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Water purification HTML5


The water we drink comes from surface water, like rivers and lakes and, from underground aquifers found in various geological formations. Unless the water collected is already of very high quality, it undergoes various treatment processes that remove any contaminants that could be harmful to human health.

This animation follows step by step the different stages of the process which combines physical, chemical and biological actions.

Click and drag the to observe a specific stage of the process.

Learning goals

  • To illustrate the main stages of water treatment.

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Unless water comes from a source free of germs and pollutants, it must undergo a number of treatments before being distributed to consumers. To qualify as potable (drinking) water, it must meet…

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