[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”5432″ img_size=”full”][vc_custom_heading text=”What are Dissolved Solids?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Dissolved solids or total dissolved solids (TDS) are minerals, salts, metals, cations, or ions found in water. These dissolved substances include inorganic salts like calcium, potassium, magnesium, bicarbonates, sodium, sulfates, and chlorides. Sometimes, dissolved substances include small amounts of organic substances. While these water contaminants do not pose any threat to human health, they are indicators of the aesthetic characteristics of drinking water.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2qpNmhznQ0″][vc_custom_heading text=”What are the Health Issues Associated with Dissolved Solids in Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Since dissolved solids are not primary pollutants, they are never associated with any human health issue. However, these substances are known as indicators of the quality of the water system. Therefore, their presence in a water system means there’s a need to improve the filtration and maintenance of the water.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Do Dissolved Solids Affect the Quality of Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Dissolved solids act as an indication of the bad quality of your water. The more dissolved solids in your water, the higher the hardness of the water. Additionally, it affects the taste of the drinking water by making it taste bitter, brackish, or salty. Fortunately, these do not harm human health.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What is the Regulated Standard for Dissolved Solids in Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The secondary drinking water regulation for dissolved solids is 500 mg/L, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Although higher levels do not cause harm to human health, it’s crucial to keep the level below the regulated standard.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Do You Remove Dissolved Solids from Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The best treatment solution to remove dissolved solids from drinking water depends on the nature of the cations and anions. A water softener works best in removing dissolved solids if caused by calcium, iron, and magnesium. For potassium, sodium, or chloride, a reverse osmosis system or distillation unit works best to eliminate the contaminant.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar title=”List of Contaminants” sidebar_id=”cs-1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]