Water Quality has both objective and subjective aspects.
Objective: It is generally accepted that objective water quality deals with the limitation of physical substance which may be considered harmful, or at least not useful to ingest. A wide variety of Brand and Governmental standards are set up worldwide and are always changing. This aspect typically deals with the ability to separate constituents from the water and can consist of many methods such as mechanical trapping, reverse osmosis, boiling, centripidation, centrifugation, ion exchange, and others. As far as filtration goes, we recommend high-quality Carbon Block Filters, which are very different from standard off the shelf filters.
Subjective: Subjective Water Quality can include objective factors, but generally deals with the overall subject of quality. This can include measurements such as PH, conductivity, ORP, Oxygen levels, turbidity, etc. To date, there is not worldwide accepted ‘methods of standard’ for subjective or overall water quality. Arguably by opinion, Crystal Microscopy may be the best foundational pre-cursor we have seen to date. Along with other objective methods, we believe an excellent functional water assessment can be predicted, depending on the application.
In addition, there are passive forms of water treatment such as UV radiation, ‘structuring’, (which may be induced by magnets, piezo electric effects, vortexing, and other means.) These primarily fall under the subjective category and can include a number of objective factors. Some of the objective factors are measurements made by both complex and simple means to determine the changes in the water. Their repeatability is the most important factor in consideration to the objectivity, which assists in the overall subjective understanding.
All in all, what initially seems fairly simple, is quite a complex subject. However, there are ways to simplify. Many conventional technologies that are well known and developed have good objective test methods which allow for objective assessments. However, this does not guarantee any performance when installed into a complex system.
In the field of water revitalization, there are some objective and subjective methods that are repeatable.
Everything is up for debate, including the sub-atomic physics of electrodynamics itself. Until that is clearly sorted, it is likely no clear-cut understanding at a scientific level can be achieved, in assessing water quality. Applications testing and observed results, with a mixture of repeatable systematic behavior, combined with a systems (holistic) approach will likely be the most productive level of assessment. Structured Water is not going to go away, simply because it is water before excessive processing or contamination.