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How Water Filtration Works

Most filters today are charcoal, or activated charcoal. Charcoal, which is mostly carbon, is the residue of partial burning or destructive distillation of organic material. When special heating or chemical processing is added to charcoal, it becomes much more absorptive, and is then referred to as “activated charcoal”. So a charcoal filter works on the principle of absorption. Large volumes of gases, including most poisonous ones, stick to the charcoal, which is quite porous. (That’s why it’s used in gas masks.) Because it has such a large porous surface area, it absorbs a lot of impurities, making activated charcoal such a highly effective process for filtering water. Charcoal filters are used in icemaker filters, under-counter filters, countertop filters, whole-house filters, and more.

Another type of water filtration system available today is reverse osmosis. That’s the technical name for the process of water being pushed through an ultra-fine semi-permeable membrane, where it separates the tap liquid into the pure permeate which is diverted to a storage tank for later use; the brine concentrate is diverted down the drain. The water is stored in a pressure tank and is treated to a final activated-charcoal polishing filtration stage to remove all remaining odors and tastes before dispensing the purified water into your glass. The disadvantage of reverse osmosis systems is that they waste a lot of water – for every gallon of purified water produced, two gallons are wasted.

Finally, distillation is the simple process of boiling water to create steam. The steam cools and condenses to form pure mineral-free water droplets which are deposited in a container.  Therefore, you not only remove the bad from your water but also the good minerals.  Essentially, it becomes dead water.  This type of water will also kill fish in a fish tank.

Why H2O Harmony is better than a typical Brita water pitcher system

Our cutting-edge H2O Harmony Water Filtration System offers you a fantastic alternative to traditional water-pitcher filtration systems. Here are just a few of the advantages of implementing the H2O Harmony System:

  • You have to replace the filters every 40 gallons for some models (that means you’re replacing the filters frequently, which adds up)
  • When you cook, it’s a pain to pour out your water from the pitcher when you conveniently get it right from the tap with our system
  • Eventually, the water pitchers wear out and need replacement; our system lasts and lasts, providing pure clean water year after year with minimal maintenance

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