Different Kinds of Filters

There are many different types of water filters in the market that consumers can choose from according to their needs or the type of contamination that has occurred in their water. To be aware of which kind of filter you need in your house, check the reviews. Following are the different types of filters,

Activated Carbon Filters remove two kinds of contaminations from the water, they cater to the removal of large particles or sediments, for example, silt, organic material like dead leaves, algae or any other material, which are attracted towards the filter absorbed. Secondly, they purify all the gases that are soluble in water, such as chlorine, nitrogen, ammonia etc. The porous nature of the filter helps eliminate chemicals and pesticides. The finishing result is water that smells and tastes better. These filters are also known as carbon filers or pre-filters.

Reverse Osmosis Filtration systems have two parts from which the water passes through, one with an active carbon filer and the other with particle filter. The water passes through a polymer film or a polymer membrane that contains very small holes in it, this helps separate small micro-organisms and minerals in the water, which are then flushed out through an outlet pine. The reverse osmosis filter also makes your water taste and smell better.

Alkaline Ionizers or Water Ionizers work with an electrolysis system. The process starts by passing water through electrically charged plates, one is negatively charged and the other is positively charged. This separates the water into two streams, one stream now contains acidic water and the other contains alkaline water. Water becomes softer and healthier.

UV Filters use ultraviolet radiation to treat the water that passes through the filter, the radiation waves eliminate different kinds of bacteria from the water that are harmful to the human body and can cause diseases. This is also a green product, which means it’s more environmentally friendly as if doesn’t use heat or chemicals to kill bacteria.

Infrared Filters negatively charge the water in order to turn hard water to soft water. This is done through heat and light.