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Definition: Water filtration is a general term that refers to any type of filtration system or process that is used to filter out particles and/or pollutants from water. Water filtration systems can include activated carbon filters, UV light units, reverse osmosis, water distillers, or other water treatment process. The term is also applicable to either home units, municipal or public water treatment processes.

Though water filtration systems vary in function and efficiency, they all in some way improve water quality. For more about water quality, water filtration, water filters, how to make tap water drinkable, hard water tips and bottle water concerns, read Water 101.

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Pronunciation: wa.ter fil.tra.tion
Also Known As: water filters
Reverse osmosis is a type of water filtration, as is a carbon-filtered water pitcher

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