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 explanatory: 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).
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Activated carbon has various applications, from gas masks and kitchen appliances to drugs and poisons. Its main use though is water purification, as it has spectacular absorbing and filtering capabilities.
Activated carbon, either in the form of granular, i.e. pulverized activated carbon or activated carbon block, filters water from a wide list of harmful substances. Activated carbon achieves impressive success rates, filtering out chemicals.
Even though reverse osmosis is technically an under-sink water filter, it actually has its own separate water filters category since it has a completely different technology. RO (reverse osmosis) membrane has only a 0.0001 μm (microns) permeability. This means that it can remove all particles, organisms, bacteria and viruses that are bigger than 0.0001 microns!
Water filters, depending on where they are installed and how many "housings" they have, treat water before it reaches our glass, reducing or removing a high percentage (some times spectacularly) of harmful chemicals and particles. Depending on your water quality, you can choose from a wide range of water filters that improve your water's taste and odour, giving you fresh and clean water.
The following article describes in detail the important issue of Chromium 6, namely hexavalent chromium and the way they deal with it in America.
The unique properties of free of metals, spotless water actually make PH measurements in our body unnecessary.
Let's look last week's water news:
In June 2016 Primato Hellas became official distributor of Watts Water Technologies products.
Carbon over time
No one knows exactly when the properties of carbon were discovered. It goes back in time so much that scientists cannot date the period when humans first started using carbon.
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We learned about when we are thirsty, what happens after all with the cold shower, we were shocked by the water that is eaten and yet we did not cover many questions. There are so many others and even more are raised every day, such as, why does the glass sweat, why does the water bubble when it comes out of the bottle since it does not contain carbonate? These and much more you will discover below.
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.