Water Contamination Using The Filtration Process

2592 WordsApr 6, 201511 Pages
Water contamination using the filtration process was observed on a smaller scale using liquid laundry detergent, vegetable oil, and vinegar. These products were tested and observed for differences in color, smell, and consistency. Three different kinds of water products from; tap water, Dasani water, to Fiji bottled water were tested and observed using chemical test strips. This was to understand that bottled water did not have a difference from regular tap water. When contaminates are introduced to the elements and effect the water supply they can have an adverse effect on the human health system. The water that we drink and use in our day-to-day lives is vital and understanding how to keep it clean is the responsibility of all. Introduction Research of water quality is vital to our future, we must understand it and learn how to improve a process in-order to secure our future. Since the passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA) by the United States (US) Congress in 1974, the number of regulated contaminates has increased from an initial 22 to currently 91 (venkatamaran, 2013) these standards developed by the SWDA help correct the issues of contamination that we face today. Common household products found in everyone’s home, and common practices found in our crop fields introduce the contaminates to our water. The water quality has an overall effect on our ecological system from the ocean, to the lakes found in our backyards. This includes plant life, marshes,

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