Water treatment

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Whether from rivers, lakes, dam reservoirs or the underground water – clean drinking water is a prerequisite for human life. Drinking water is understood as water that is so clean that it is suitable for humans to consume.

Water suppliers therefore have the task of thoroughly testing and guaranteeing the water quality from the point of exploration, via treatment and transportation to supplying the water to the end customer. Making specific changes to improve the water quality is known as water treatment. Substances are either removed from (e. g. by means of filtration or separation) or added to the water or certain parameters are adjusted (e. g. adjustment of a certain pH value). For this, physical (such as filtration, sedimentation, reverse osmosis  ), chemical (such as oxidation, flocculation or ion exchange) are used.

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