You’ve seen those television commercials and ads on the web where people are floating in a dreamlike world when tasting the goodness of purified water. That might make one wonder why does purified water taste different?
There are several reasons why purified water tastes so different and not all such water tastes the same.
We need to look at the processes involved in purifying water to see why the tastes differ so. First, water purifiers do a basic function by removing certain materials, usually chemicals and bio matter from the water itself. These chemicals can range from chlorine and fluoride to insecticides. These substances do affect the taste of the water and the removal is detectable by the average person and by the well developed tastebud aficionado. It all depends on how the water treated has been affected. Some water like from streams may have no major man made chemicals but might have nature’s own flavorings that you might not want in your water. From animals to plant slime, it all gets into the water and you want that stuff purified for sure, although some outdoors folks might argue with you.
The various companies that make water filters use the basic same technologies but some have proprietary patents that may do more than others. You need to understand the process of water testing as it is quite complex. Experts in the field test water for chemicals, runoff, fecal matter, biological matter, even radiation. The filter on your water purification device takes care of just about all hazards except radiation. It’s rare to have radiation so don’t worry about that but it’s not rare to have even your municipality to miss something now and then. Tap water usually isn’t dangerous unless it has fluoride and other dangerous chemicals in it. Many health conscious people now demand filters to remove it from their water. Now this is why the water tastes so different! You may have been drinking tap water or even well water without filtering. Your tastebuds are use to the taste and suddenly you use a water filter and you realize water does taste different! Water basically is H20. It has no taste, however, even air or even a purification system can add taste to it. So many things bind with water that just leaving pure water out in a room will acquire tastes as those aromas become absorbed into the water.
Purified water is just that but it may not be 100% pure. When other substances are removed and some remain, the water takes on a drastically different taste. For example, pure water with some chlorine will taste that way. Pure water with chlorine and potassium or magnesium might taste from that number of combinations.
You’ll need to train your tastebuds if you get purified water but it can be fun.
You might try testing different water purification devices. You can always return them with a money back guarantee if you and your family or office doesn’t like one brand. Your water is important as your health could be at risk.
Overall, you’ll find the old adage that the proof of the pudding is in the tasting. Here, the proof of the water is in the tasting.