Healthy water is an absolute necessity of life. It is involved in many essential body functions ranging from regulating body temperature to flushing out toxins and protecting body tissues, joints as well as the spinal cord. Without healthy water, parts of your body such as the skin would lack its proper shape and fullness. This blog will go into detail about the importance of water filtration so that you’re drinking the best quality water to keep you healthy.

Various water sources like lakes, springs, wells and community water supplies which are supposedly safe for drinking, can be equally be unsafe for consumption as chemical and microbiological contaminants affect overall water quality. Boiling water used to be sufficient enough to kill many germs and bacteria, making it safe to consume. However, things have since changed as boiling water, even for more than 20 minutes will not get rid of new age contaminants such as pesticides and other dangerous chemicals that find their way into our water sources. That’s why it’s crucial to understand the importance of water filtration, and purification options to keep your family’s drinking water safe. Water filters remove bacteria and harmful chemicals which can cause diseases and poor health.

Here are some of the reasons to filter your water:

• Filtering your water results in not only better tasting, but also better smelling water by removing chemicals, pesticides, chlorine, bacterial contaminants and iron. An example being salt/hard water after it’s been filtered.

• Research shows that water filters reduce the risk of certain cancers including colon cancer, rectal cancer, and bladder cancer by ridding water of chlorine and chlorine by-products.

• Most water filters are designed to selectively remove toxic contaminants while retaining healthy mineral deposits that help to balance the pH of drinking water.

• By removing bacteria such as cryptosporidium, water purification systems like reverse osmosis technology have been shown to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disease by more than 80%.

• Filtered water is vital for children as it provides, clean, healthy water that’s essential for their immune systems.

• Water filters act as the last line of defense against over 2,100 known toxins that may enter the body through drinking water.

Now that you understand the advantages of water filtration. Let us help you get to know the various types of water filtration media and other water technology so you can make the best choice for your hospital, hotel, restaurant, company, residence or organization. THE SHELL AND THE SNAIL Water filtration media (snail) are usually powdery or granular substances that vary in thickness, is the hidden hero of water filtration systems(shell). People are more likely to know about filtration system technology than they are to know about the media used in these systems — but that’s a mistake. Anyone who wants to make the most out of their water filter should understand the media being used as it is almost always personalized to the toxins specific to their water source.

The most popular systems include activated carbon, reverse osmosis, mixed media, and UV filters. However, most systems use a combination of these methods for optimal filtration. The most popular media are

1. Activated carbon: Widely used throughout a number of industries to remove undesirable components from liquids or gases, activated carbon can be applied to an unending number of solutes that require the removal of contaminants or undesirable materials.

2. Reverse osmosis membrane: The reverse osmosis process is an incredibly popular filtration system that removes a large percentage of impurities from water, including some dangerous ones like asbestos and hexavalent chromium. It works by pushing water through a semi-permeable membrane that allows water molecules through but traps water-soluble toxins like heavy metals, organics, bacteria, and pyrogens.

3. Ultra violet light (UV filtration): Water is pumped into a chamber which houses an ultraviolet bulb. The ultraviolet rays produced are fine-tuned to a frequency that best attacks microbes. These rays pierce the cell walls, damaging contaminants and their DNA so that they can’t reproduce. This renders dangerous contaminants, such as E.Coli and giardia completely harmless.

4. Resin softener: A water softener/resin softener is typically a filtering agent meant to remove magnesium and calcium in the water to make the water soft and healthy for domestic use

5. Quartz stone & sand: Quartz sand as a filtration medium, under a certain amount of pressure can remove suspended solids, organic matter, colloidal particles, microorganisms, chlorine, odor and some heavy metal ions from water effectively.

6. Green sand: Greensand is the name commonly applied to a sandy rock or sediment containing a high percentage of the mineral glauconite but this time from zeolite. It has been incorporated into countless filters due to its flexibility and efficiency in the removal of iron and manganese as the primary contaminants in both the municipal and industrial markets

7. Katalox: Katalox acts as a catalyst and can be used in commercial, residential and industrial water treatment systems for control of difficult to remove contaminants like iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide, arsenic, zinc, copper, lead, radium, uranium and other radionuclides and heavy metals.

8. Calcite: Calcite is a crushed and screened white marble media which can be used to neutralize acidic or low pH waters to a neutral, less corrosive state. Upon contact with calcite, acidic waters slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate to raise the pH which reduces potential leaching of copper, lead and other metals found in typical plumbing systems.

Now you know what goes into filtration systems, you should understand why you need one for your daily needs and operations. H20 Solutions provide all the aforementioned filtration media and many more. Feel free to call us for enquiries and purchases.