With so many areas dealing with questionable drinking water, water filtration systems are becoming increasingly popular. There are several different types of water filtration systems available, and each one has their own unique benefits. We can provide you with all the information needed so you can confidently choose the system that will work best for you.
Water treatment and filter options
There are a variety of options available to you.
Whole home systems
- Carbon filters
- Carbon filters are actually part of a three-stage purification process. They are very effective in removing harmful chlorine from water that has an unpleasant taste and smell. In addition, sediment and contaminants are also removed.
- The first stage of the filtration process is the utilization of a sediment filter that removes most of the larger particles and matter.
- The second stage utilizes kinetic degradation fluxion filters. These remove the chlorine from water by turning it into chloride.
- The utilization of activated carbon filters is included in the final stage. The carbon can be porous, a solid, or granular. The negatively charged carbon attracts positively charged contaminants. The contaminants stick to the filter rather than remaining in your water.
- Reverse osmosis
Reverse osmosis works by forcing contaminated water through a fine membrane at high pressure. It is a slower type of purification process, but it is highly beneficial, because it removes almost every type of contaminant from your water, including radioactive particles. Reverse osmosis will also rid your water of any minerals.
Distillation purifies by heating your water. Water molecules will evaporate and cause condensation on the filter. The purified water will pass through, leaving the impurities behind. This process purifies water to such a great extent that many times it is remineralized before drinking. This is because some minerals are thought to be healthy.
Other types of systems?
There are a few more systems available, but these are used more for specific situations rather than as a whole-house method of purifying your water.
- Ultraviolet radiation
Uses UV light to kill any microorganisms found in your water. This system is extremely useful in parts of the world where untreated water can be very hazardous.
- Ceramic filters
Composed of fossilized diatomaceous earth. This filter removes harmful debris and microscopic organisms by squeezing them out of your water.
- Catalytic conversion
Used most commonly in disaster areas. Instead of removing harmful elements, this filtration process turns those elements into safer substances.
When it comes to deciding which water filtration system will work best for your home, our knowledgeable staff s is here to help. We will discuss your individual needs and guide you towards the system that will benefit you the most.