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What is low mineralized water?

What is low mineralized water? 

This concept is crucial in evaluating the economic viability of the exploitation of a mineral deposit. Low mineral deposits generally presents challenges to mining profitability, as extraction and processing costs can exceed the value of the minerals recovered. Therefore, the feasibility of developing a deposit with weak mineralization often depends on the utilization of more advanced technologies, efficient extraction methods and the optimization of concentration and refining processes.

In some cases, low or weak mineralization may have economic value if exploited together with other minerals in an integrated mining operation. Additionally, it can sometimes be a sign of the nearby presence of higher grade deposits, which may motivate additional exploration in the area.

But what does weakly mineralized water mean?

What does low mineralized water mean?

The term low mineralized water refers to water that contains a relatively low concentration of dissolved minerals compared to waters that have higher mineralization.

Low mineralization generally indicates less than 200 mg/L of Ca2+, Mg2+, and Na. Moderate mineralization indicates between 200 and 700 mg/L.

Weakly mineralized water is usually softer and has a lighter flavor compared to higher mineralized water, which may have a more pronounced flavor due to the presence of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfates and bicarbonates. To obtain this type of water, different techniques can be used, such as installing a filter for the tap.

Consumption of low mineralized water is often associated with a refreshing sensation and may be preferred by some people due to its milder taste. It is also less likely to cause mineral deposit buildup in appliances and plumbing systems, as the low concentration of dissolved minerals reduces scale formation.

Why and when is weak mineralization water recommended?

Now that we know what weakly mineralized water means, we can know the reasons why its consumption is recommended. Some reasons why it is advisable to consume this type of water are:

  • Light taste: Weakly mineralized water tends to have a milder, less pronounced flavor compared to water with higher mineralization.
  • Hydration: Water with weak mineralization is equally effective for hydration as water with higher mineralization.
  • Less mineral buildup: Water with high mineralization can leave mineral residue on pipes, appliances, and kitchen utensils. Weakly mineralized water tends to reduce the accumulation of mineral deposits.
  • Culinary use: Weakly mineralized water is often preferred by chefs and cooks due to its mild flavor, which can allow the natural flavors of foods to stand out more in culinary preparations.
  • Medical Recommendations: In some cases, doctors may recommend weakly mineralized water for people with certain medical conditions.

However, generally you want as much minerals you can get from your tap water as long as it tastes great. PitcherPro by Tappwater adds magnesium to the water and thereby increases alkalinity.

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