If you're thinking about installing a home water filter as part of a project, you may be wondering about the different types that are currently available. This article explores the various types of home water filters currently on the market.
These filters are made from materials such as paper and activated carbon, which are then sandwiched between two pieces of plastic. They're used in larger, industrial-style water filters as they have the highest efficiency rate for removing harmful contaminants from drinking water. They can also be used in a domestic setting where the water source is known to be safe for the user.
These filters are specially designed for destroying harmful organisms in your water supply. The UV light destroys key parts of DNA, which render each waterborne organism inert by the time they reach your body.
Plasma ionisers are three-stage systems, but they are also very simple to use. You simply fill the bottle with tap water, screw on the filter and drop in an ionizer cartridge. The cartridge delivers charged ions into the water which creates a hydrostatic charge which removes contaminants from the water. Each system has a range of sizes and kits that vary from cheaper to more expensive. They can be used indoors and outdoors or in bathroom sinks, and some systems are also installed inside the kitchen sink.
Metal-ion filters use a strong electric current to break down disease-causing pathogens like cholera and E. coli, reducing the concentration of bacteria in the water to that of drinking water. These filters usually deliver ultra-high concentrations of negatively charged metal ions to the water, which disrupts the bacterial membranes and the bacteria's water-soluble proteins, rendering it undrinkable. The advantage of using a metal-ion system is that it can be fitted at the point where water is drawn from the tap and doesn't need to be passed through a purification device. This also means it can be fitted to the main water supply, reducing the number of new micro-organisms entering your home.
Finding the best water filter for your home will depend on what's most important to you. If you would like to find out more, you should get in touch with a company which can talk you through the various options on the table when it comes to home water filters. A member of the team will be happy to help.