Drinking Water Appliance Comparisons

Types of Drinking Water Appliances and Pollutants They Remove

Pollutants

Sediment Filter

Activated Carbon

Reverse Osmosis

Distillation

Deionization

Ultra-Violet

Sodium

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Arsenic

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Lead

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Cadmium

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Cyst

No

Some

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Sulfates

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Calcium

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Phosphates

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Chlorides

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Flourides

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Fecal Bacteria

No

Most

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Viruses

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Organics

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

THM

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

TCE

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Radioactive Pollutants

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Chlorine

No

Yes

Yes

Most

No

No

Pesticides

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Sediment

Yes

Most

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Upleasant Taste/odor

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No


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