What are the different physical and chemical methods to make water safe for drinking at home?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 29th Jul, 2016, 01:39: PM

Expert Answer:

Water can be made safe for drinking by using the following methods:

(i) By Filtration: This is a physical method of removing impurities. A popular household filter is a candle type filter.

(ii) By boiling: Many households use boiling as a method for obtaining safe drinking water. Boiling kills the germs present in the water.

(iii) By using chlorine: Chlorination is a commonly used chemical method for purifying water. It is done by adding chlorine tablets or bleaching powder to the water.

Answered by  | 29th Jul, 2016, 03:39: PM