Ultra Filtration uses Hollow Fiber Technology, a membrane filtration process which uses standard home water pressure to push water through its semi permeable membrane. Suspended particles and materials of high molecular weight are unable to pass through the 0.2 micron UF membrane, leaving with only fresh clean water and dissolved minerals to pass through in the product water.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a filtration process where water molecules are forced through a semi-permeable membrane under intense pressure. The semi-permeable membrane only allows water molecules to pass through, treating the water by reducing total dissolved solids (TDS). TDS could include various unwanted heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, chromium and radium and microorganisms, such as cryptosporidium and giardia etc. It has to be noted that all the different contaminants are not necessarily in your water, which needs water testing in a laboratory to ensure.
Ultraviolet water purification is a unique and rapid method of water disinfection without the use of heat or chemicals. Ultraviolet water purifiers utilize germicidal ultraviolet lamps that produce short wave radiation lethal to bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms present in water. Through the years ultraviolet technology has become well established as a method of choice for effective and economical water disinfection.
Hard water is water that contains dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese. Hard water is probably the most common water problem found in the home. Hard water can leave spots on your glasses and dishes make laundry dingy, cause soap scum, and scale to build up around showers and faucets. Hard water also can build up, causing hard water stains and buildup inside your water appliances, including dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters or geysers etc.. According to the Water Quality Association, water that contains more than 1 GPG (grain per gallon) i.e. 17.1 parts per million (PPM) of these dissolved minerals is considered hard water.
Relative levels of hardness have been established:
The most common treatment for hard water in homes is an ion exchange water softener. An ion exchange softener removes dissolved hard minerals from the water, and creates “soft” water.
Soft water is water that contains few or no hardness causing dissolved minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese. Water softening involves a process called “ion exchange” to remove the dissolved minerals that can’t be trapped by a standard filter. Softeners use fresh resin beads with sodium ions attached to the resin. As water enters the tank, dissolved calcium and magnesium are attracted to the resin. The resin “exchanges” the sodium for the dissolved chemicals and the water is then rid of these impurities. Alternatively, nanofiltration (NF) a RO membrane based technology can be used to remove most of the hardness from water.
Water filtration is water that has gone through filters to reduce the amount of iron, hydrogen sulfide, aesthetic chlorine taste and odor as well as microorganisms, such as cryptosporidium and giardia. Water filtration involves separating mineral particles, like particulates, iron, hydrogen sulfide or organic matter, from the water molecule (H2O). By passing water through a “filter bed,” or “media bed,” these granular particles are trapped – allowing the clean water to pass through.
A water softener removes the harsh minerals commonly found in hard water, leaving you with softer mineral-free water that is much easier and gentler on everything that uses water. Use of soft water helps in cleaner sinks and faucets, brighter and cleaner clothes, cleaner plumbing, and overall elimination of scale build up in various home appliances. This helps in cleaning homes easier and wouldn’t need stronger chemical cleaners. So, it helps in saving money and is better for the environment.
Water is critical in regulating all body organs and temperature, and dissolving solids and moving nutrients throughout the body. Because water is naturally low in sodium, has no fat, cholesterol or caffeine and isn’t flushed straight through the body like many other beverages, it’s the natural solution to help reach your body’s daily fluid quota.
How much water should you consume? Most adults need 2 to 3 liters of water or fluids daily, but needs vary by activity level, health circumstances (including pregnancy) and even by age. For example, a 27 kg child would need a minimum of at least 0.9 liters of water a day, or about three to four glasses of 240 ml capacity each. But an 80 kg man would need about 2.7 liters of water a day or about 11-12 glasses of 240 ml capacity each. And people may need more water as they age, since thirst signals may become dull, activity levels decline and prescription drugs may dehydrate their bodies further.
Water helps our bodies remove toxins in many different ways. Water flushes toxins and waste from the body through urination and perspiration. Water helps reduce constipation and aids in bowel movements which ensures that wastes are removed quickly and regularly before they can become poisonous in the body. This waste buildup can occur in the body if dehydration becomes a regular occurrence and this can cause headaches, toxicity and illness. Drinking enough water will also lessen the burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products.
Blood Pressure: The blood pressure also known as hypertension can be combated in many ways, such as quitting smoking, drinking alcohol or overweight. Water can also help lower this pressure, as blood is mainly comprised of water. Excessive salt consumption can adversely affect blood pressure, but luckily sodium can be flushed out of the body by drinking clean purified water daily. So, drinking a healthy amount of water each day can maintain a healthy heart but what happens if we don’t drink enough water? Dehydration will definitely affect your blood pressure adversely.
Cholesterol: In addition to regular exercise and dietary control, drinking water in sufficient amount can actually thin the blood, making in a natural way to help the blood pump more smoothly. When the body is dehydrated, the blood becomes acidic which can lead to a build-up in LDL levels of cholesterol. Drinking plenty of water will keep your blood ways clean and eliminate excess buildup of cholesterol waste from the body.
- Get the feed water analyzed for total dissolved solids (TDS) and hardness.
- Estimate the present and future water usage
- Find out the feed water pressure (e.g height of water storage tank from the kitchen area or city water feed pressure)
- Consult B&P Aqua Systems for testing services and for a suitable water system