According to a recent study by Market Research Future (MRFR), the global water purifier market is surging, and there is no sign that it will soften until at least 2025. Although there are other types of water purifiers, such as UV technology and reverse osmosis, activated carbon filtration remains a significant portion of the market. Here is what you should know.
Why Is Demand So High?
The factors behind escalating demand for water purification are complex. In third world countries, contaminated drinking water has become a leading health crisis. Newer technology, such as mobile purification units that can provide safe water for an entire village, is making it easier and more cost-effective for global outreach groups to assist.
Meanwhile, many formerly poverty-stricken nations are starting to experience a rising standard of living and per-capita income, and are now in the position to start providing cleaner, safer water for their citizens at the municipal level. In regions such as North America, that have had reasonably safe drinking water for some time, there is rapid growth in home water purification systems as consumers become more health conscious. What Causes Contaminated Drinking Water?
Water pollution is caused by many factors. Deforestation, uncontrolled or poorly controlled release of contaminated waste into waterways, and inadequate or nonexistent systems for treating wastewater are among the most common causes. Even countries such as the United States, with strict regulations on contaminated waste, sometimes have spills or improper runoff issues. How Can Activated Carbon Help?
Activated carbon has been known since antiquity as a powerful purification agent. It can attract a vast array of drinking water toxins, rendering the water clean and safe. It can even improve the color and taste of water, including water that has been chemically treated for safety.
In developed societies, large, fixed water purification systems provide clean water to municipalities. These systems are generally very large and fixed in place, and often use multi-stage treatment methods. In developing communities, self-contained mobile purification units in which the local people come to the unit to collect water, are often more practical.
At the home level, activated carbon filtration is frequently used in Point of Entry or Point of Use systems. A Point of Entry system is a whole-home water filter that connects to the main water line. A Point of Use system connects to a single faucet or dispenser, generally located in the kitchen. Personal Point of Use systems such as filtering water bottles are also available for hikers and campers.
Contaminated drinking water remains a global crisis. As technology continues to advance, though, it is becoming more possible than ever before to deliver clean, safe water to people around the world. Activated carbon has been a vital part of water purification since ancient India, and it will remain so for the foreseeable future. Ready to Get Started?
If you need activated carbon, along with expert guidance on exactly which product to choose and how to use it effectively, please contact Oxbow Activated Carbon today to learn how we can help.