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What does it remove from water? Watermakers are excellent for removing substantial amounts of most inorganic chemicals (such as salts, metals, minerals), most microorganisms including cryptosporidium and giardia, and most (but not all) inorganic contaminants. Watermaker units successfully treat water that contain dissolved minerals and metals such as aluminum, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chloride, chromium, copper, fluoride, magnesium, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nitrate, selenium, silver, sulfate, and zinc. They are also effective with asbestos, many taste, color and odor-producing chemicals, particulates, total dissolved solids, turbidity, and radium. When paired up with activated carbon pre-filtering (not typically included with most watermaker systems), additional treatment can also be provided for such "volatile" contaminants (VOCs) as benzene, MTBE, trichloroethylene, trihalomethanes, and radon. Essentially, reverse osmosis is capable of rejecting bacteria, salts, sugars, proteins, particles, dyes, heavy metals, chlorine and related by-products, and other contaminants that have a molecular weight of greater than 150-250 daltons. The separation of ions with reverse osmosis is aided by charged particles. This means that dissolved ions that carry a charge, such as salts, are more likely to be rejected by the membrane than those that are not charged, such as organics. The larger the charge and the larger the particle, the more likely it will be rejected.
Originally posted by ziggy1706
you cannot boil fluoride out of water. it will condesne it in the water by boiling it. concentrate it rather.
Originally posted by iLoGiCViZiOnS
reply to post by starshift
I saw that system and I am a little hesitant to use anything with a simple filter on it. You have to keep buying filters for it to be usable and what if we are in an emergency situation and you can no longer buy the filters? So back to ground zero.......
Originally posted by SkipperJohn
reply to post by ziggy1706
Correct. I never had this problem as I dump the brine back into the see. but in this case is they have a well system then can do the same or put the brine in a gray water tank to water the yard. etc.