Scarce availability of fresh water is a global crisis demands immediate attention. The nature of the crisis opens doors to solutions as immense as the problem itself. Water treatment enables accessibility of water from all existing resources making it ready for consumption. Today, water treatment has made gaining access to water from available sources never explored, a reality in many developed and developing countries. Depending on the water quality the right treatment technique is chosen for drinking water, industrial processes, medical and many other applications. Physical, biological, and chemical methods considered appropriate for water treatment will be relatively cheap, simple to design, readily available and easy to maintain. Techniques largely adopted, but not restricted to, can be categorized as:

Physical & Chemical Treatments:

  • Sedimentation - flocculation
  • Filtration - Sand & Activated Carbon
  • Micron cartridge filtration
  • Desalination
  • Use of chemicals like antiscalants & antioxidants

Membrane Based Treatments:

  • Microfiltartion (suspended solids)
  • Ultrafiltration (bacteria)
  • Nanofiltration
  • Reverse Osmosis (dissolved salts)

Ion Exchangers:

  • Softeners
  • DM
  • Iron removal
  • Arsenic Removal

Disinfection:

  • Chlorination - Electro, Hypo & Gas
  • UV
  • Ozone

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