[Part 2] The ultimate comparison of different water purification systems
As detailed in our previous post, most home-use water purification methods comprise of physical, chemical, and more often than not, a combination of both methods to purify water. It’s also apparent that countertop distillers (with an active carbon stage) are the most effective water purification systems at removing contaminants from water. However, two issues remain:
- Like other purification technologies, they remove the good, healthy elements in water along with the contaminants and pollutants.
- They are energy intensive.
At Mitte, we aim to reinvent the way we drink water at home, and were founded with the goal of improving lives with better water. After two years of spending countless of hours on R&D, prototyping, conducting experiments and user testings, we have built a machine that both purifies and enhances your drinking water. Inspired by the natural water cycle, it first purifies tap water with a proprietary distillation-based method, then enhances that pure water with essential minerals.
Water can be an essential source of minerals for the human body, and many minerals have higher bioavailability in water than in food, such as calcium and magnesium. However, other water purification systems remove important healthy minerals in water along with the contaminants, creating water that’s only pure, but not healthy*. Mitte solves this problem by using mineral cartridges to replicate the process that occurs in nature when water flows through rocks, picking up minerals along the way. This unique process adds back all the minerals and trace elements that other water purifiers remove, giving you water that’s not just clean, but also healthy*.
Furthermore, we built Mitte with sustainability in mind. It not only replaces the consumption of plastic bottled water (thus resulting in less plastic wastage), but also recycles energy within the system. Energy is recycled at two spots – the heat exchanger and thermoelectric heat pumps. In fact, Mitte will be the only energy-recycling home-use distiller in the market, with a high coefficient of performance (COP – an indication of how many times you can reuse energy in a system) similar to that of a condenser dryer or dishwasher with an A+++ energy rating. Right now, we are further improving our design for mass production, aiming for an even higher COP to further reduce power consumption of the machine.
In the following table, we’ve added Mitte in a new column on the right, comparing it against other purification devices listed in the previous table.
Mitte is a solution that transcends the limits of current home water systems that strips essential minerals from your diet, giving you control over the quality of your drinking water. And we can’t wait to share what we have created with you. Sign up to join our waiting list now.