Monday, 20 March 2017

Drinking water contamination and treatment solution

How To Select the Right Water Filter for Your Home

Water filtration is a hot topic these days due to the vast amounts of contaminants in our everyday environment. There is a wide variety of water filtration systems you can choose from but choosing the proper technology is key to having clean and safe drinking water at home.
A standard water filter is designed to trap contaminants. Things such as dirt, rust and dust are simple to remove from your water by using a standard sediment type water filter. These can be purchased as a filter to use on a single faucet in your home, or they can be bought to be installed on the water line to filter all of the water in the home.
Carbon filters are popular due to the fact that they can remove foul taste and odour from the water along with a variety of chemical contaminants that may have infiltrated your water supply.
Both sediment style and carbon filters can be purchased in cartridge format which requires occasional change-out with a new filter, or as an automatic back-washable filter to service the whole house on a continuous basis.
Filtration systems can only go so far however, and are ineffective against bacterial and viral contamination. Common pathogens that can infect your water supply include E. coli, Coliform, Cryptosporidium and many others. The best way to deal with these pathogens is to kill them so they do not become a threat to your health. The part of a filtration system used to deal with these nasty contaminants is the disinfection module.
As part of a home filtration system, the disinfection module is typically either chemical based (most often chlorine) or non-chemical based like UV or ultraviolet light. A chlorine system adds chemical chlorine to the water supply to kill pathogens after some period of contact time. The UV system kills all pathogens instantaneously and uses no chemicals whatsoever.
The advantages of a chemical free UV disinfection module over a chemical based one are rather obvious. First, with a UV system there is no need to buy, store and handle any dangerous chemicals. Second, a UV system produces no disinfection by-products, that is the remnants of the chemical reaction that kills the pathogens. These chemical by-products can be dangerous themselves and most people prefer to avoid them if possible. Third, the impact of continually dumping chemically treated, chlorinated water into our environment is unacceptable to many.
In order to get high quality water from your water source, be sure to select the proper technology for your specific problem. A proper filtration and disinfection system can also act as a type of insurance against future health problems related to contaminated drinking water.visit for product details.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The truth is many of us don't spend much time thinking about the quality of our drinking water supplied by muncipal. Often we are lulled into a false sense of security that our water quality is top-notch, while in reality there may be alarming amounts of contaminants in our residential water supply.
For home owners with a well, the issue of water quality is more prevalent than those supplied by municipal water. Well owners are generally more aware of the need for some vigilance in monitoring water quality, especially those located near potential sources of run-off including agricultural run-off. Well owners should be testing their water on a regular basis (at least 4 times a year) and they must take special care to have the water tested for micro-biological contamination (bacterial and viral pathogens) regularly too.
Micro-biological contamination, most commonly bacterial pathogens such as E.coli and Colorine can be a major cause for concern as these pathogens can do great harm to your health. The presence of either of these pathogens simply must not be tolerated and you must take action to ensure your water is free of contamination by killing these organisms before they get a chance to infect your family.
Traditional disinfection has been done by adding chlorine (usually chlorine bleach) to the well and waiting for a period of time while the bacteria is killed in the well. This process is cumbersome and in addition must be done on a regular basis as new pathogens are introduced into the well water. The other draw back of this method is that chemical disinfection can create byproducts which in themselves can be harmful to your health.
Those supplied with municipal water should not think that they are necessarily immune from water quality problems. A quick search of stories related to boil water orders alone issued by municipalities will convince you that the ultimate responsibility to ensure your own water quality rests in the end with you.
The chemical-free way to ensure that your water is completely safe is to use Ultra Violet light (UV) to kill all bacterial and viral pathogens in real time (as you use the water) and around the clock. UV is a time-tested technology, completely safe, absolutely effective and environmentally sound. There is no better way to ensure safe drinking water, and no more cost effective method per unit volume.
UV systems are available in a wide range of sizes to suite the smallest residence to the largest. Maintenance is minimal (change a lamp once a year) and the system is ready to work for you all year, without the hassle of buying, storing and using harsh chemical treatments.

UV is the environmentally superior option as no byproducts are produced and there is never any risk of chemical overdosing in water treatment. UV is the future of safe, sustainable water purification and this is proven by the number of municipalities now installing UV as a primary disinfection technology to serve their customers.