How to Choose a Quality Under Sink Water Filter?
The most important thing to know when choosing a water filter is what contaminants you’re trying to remove, so before choosing a water filter you need to know:
– Your water supply whether you get your water from the city, rain water tank, dam, lake, well… etc.
– Your home’s proximity to industrial sites such as manufacturing plants, sewage treatment plants, mining operations, farms… etc.
– The type and age of the pipes and plumbing fixtures in your home.
Types of Water Filters:
– Undersink water filters, Under sink water filters attach to a cold water line (mains water) and provide filtered water to a separate water filter
faucet or 3 way mixer tap. These systems can either be installed by a handy homeowner, or by a plumber.
– Benchtop Water Filters.
– Whole House Water Filters.
Types of under sink water filters:
The most common type of water filters are:
– Reverse osmosis systems
– Ultrafiltration systems
– Carbon water filters
The most common types of water filtration and treatment methods (stages) are:
- Sediment Filters: are used to reduce and remove physical particles that are larger than a particular size from source water. Typical sediment filter is rated at 20 micron (ok), 10 micron (better), 5-1 micron (better yet) , or sub-micron (less than 1 micron, best but the slowest). A micron rating means that all particles larger than that will be trapped by a filter.
- Carbon Filters: Coconut shell carbon is a very powerful absorbent, Several forms are commonly used in water filtration like Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) and Carbon Block (CTO).
Carbon filters (charcoal filters) remove chlorine, bad tastes, odours and organic compounds from the water, also they reduce/remove a number of deleterious chemicals, and hundreds of other man-made chemicals that may come into contact with tap water.
- Ultra Filtration Membranes: The latest technology in the water filtration industry, it has 0.01 – 0.05 micron pore sizes which contributes to a high removal capability of particles, bacteria, viruses, colloids and silt, thereby producing high-quality water.
Ultrafiltration can easily filter off most of the same contaminants as the RO membrane, while keeping the dissolved minerals intact.
It is recomended for mains water with TDS less than 120 ppm.
- Reverse Osmosis Membranes: RO membrane has approximately 0.2 Nano (0.0002 micron = 0.0000002 millimeter) pore sizes which contributes to a very high removal capability of ions, bacteria, viruses, colloids and silt, thereby producing ultra pure water. Reverse Osmosis Filter removes 90% – 96% of ions in water such as: Arsenic / Benzene / Barium / Calcium / Chloride / Copper / Fluoride / Iro/10n / Lead / Magnesium / Manganese / Mercury / Nitrate / Nitrite / Potassium / Sodium / Sulphate / Total Dissolved Solids / Zinc.
- Alkaline Filters: produce alkaline antioxidant water, Hydrogen-rich alkaline water (8.5 to 9.5 pH), they have a superior anti-oxidation effect. Drinking alkaline water provides many benefits that may increase your allover health..
- KDF Filters: Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF) is a high-purity copper-zinc formulation that uses a basic chemical process known as redox (oxidation/reduction) to remove chlorine, lead, mercury, iron, and hydrogen sulfide from water. The process also has a mild anti-bacterial, algaecitic, and fungistatic, effect and may reduce the accumulation of lime scale.
- Mineral Cartridges: The mineral filter is mainly used as a final stage in RO systems which remove most of minerals from the water.
The mineral filter is specially designed to give us essential mineral to our body by using mainly a special formation with Calcium, Anti bacterial, Hydrogen Reducing, Fir Mineral balls.
It removes harmful Active oxygen(free radical) and improves antioxidant effect such as Vitamin C,E enhances the Bone Regeneration as well effective some illness.
Excellently emits FIR(far infrared rays) for the activation of our metabolism. Contains essential inorganic minerals for our good health. Safe drinking water by antibacterial & disinfection silver (Ag 99%).
- Ultraviolet (UV): It is the most effective and safe method for disinfecting water. Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate harmful pathogens in water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA), this is extremely efficient in eliminating their ability to reproduce.
Disinfecting your water with Ultraviolet light is exceptionably simple, effective and environmentally safe.
UV systems destroy 99.9% of harmful microorganisms without adding chemicals or changing water’s taste or odor.