I often hear people complain, why is there a smell of bleach in the tap water? Will drinking this kind of water with the smell of bleaching powder be bad for the body for a long time? So How do i get chlorine out of tap water?As a company that has been dealing with water for more than 15 years, we will share with you the little secrets in the water today.
Part1: How does tap water come from? :
Tap water is a water supply method in which water is collected from the source of water, after proper treatment and disinfection, and then transported to residents' homes through pipelines.
Part2: Why is there a smell of bleach in the tap water?
A necessary process before tap water leaves the factory is water disinfection. At present, the chlorine disinfection method is generally used. Because chlorine gas will form hypochlorous acid and hypochlorite radicals when entering the water, it has super oxidizing ability and can play a role in disinfection and sterilization. Moreover, the cost of disinfection with chlorine gas is low, the effect is good, and the implementation is convenient. From the water plant to the home, the water will also go through the old water pipes and tanks, etc., and will encounter many potential bacteria. At this time, the residual chlorine in the water will play a role, which can effectively prevent the spread and prevalence of water-borne infectious diseases. . So the smell of bleach that everyone smells in the tap water is actually residual chlorine.
Part3: Does residual chlorine cause cancer?
The residual chlorine in the water will be further converted into hydrochloric acid and chloric acid under conditions such as light and heating, and a small amount of other chlorine-containing compounds will also be formed. But only in the case of a large amount of intake, the residual chlorine in the water and its by-products will produce a certain degree of toxicity. The safety standard established by the World Health Organization (WHO) is that the chlorine content per liter of water does not exceed 5 mg. In my country, the residual chlorine content in tap water is usually below 1 milligram per liter, which is far below the WHO standard. Therefore, the residual chlorine in our daily tap water is far from the carcinogenic standard, so don't worry too much.
Part 4: Is there any way to eliminate residual chlorine in tap water?
Of course there is! Although the content of residual chlorine in the water is far below the carcinogenic standard, there is still a smell that will affect the taste of drinking water or cooking food. If your friends mind this, a practical solution is to install an under-kitchen water purifier. The activated carbon filter in the water purifier can effectively absorb the different colors and odors in the water, and the residual chlorine is gone. In addition, an RO membrane water purifier can effectively reduce the turbidity, chroma, and visible matter of the raw water, remove heavy metals, E. coli and other harmful substances, allowing you to open the faucet and enjoy the truly colorless, odorless and tasteless The quality of impurities is pure water.
In addition to the relatively obvious smell of bleaching powder, the tap water may be laden with rust, large particles of impurities, bacteria, heavy metals, etc. during long-distance pipeline transportation. It is not as pure as we think. If you are also a person who has high quality requirements for water, it is recommended that you own an reverse osmosis membrane kitchen water purifier and drink truly pure and safe water.