what are different types of waters ?

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Water is very important & plays a major role in life of human beings. The body of a person contains 70% water in the form of blood , urine , sweat etc. The importance of water is well known & its discussed over the centuries. water is distinguished by its salt composition , from its source of origin , consistency & its purity. Today’s generation is consuming mineral water for drinking and cooking purposes. The raw form of water considered unfit for drinking purposes due to its bad salt composition , impurities & virus content. To prevent ourselves from getting ill by contaminated water its advised to drink RO purified mineral water.

To stay fit & healthy in monsoon season people generally avoid the tap water in bars & restaurants , they carry their own RO purified packed mineral water. After learning the ill effects of drinking contaminated water, In India people have setup RO plants road side to meet the thirst of people.

Major population of india is below the poverty line so they have to drink the tap water or depend on MCDs water tankers.

Different types of waters

There are total 8 different types of water available around us distinguished on the basis of their salt composition , origination , consistency & purity.

Mineral water

Mineral water is a form of water which contains right amount of minerals ( chloride , silica , potassium ) required by our body . Mineral water is generated by adding adequate amount necessary salts & removing excess elements . This process is performed by reverse osmosis systems . Now a days domestic RO Systems can be found in every household.
Read more about Mineral water & its uses.

Distilled water

Distilled water is a water which is first vaporised & then collected into the container using condensation process . This process removes impurities and minerals from the water. Some sources claim that drinking distilled water will help detoxify your body and improve your health. Others claim distilled water leaches minerals from your body and could put your health at risk. In reality, neither of these claims is entirely true.

Tap water

Tap water is a water supplied through a tap valve by local water authorities. A tap water contains minerals & impurities. Tap water is not fit for drinking & cooking purposes because it gets contaminated during the distribution process. Tap water should be boiled before consuming it . We recommend to treat the tap water from RO system prior to consume.

Spring Water

water which comes from the natural underground aquifers. An aquifer is basically a large underground deposit of water, and aquifers exist in some pretty amazing places throughout the world. Spring water is considered as safe for the drinking.  It has 250 minerals per million solids .

Well water

well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, driving, or drilling to access liquid resources, usually water. The oldest and most common kind of well is a water well, to access groundwater in underground aquifers. The well water is drawn up by a pump, or using containers, such as buckets, that are raised mechanically or by hand.

Demineralised water

Demineralised water is a special form of water having no salts & doesn’t contain any kind of minerals . Demineralised water is water that has been purified in such a way that (most of) its mineral- and salt ions are removed. You can think for example of Calcium, Chloride, Sulphate, Magnesium and Sodium. Demineralised water is also known as demi water or deionised water. Demineralised water is generally considered different from distilled water. Distilled water is purified by boiling and re-condensing. It is made by via Ion-exchange process using Ion exchange resins: Positive ions are replaced by hydrogen ions and negative ions are replaced by hydroxide ions.

Purified water

Purified water is water that has been mechanically filtered or processed to remove impurities and make it suitable for use. Distilled water has been the most common form of purified water.  water is purified by various processes including capacitive deionizationreverse osmosiscarbon filteringmicrofiltrationultrafiltrationultraviolet oxidation, or electrodeionization.

Sparkling or Carbonated water

Carbonated water is a refreshing beverage and good alternative to sugary soft drinks. Carbonated water is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure.

This produces a bubbly drink that’s also known as sparkling water, club soda, soda water, seltzer water, and fizzy water.

Apart from seltzer water, carbonated waters usually have salt added to improve their taste. Sometimes small amounts of other minerals are included.

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