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Brita vs Pur water filters: And the flexibility of Jeet Kune Do…

Posted May 06 2010 5:07am


Introduction

Jeet Kune Do has truly been an aspiration for many. Also known as 'the way of the intercepting fist', the philosophy apart from the martial arts discipline holds much fascination for everyone else except the 'purists'  themselves.

The philosophy in itself is based on the sole example of water.  In an interview with a Hong Kong television channel, he said: "Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow, or it can crash! Be water, my friend." In short, water is flexible, and one must be flexible in order to learn this martial art form, and perhaps in living life to its fullest as well.

At another level, the flexibility of water can be understood as it is normally called the 'universal solvent'. Apart from being able to take any form, one can subject it to treatment in order to purify it (thanks to its flexibility yet again!).

Filtration

One of these common methods is known as 'filtration' which uses a 'physical barrier' that only allows the fluid to pass through, while stopping individual particles (solids) that are a part of water as well.

Since clean drinking water has become a priority in today's world as its contaminated version is the cause of degeneration and disease, the use of water filters have become common place. To add to this, the human body requires almost 2 liters of water everyday, and so there's no doubt that obtaining clean water for drinking becomes more and more important in the world that is fast declining from environmental abuse.

There are several types of water filters that are available, and among the ones that are available, the Brita and Pur Water filters have recently come into the spotlight for their groundbreaking approach to water filter technology.

Brita vs Pur Water Filters

While the Brita Water Filter uses the Maxtra 4-step filtration, the Pur Water Filter uses their own 2 to 3-step filtration, in order to purify water for drinking whether at home or at work.

When it comes to the method that Brita uses, the first step involves pre-filtration that removes particles in normal tap water after which the ion exchange resin reduced levels of carbonate hardness. The next step involved in the filtration process is the treatment of water using activated carbon which eliminates substances that alter the taste and smell of tap water. Finally, a special fine mesh filter retains the 'filtrate', thus preparing clean water for drinking purposes. And these four steps are achieved by using the Maxtra cartridge that needs to be purchased.

The Pur Water filter technology uses a similar purification method (while calling their cartridge a 'filter'), except for the fact that their third step involves passing the water over natural minerals that makes the water taste better. This is after the second step which involves filtering the water using the carbon microfilter (which is the second step for the Brita filtration process as well).

In Closing

It is really hard to distinguish as to which one is the better product as both of them use almost the same methods of filtration for pure drinking water, but if I had to make a personal choice, Pur water filter would be my choice because of their step number three using natural minerals.

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