Terms & Definitions

Methl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE): Gasoline additive found to be leaking into ground water. Taste and odor primary issue. Use the HFC-1000 Drinking Water System for reduction.

Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC’s): They include gasoline, solvents, industrial and household cleaners, pesticides, and other chemicals that can leach into our water supply. Use the HFC-1000.

Disinfection by Products (DBP’s): When aesthetic chlorine or aesthetic chloramines are added as a disinfectant in water other chemicals are produced as a byproduct. They include Trihalomethanes (THM’s) and VOC’s. Use the HFC-1000.

Lead: A heavy metal which causes mental retardation and birth defects. Introduced from lead based plumbing and service lines. All of our filtration products reduce this item.

Fluoride: An additive for reducing cavities in children and bone loss in adults. Many cities add this to their water supplies. Our filtration products leave in this additive.

Cysts: Such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium are parasites that develops a hard protective shell when it leaves its host and can cause intestinal illness, including, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Found in 97% of all surface water supplies. All of our filtration products reduce these cysts. These cysts are very resistant to chlorination.

Bacteria and Bio Film: All water supplies contain bacteria that can cause a short cartridge life due to a build up of a bio film on the surface of the filtration system. The HFC-1000 & SF-1000 have silver zeolite technology blended through the cartridge to protect the filter. Silver Zeolite Ions are slowly released during the life of the cartridge and are NSF/EPA/FDA approved for use in potable water systems.

Micron: A unit of measurement equal to one millionth of a meter, 1/25,000 of an inch.

SubMicron Filtration: A fine filter used to reduce particles less than one micron in size

Contaminants: Have a question on a specific contaminant? Use this link to search the National Tap Water Database for the definition and possible source. http://www.ewg.org/tap water/contaminants/

National Water Quality: National Tap Water Database of 42 States Contaminant Listing

What's in your Water: Find your local Water Company, National Tap Water Quality Database


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