in the medical field, but also applied to agriculture, marine products, chemical and beauty industries.
Experiments with Pi Water
1. The Goldfish in Pi Water
A container is filled with 3 liters of water. A goldfish is placed inside the container and sealed. How long can the goldfish survive without food or air?
The amount of oxygen in a 15°C water is 200cc. The amount of oxygen a goldfish needs in one hour is 5.8cc. 200 cc / 5.8cc = 34.48.
The goldfish dies in a day and half. However, when placed in high energy Pi Water, the goldfish lived 5 to 7 months.
2. Saltwater fish and coarse fish are placed in the same container
When saltwater fish is put in fresh water and coarse fish is put in sea water, the fishes will die in one hour. But,
when placed in a high energy Pi Water, both saltwater fish and coarse fish can survive and live together.
Ultraviolet (UV) Treated Water:
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses ultraviolet (UV) light at sufficiently short wavelength to kill microorganisms. It is used in a variety of applications, such as food, air, and water purification. UVGI utilizes short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) that is harmful to microorganisms. It is effective in destroying the nucleic acids in these organisms so that their DNA is disrupted by the UV radiation, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.
UV water treatment devices can be used for well water and surface water disinfection. UV treatment compares favorably with other water disinfection systems in terms of cost, labor, and the need for technically trained personnel for operation: deep tube wells fitted with hand pumps, while perhaps the simplest to operate, require expensive drilling rigs, are immobile sources, and often produce hard water that is found distasteful. UV treatment is rapid and, in terms of primary energy use, approximately 20,000 times more efficient than boiling.
UV system should not be operated as a system itself and must be combined together will a good pre filtration system in water purification as it is not a filtration system.