Portable Water Purification

Portable water purification devices – also known as point-of-use (POU) water treatment systems and field water disinfection techniques – are self-contained units that can be used by recreational enthusiasts, military personnel, survivalists, and others who must obtain drinking water from untreated sources (e.g., rivers, lakes, etc.). The objective of these personal devices is to render unchlorinated water potable (that is, safe and palatable for drinking purposes).

Many commercial portable water purification systems or chemical additives are available for hiking, camping, and other travel in remote areas. These devices are not only used for remote or rural areas, but also to treat safe municipal water for aesthetic purposes by removing chlorine, bad taste, odors, and heavy metals like lead and mercury.

Read more about Portable Water Purification:  Drinking Water Hazards, Prevention of Water Contamination, Alternatives, See Also

Famous quotes containing the words portable and/or water:

    “Wotever is, is right, as the young nobleman sveetly remarked wen they put him down in the pension list ‘cos his mother’s uncle’s vife’s grandfather vunce lit the king’s pipe vith a portable tinder-box.”
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    Once it was a boat, quite wooden
    and with no business, no salt water under it
    and in need of some paint. It was no more
    than a group of boards. But you hoisted her, rigged her.
    She’s been elected.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)