Friday, February 15, 2013
The choices for home water filtration solutions are many. Many of these systems found in homes serve to filter the water that comes through the kitchen taps so that you and your family will have clean drinking water as well as clean water to cook with.
Types of Home Water Filtration Solutions
The most common system contains a filter device that can be placed on or under the counter.
Portable filter water systems can be kept in the fridge. These are pitcher type systems that have two chambers that is separated by a carbon filter. The top chamber is where the unfiltered water goes, it then drips through a carbon filter and the the clean, drinkable water collects in the bottom chamber.
There are also filter systems that are designed to work with specific refrigerator built in ice maker and water dispenser systems.
Water filtration systems that fit directly on taps tend to be another common way that households filter their water. These types of systems can average up to 100 gallons of water before the filter needs to be changed.
Some of the home water filtration systems can also be used on bathroom or bathtub faucets.
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Capabilities of Water Filtration Systems
One of the most common household water filtration systems is the Activated Carbon Absorption technique. This system is capable fo removing bad tastes and odors, and reduces impurities in the water. This process uses activated carbon (AC). If you use this system, you need to be aware that harmful bacteria can grow if the water is not changed often or if the filter is not changed often enough.
UV lamps are used in the Ultraviolet Disinfection system. Water flows past UV lamp lights which expose all microorganisms to a lethal dose of UV energy thus killing all the bacteria and viruses in the water without using any chemicals.
A system that effeciently removed sediment, colloidal matter, particle matter, toxic metals, radium, microorganisms, asbestos, pesticides, and herbicides from the water is the Ultrafiltration/Reverse Osmosis method. This system is also capable of dissolving solids up to 99%.
Reverse Osmosis and Activated Carbon Absorption is usually used in combination with Ultrafiltration/Reverse Osmosis in order to remove the lighter, low molecular weight organics.
Solid Block Carbon is a block of carbon with an intricate maze throughout. The water flows through the maze where the carbon block successfully blocks organic impurities from getting through.
Before deciding which filtration system is best for your home usage, it is wise to do some research on various systems so that you are aware of everything that the system you have in mind is capable of, as well as what it is not capable of.
Posted by JV at 4:35 PM