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How to Remove Total Dissolved Solids in Water Supply


Are you concerned about the quality of your tap water? Do you want to ensure that your drinking water is free from harmful Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)? Look no further, as this article will guide you through effective methods to remove TDS from your water supply, ensuring clean and safe water for you and your family.

What are Total Dissolved Solids?

Before diving into how to remove TDS, let's understand what exactly Total Dissolved Solids are. TDS refers to any inorganic salts, minerals, metals, cations, or anions present in water. These substances can contribute to the overall taste, appearance, and quality of your water. Common Total Dissolved Solids include calcium, magnesium, sodium, and carbonate.

The Risks of High TDS Levels

While some minerals in water are essential for our health, excessive levels of Total Dissolved Solids can pose risks. High TDS levels can result in a bitter or metallic taste, cloudy appearance, or even unpleasant odors in your water. Additionally, prolonged consumption of water high in TDS can have potential health effects, such as an increased risk of kidney stones or high blood pressure.

Methods to Remove Total Dissolved Solids

There are several effective methods to remove TDS from water supply that will help you achieve cleaner and healthier water. Let's explore these methods:

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Filtration

One of the most popular and efficient methods to remove Total Dissolved Solids is through the use of Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration systems. These systems utilize a semi-permeable membrane that selectively filters out TDS, leaving you with purified water. RO filtration not only removes TDS but also eliminates various contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and chlorine. It is a reliable and long-term solution for clean water.


Distillation is another effective method for TDS removal. This process involves boiling water and collecting the steam, which is then condensed back into liquid form. The impurities and Total Dissolved Solids are left behind during the boiling process, resulting in purified water. While distillation is an effective method, it can be a time-consuming process and may not be suitable for large quantities of water.


Deionization is a process that involves the use of resins to remove both organic and inorganic ions from water, including TDS. This method uses ion-exchange to replace the unwanted ions with hydrogen and hydroxide ions, resulting in demineralized water. Deionisation is commonly used in laboratory settings and can be combined with other filtration methods for optimal results.


Having clean and safe drinking water is essential for our health and well-being. By utilising methods such as reverse osmosis filtration, distillation, deionisation, you can successfully remove Total Dissolved Solids from your water supply. Invest in a reliable water filtration system today and enjoy the benefits of pure and refreshing water for years to come.

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