Water Purification Conclusion

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1. Reason for the process. Water plays such an important role in our daily lives. 70% of our body is composed of water. 70% of the earth surface is also made up of water, but out of the 70%, only 1/3 of water is consumable. In fact, this amount has been continuously to decrease as more and more industries began to pollute and damage the water. For example, many toxic chemicals may be released into the water thus making the water impure. Such pollutions and damages lead the water to be contaminated and inconsumable as it may cause severe diseases. Water purification can remove all the unnecessary bacteria and viruses from the water that is hazardous for our health. Water purification may also improve the flavor and appearance of water. It removes the unpleasant odor. Therefore, water purification became one of the most useful and popular process used by people all over the world today. It is by far the most recommended and safest water treatment that is commonly used to purify damaged water into consumable water. Water purification provides us with safe, pure and clean water to consume and use. 2. History of the process. The history of water purification started off in ancient Greek in the 2000B.C. people at the time used to boil water in order to purify it. There were also filtration and straining methods which helped to reduce visible particles and turbidity in water. However, due to the lack of knowledge in the chemical area, almost no process was taken to remove the harmful chemical contaminants. In fact, the purpose of water purification at that time was purely to make it smell and taste better. They believed if the water taste good to the mouth, it must be safe, clean and healthy. Therefore the Gr... ... middle of paper ... ...ntained mounds. 6. Effects on local area (environmental and social). Chemicals and impurities removed from water may not be disposed properly thus polluting the environment. A sheet volume of discarded filters may add up to landfill mass. The system itself may take up large amount of spaces and cause lots of noises and destructions. There may also be chemical or wastewater spills if not handled properly. 7. Role of the Chemist. . Chemist performs laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollutions. A job as a water purification chemist falls under the broader career category of environmental science and protections. Water purification chemists must be comfortable working in a laboratory setting as well as in the field, and they must be comfortable communicating their findings and opinions to others.

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