(08-24-2014, 01:28 PM)NODOOM Wrote:(08-24-2014, 01:09 PM)Octo Wrote: Good fishing luck my friend. I can imagine it's pretty damn tranquil out there
Just me and the wildlife. The wildlife is peaceful. There is a dog that comes by every now and again. I think he lives around here. Not sure if he has an owner yet.
Can anyone recommend a water filter that is not too expensive?
You really should speak with someone who knows about water purification, and just filtering alone will not remove those nasty kritters.
Water filters are a complicated topic because there are so many models available (over 2,500 different models manufactured by more than 500 companies), and because there are so many types of filtration strategies and combinations of strategies used. The basic concept behind nearly all filters, however, is fairly simple. The contaminants are physically prevented from moving through the filter either by screening them out with very small pores and/or, in the case of carbon filters, by trapping them within the filter matrix by attracting them to the surface of carbon particles (the process of adsorption).
There are three main types of filters, and sometimes more than one are combined into a single unit. You will read about micron or sub micron filtration. This is a measure of how good the filter is at removing particles from the water - smaller is better. A micron is a unit of measure - one micron is about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. A filter that removes particles down to 5 microns will produce fairly clean-looking water, but most of the water parasites, bacteria, cryptosporidia, giardia, etc. will pass through the pores. A filter must trap particles one micron or smaller to be effective at removing cryptosporidia or giardia cysts. Viruses can not be physically removed by any filtration method.
A benefit of all home filters is that they are passive. That is they require no electricity to filter the water - normal home water pressure is used to push the water though the filter. The only routine maintenance required is periodic replacement of the filtration element. As long as the cost of the replacement filter elements is reasonable, the cost of owning a even a high-end water filter can be quite low if you look at the cost over several years and compare it with other solutions.
This quake/eruption is a 4.2, and Eyjafjallajökull was a 4.0, so I am assuming we can expect much worse that wha was experienced previously.
Wait, cancel the doom:
As of 15 April, the eruption (Eyja...) was not large enough to have an effect on global temperatures like that of Mount Pinatubo and other major past volcanic eruptions... (from wikipedia).