It is important to protect drinking water from contamination for public health, economic, and environmental reasons. Contamination of water has many effects that we tend to ignore.
Water is necessary to all living things. It makes up approximately 70% of the human body’s weight and plays a role in its functions, such as digestion and cooling. Without clean drinking water, we could not survive. If the drinking water is contaminated, many health risks can result: bacteria can result in illnesses such as hepatitis or cholera; a component of gasoline, benzene, is known to be a carcinogen; lead causes kidney, liver, and nerve damage as well as pregnancy risks.
Contaminated water can also lead to inflammation of the intestinal track and eventually to infection.
Our water supply has been contaminated over the years. from oil spills to dumping of chemicals in our rivers and wells. Our drinking water is not safe if not treated.
Most municipalities have resorted to adding Chlorine to the water supply to kill bacteria. Fluoride is added too. The problem is that these chemicals are very harmful.
How do gasification solutions fit into the whole picture?
The reverse osmosis process requires pressure to pass the water through a membrane in order to purify the water. This process requires power which can be generated through the use of Micro Gasification Plants
Exposure to excessive consumption of fluoride over a lifetime may lead to increased likelihood of bone fractures in adults, and may result in effects on bone leading to pain and tenderness. Children aged 8 years and younger exposed to excessive amounts of fluoride have an increased chance of developing pits in the tooth enamel, along with a range of cosmetic effects to teeth.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove larger particles from drinking water. In reverse osmosis, an applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property, that is driven by chemical potential, a thermodynamic parameter.