Countertop water filters are placed on your kitchen counter and are easily connected to your faucet with a diverter. With a switch of this diverter you can select unfiltered water (eg to wash your dishes) or filtered water (to drink, cook, wash vegetables etc). You can also fill empty bottles with clean water.
A water filter may be a small investment, but it is a very important decision for your health.
Especially nowadays when the pollution of our environment and our bodies has peaked and occurs every day in various ways, the provision of clean water should be taken for granted. It is a part we can intervene to protect ourselves and it is the least we can do for our well-being. If you are a resident of Athens, you should already know that the capital is a European city that receives positive reviews for its water quality.
Water filters have entered our lives for good and serve our needs for clean water in the best possible way!
More and more private and professional spaces are installing filtration systems to ensure the provision of water free from harmful substances, unpleasant odors and taste. However, there are many water filters available on the market and finding the right filter often seems difficult in this abundance of options. This is why we provide you with this complete guide to filter categories, their usage and, of course, their price range.
Do you suffer from allergies? Millions of people around the world suffer from allergies, usually due to certain types of food, dust and pollen. Each time the immune system detects an allergen, it produces the corresponding antibodies to fight it, thereby causing the known nasty symptoms.
We all know, and we shall all agree that water is essential to our health. However, how many of us have as a priority the consumption of clean water and, most of all, its adequate consumption? We are aware of the experts' advice on the amount of water we should drink, as well as of the importance of water filters, but at the fast pace we live, they probably end up being among the first things we neglect. Surely, you already know that the human body comprises 60% water. But do you know that the percentage of water in our brain reaches 85% and that in our blood reaches 90%?
Over the past 50 years, advances in granular filter media water filtration have been achieved by using smaller mesh size sand combined with garnet or garnet/anthracite (multimedia) to achieve a nominal 12 to 15µ rating and to improve bed design and fluidics.
Main water sources
Thessaloniki needs in water are met by various sources, namely by the Aravissos and Axios aqueducts, after special treatment at the refinery located in the area of Sindos. The aqueducts in the areas of Narres, Sindos and Kalohori are not currently in use, but are fully operational and ready to cover any urgent needs of the population or as an alternative to failures or inadequacies of the key sources.
Taking into account the need of the greek market for quality water filtration systems, we began in 2018 to produce greek devices in Thessaloniki, where the headquarters of our company are located. Due to the wide range of these devices, we manage to meet all our customers’ needs, both those who want to install a countertop filter and those who need an under-sink filter.
Ceramic Filters Company Inc is an american company that has been a pioneer and major manufacturer of ceramic water filtration systems since 1989, exporting them all over the world. In all its products, it incorporates innovative ideas as well as the latest technologies, offering effective systems that reduce hazardous elements in drinking water, while improving its taste and smell. After extensive studies, the company combined activated carbon, which is used extensively in water filtration, with special minerals such as zeolite, creating patented and high quality materials of outstanding efficiency.
What is activated carbon
If you want to buy a water filter or if you already have one, you must have already heard of the term "activated carbon", as it is the main means of water filtering and treatment. Activated carbon is made from peat, bamboo, charcoal, wood, sawdust, olive kernels, oil and coconut shell, with the latter being the most ecological and environmentally friendly of all and used in the highest quality water filters.
Active carbon is basically charcoal that has been heated and oxidized in order to be activated and for the size of its pores to be increased. Thus, the first step into producing activated carbon from a coconut is to turn that coconut into charcoal. How is this achieved? With heat. A lot of heat.
The main and most significant problem in Thessaloniki is water and how harmful it is to our health. At the time when these lines were written (June 2018), the Thessaloniki network was disbanded for the third time since the beginning of the year, causing residents to experience intense water shortages. Those "lucky" few with water, they had watter which was dirty and full of mud. Last year (2017), oil balls appeared in the Kalochori aqueduct.
We all use water daily, drinking water, cooking with water, cleaning with water, etc. So water is in our lives. Because of this, it is very reasonable to have encountered one or more water problems.
In this article we will mention the main problems that water has in Greece, how to recognize them and especially how to solve them.
The water filter is essentially a "shell" in which an activated carbon filter is usually placed. This replacement filter reduces harmful substances to the body. So when you choose where to install your filter (on the bench, under the counter or even in the kitchen tap), it remains to choose which or what replacement filters you will place inside. With this guide we hope to help you make the right choice for your area and the quality of your water.
In this article we'll try to explain what ultra filtration is and how it is applied through special hollow fiber membranes to clean and process water.
Their name is pretty explenatory: They are installed to your house's main water supply and they improve your water's quality. Whole house water filters are housings, in which we place 4 kinds of cartridges: wound string, polypropylene cartridges, limescale reduction cartridges and activated carbon filters.
Countertop water filters are devices (housings) that are placed on your kithcen counter, right next to your sink and remove chlorine and a wide list of chemicals from your drinking water. Inside this housing, there is usually a carbon block cartridge that does all the dirty job of cleaning your water. This will only work if you switch the diverter (picture) to "filtered water". If you don't switch the diverter to "filtered" then you can use your tap as usual (cleaning the dishes etc). This diverter is connected to the water filter via a thin white tube, through which water passes and goes to the water filter. The countertop water filter then cleans the water and you can have clean water from the water filter's own tap.
This is a very common question for our greek customers so let's start from the very basics. In order for water to be considered safe, it must be chlorinated. Chlirine basically disinfects water from harmful substances (from which people was dying back in the old days...). Chlorine can't remove or "kill" some harmful substances or heavy metals such as lead, limescale, arsenic etc. In fact, chlorine itself as well as its byproducts (such as chloroform) is harmful. It still is however the cheapest solution for disinfecting water.
In this article you'll read all the info you'll need before you buy an under-sink water filter. Water filters are actually housings, in which you place an activated carbon filter that reduces a bunch of harmful substances from your water. Depending on the quality and permeability of the carbon filter, these cartridges can reduce chlorine, heavy metals, Volatile organic chemicals etc.
Before I explain what Reverse Osmosis is (RO for short), I should probably explain what osmosis is. Put simply, osmosis is when solvent molecules (eg water) pass through a semi-permeable membrane to a solution or from a thinner solution to a denser solution. Semi permeable membrane (or RO membrane) allows solvent molecules to pass through (and nothing else).
George Margiolos was born in Thessaloniki and has graduated from the Department of Marketing of the Alexandreio Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. He is fluent in English and (not so fluent) in German.
Ηe has been Project Manager at Avery Dennison - Fastener Division in the UK. There, his main project was to redesign the company's products into new applications so as to become more environmentally friendly. In combination with the fact that in the UK people are more familiar with water filters, he has developed a love for environmentally friendly water filters, which reduce the use of plastic bottles and improving people's quality of life.
Since 2008, he has published over 300 unique educational and informative articles on water filters and new water treatment technologies.
Occasionally, universities and doctoral students request to use George Margiolos' articles in their research because of their quality and uniqueness.