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|User Info||Flouridation - Yes / No Whats Your Opinion; entered at 2012-06-13 16:45:38|
Registered: 2008-08-26 Austin, Tx
Why don't you just use a reverse osmosis filter?
I looked into RO quite a bit and couldn't find any good evidence that it would remove synthetic hormones and pharmaceuticals. Exact data from independent tests are pretty hard to come by for this sort of thing. Companies don't really want to do the tests because it would show the flaws in their product and governments especially don't want to show you what's in the water that you pay them tax/utility money to provide. Anyway, depending on exactly what is volatilized with the steam or makes it through the gravity filter, almost all of the organics (hormones, pharmaceuticals) would be filtered out after distillation and a carbon/alumina filter.
Also, distillation (boiling/cooling) and gravity filters are a mechanically simpler process than RO. RO has more likely points of failure in the system. It also requires more maintenance and is a bit more involved to set up. It's just a slightly more temperamental system. I don't think it's a bad system at all, it just didn't quite fit my requirements.
Last modified: 2012-06-13 17:22:56 by jotapay