When considering Purchasing your Water Filters
Explanations to Water Filtration Systems
There are numbers different methods of filtering water; each filter has varying degrees of effectiveness, and varying costs. The general purpose of filtering water is to improve the waterâ€™s hygiene, taste and aesthetic qualities.
The different types filtering methods employed in water filters for fridges, water coolers and water dispensers and Bubblers is to produce pure filtered water.
There are many and varied choices depending on the degree of purity you want (and/or reductions in contaminant in the water source). Mostly, the more you pay/investing in your filter the better the end results.
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Here we list some of the most comment water filter methods for a water cooler with a re fillable bottle on top and a filter inside the filters inside a water bottle are called bottle filters or BFA (an example of it can be found at Bottle filter ) they typically made to have a four or five stage filter system inside- Two stage Sediment, Carbon&Ceramic as final filter.
Filters for a water cooler connected to the mains supply:
Commonly the filters used for mains connected water coolers POU are water filters called CB, (Carbon Block) or activated carbon, designed to reduce such contaminates as sediments, tastes, smells, pesticides, chlorine and a myriad more.
Activated Carbon Filtration is an established technology that works through absorption of the problematic compounds, primarily to remove taste and odor but these systems will also remove some harmful contaminants. AC is a highly porous material with a very large surface area. Chemical pollutants are attracted to and held by the AC’s surface (it is a bit like bloting paper) These water filters are best suited for the removal of organic compounds.
UV (Ultra Violet) Filters are for water coolers connected to mains supply – UV Filters (see an example of a UV Filter at Aqua Pro UV Filter they are designed for biological unsafe water and are able to kill the majority of bacteria and viruses in the water which passes through them.
However, UV (Ultra Violet) Filters won’t remove chemical pollutants from the water (for these you use CB Carbon Block filters). Also you should note that the treatment is ineffective outside of the treatment area, so water should be used immediately after it is treated.
Another type is the Ceramic water filters;Royal Daltonis one of the most famous brands. These filters are also commonly used for biologically suspect or extremely contaminated water.
To removeFluorideand most other contaminates there are the specialized filters (often but not always using a combination of sediment and carbon water filters) see our extensive information on RO Reverses Osmosis filters they combine several technologies to help remove the more complex chemicals”such as Fluoride”found in our water today.
Then there are the Water Ionizers specifically to improve your health, see extensive information at Ion life F.A.Q .
The definitive answer to the problem of fluoride in our drinking water – and the most effective long term solution is undoubtedly the Reverse Osmosis technology, which removes up to 98% of fluoride, with similar rates for all other chemicals and pollutants from your drinking water.
Because Reverse Osmosis is so efficient, it also removes all minerals from the water, which actually causes it to be acidic as it draws carbon dioxide from the air on pouring.
The RO systems work by pressuring water up against a semi-permeable membrane that stops contaminants from passing but allows clean water to get through. Both health-related related contaminates-such as lead and asbestos-as well as many aesthetic contaminates that can affect taste, color and odor of water are reduced or eliminated by an RO system.
Reverse Osmosis systems, produce high-quality water perfect for use in drinking, cooking and making ice cubes. The low mineral content of ROtreated water also makes it ideal for use in horticulture, steam irons, car batteries and humidifiers. Today, more than 70 percent of Australians say they are concerned about the quality of their home water. A reverse osmosis system is an effective means producing gallons/Liters of fresh water at a fraction of the cost of premium-bottled water.