General Overview

Use this chart when selecting a Drinking Water System

DESCRIPTION /PERFORMANCE
FILTRATION
>= 5 MICRON
FINE FILTRATION
<= 1 micron
ADSORPTION
(activated carbon)
REVERSE OSMOSIS
Taste/Odors    
X
X
Aesthetic Chlorine    
X
X
Aesthetic Chloramines    
X
X
Visible Dirt & Sediment
X
X
X
Invisible Particulates
X
X
Cysts/Spores  
X
   
Volatile Organic Chemicals    
X
 
Lead  
X
 
X
Organic Chemicals    
X
 
Disinfection By Products    
X
 
Gasoline Additives    
X
 
Inorganic Minerals      
X
Color (turbidity)  
X
X
 
Lowers pH of water      
YES
Flow Rates
1-5 gpm
.5-1.5 gpm
.5-1.5 gpm
.005-.03 gpm
Storage Tank Required      
YES
Drain Required
NO
NO
NO
YES
1 Micron = 1/25,000th of an inch

Note:

Some systems accomplish fine filtration and adsorption with powder activated carbon or block carbon with one cartridge. Refer to the performance data sheet for detailed performance of the system you are considering. This will assure that you are getting certified performance information

Education is your key to selection of the right drinking water system for your family or business.

Use these quick links to further your water education...

  1. Water...the universal solvent....
  2. How to select the right drinking water system...
  3. General overview "Performance by technology for Drinking Water Systems &/ or whole house systems...
  4. Legionella & Opportunistic Organisms

 

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