Carbon Filtration – Coconut Shell Carbon Filtration systems were developed to remove chlorine, chloramines (chlorine and ammonia). It can reduce hydrogen sulfide and other organic contaminants. Because of coconut shell carbon’s wide surface area and its porosity, this form of filtration can remove chemicals that have proven difficult to expel using other forms of carbon. It improves taste and removes odors, chlorine, color, organic and synthetic organic substances, fertilizers, trichloroethylene, pesticides, and detergents for clear, safe, drinking, bathing, and cooking water. Carbon filtration does not remove hard water, but with a combination filtered/soft system, you can have both at the same time, plus the carbon filter allows the media bed in the softener to last much longer because it removes the chlorine.
Sulfur Smell in Water – Sulfur smells or rotten egg smells in water can be caused by different reactions. If the odor is coming from the hot water side only, it’s probably a hot water heater issue. It can be caused by the presence of sulphate bacteria, or it can also be caused from a chemical reaction with the water heater’s anode rod. If sulfur smell is present in both hot and cold water, it stems from the presence of hydrogen sulfide in your water supply from an underground source. Catalytic Carbon does a better job of removing hydrogen sulfide gas from the water than Coconut Shell Carbon. Catalytic Carbon has been modified using a process that improves its catalytic capabilities giving it a higher capacity for chlorine reduction/removal, better reduction of THMs, VOCs and chloramines. There are also other system solutions available to resolve this problem.
Reverse Osmosis Systems – Reverse Osmosis Systems use a process that reverses the flow of water in a natural process of osmosis so that water passes from a more concentrated solution to a more dilute solution through a semi-permeable membrane. Pre-and post-filters are often incorporated along with the reverse osmosis membrane itself. Reverse Osmosis Systems have a very high effectiveness in removing protozoa, bacteria, viruses along with common chemical contaminants such as metal ions, aqueous salts, including sodium, chloride, copper, chromium, and lead; may reduce arsenic, fluoride, radium, sulfate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, nitrate, and phosphorous.
You may have heard of “0” water? Well, that is not always the best. Our bodies need some minerals too. While the reverse osmosis removes all the objectionable impurities, it unfortunately removes all the good minerals too, hence “0” water. If the customer is concerned with getting back the good minerals, an additional filter can be installed to put back the desired trace minerals the body needs in the final filter; this is called “Remineralization”.