Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Water Purification Now Made Easy

Water Purification Now Made Easy By: Allen Macartney
Amanda Boyd
Rating ****
            This article described new tools that make water purification much quicker and easier. The author detailed how forest travelers used to purify their water and then discussed how the technology nowadays is much more advanced, giving us much safer and more reliable methods to purify water.  wrote about the different ways you can purify water, such as boiling it or using filters.  He then described even better and faster ways to purify water. Recently, two products have hit the market called the SteriPEN and LifeStraw. They are both small, light and offer almost one hundred percent guaranteed purified water. The article said that the SteriPEN is a banana sized ultra-violet purifier that cleans a litre of water in 90 seconds. It also said that the LifeStraw can filter up to one thousand litres of water.
             This article was really interesting for me because it described how much technology for water purification has changed over the years. It made me think about how much technology has improved. I learned from this article how people used to purify water. In the past people used to purify their water by straining the algae, viruses, fungi, parasites and bacteria with fabric but now we have the technology to make machines that will do that for us and they are much more reliable. Also, I think the next time I go camping or on another hiking trip it would be a good idea to get one of these water purification tools because they are simple and quick to use. It would save a lot of time rather than boiling the water.
Macartney, A. (2014). Water Purification Now Made Easy. Ottawa Outdoors, [online] p.2 pages. Available at: [Accessed 29 Oct. 2014].

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