Overview of existing filter types and cleaning systems
All filters can be divided into drinking water purification systems and domestic water.
Filters for non-potable water
Mechanical filter. Designed to combat water insoluble substances such as sand, clay and silt particles, as well as rust. Such contaminants harm the mechanisms of your household appliances such as a boiler or dishwasher.
Carbon filter. It mainly traps pathogenic bacteria and neutralizes chlorine, whose effects on the skin often cause irritation and dryness.
Softener. Neutralizes hardness salts, thus preventing scale formation on the heating elements of your appliances. This way, for example, your washing machine will last longer, and thanks to the soapy properties of soft water, you can save on detergent.
Dehumidifier. Reduces iron in the water, which prevents rusty leaks in your bathroom and sanitary ware, unwanted staining of things and helps to extend the service life of the internal piping of the room in which it is installed.
Ultraviolet disinfection agent. It is used to remove microorganisms and bacteria from the water, its radiation is absolutely safe for health, and maintenance costs are almost zero.
Filters for complex cleaning. They are installed at the entrance of the water pipe into the apartment and allow solving several problems simultaneously: softening the water, removing iron, manganese, organics, etc. Thus, such a system will save you from the need to install several filters in a row. From now on, both in your kitchen and in the bathroom, clean water will flow from the taps.
Drinking water filters
Filter jug. It is the simplest cleaning system and consists of two components: a tank and a cleaning element. It has low productivity because water passes through the cartridge using its own pressure. The resource of the replacement cartridge allows cleaning up to 400 liters of water, after which it requires replacement.
Filter nozzle on tap. Provides a good basic cleaning thanks to the sorption properties of the activated carbon in the device. Provides a capacity of up to 3 liters per minute, and its resource is designed for 3000 liters.
Desktop filter. As a rule, it contains one or two cleaning elements and is installed next to the sink by connecting to the tap with a connecting tube.
Stationary system. It has an advantage in quality of cleaning in comparison with previously considered systems, due to the presence of a large number of series connected cleaning elements. You can buy it at Alkaline Water Pitchers website.