Well, our number one water holiday idea might also be a preview of the best new water filtration technology of 2012. Many believe that water Ultrafiltration represents the next generation of affordable residential and commercial water treatment products by providing a “Green” approach in the water treatment marketplace, when compared to other competitive technologies such as reverse osmosis and ultraviolet sterilization.
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What is water Ultrafiltration? Historically, the process of water Ultrafiltration has been used in large municipal water treatment plants and hospitals. Thanks to advances in technology, it is now available to you as a powerful under-sink water filtration system in your home. The system works by using a membrane type filtration process with standard home water pressure to push water through its semi-permeable hollow fiber membrane element. Particles and materials of high molecular weight that are suspended in the water are unable to pass through the 0.02 micron UF membrane, thus reducing a wide array of contaminates such cysts, viruses, bacteria, lead, chlorine, and more. Only fresh clean water and dissolved beneficial minerals are allowed to pass through your faucet.
Unlike other technologies that use electricity or waste gallons of water to produce small amounts of clean water, ultra water filtration system will constantly provide a continuous supply of water no matter the occasion. Additional proven filtration medias are incorporated in an Ultrafiltration water systems to aid in the removal of sediment, bad taste, foul odors, undesirable chemicals and metals, and even unwanted additives like *fluoride (*AquaCera CeraGuard Details).
The Watts Ultrafiltration (UF) 3 Stage Kwick-Change, and the AquaCera CeraGuard UF drinking water systems both feature a small foot print size and are as simple as attaching them to the water line under your sink. Both of these Ultrafiltration systems have been designed for quick and easy filter changes along with considerable cost savings over replacing the lamps in a UV water system, or the membrane elements in a reverse osmosis system. This, in part, is why many think that water ultra-filtration with hollow fiber membrane technology means better drinking water for less.
We use water every day for many different things. We drink it, cook with it, some people use it to home brew beer or fill their aquariums. For any of these uses you want the water to be as pure as possible and the most effective way to accomplish this at home is with a reverse osmosis system, the Pentek RO-2500 4 stage drinking water system.
We use water every day for many different things. We drink it, cook with it, some people use it to home brew beer or fill their aquariums. For any of these uses you want the water to be as pure as possible and the most effective way to accomplish this at home is with a reverse osmosis system. Fresh Water Systems currently offers the Pentek RO-2500 4 stage reverse osmosis drinking water system starting at $139.99. The RO-2500 is available with add-ons such as a permeate pump or alkaline water filter.
The non-electric permeate pump add-on will reduce the volume of rinse water “wasted” by up to 80% and decrease the time it takes to fill the storage tank by as much as 65%. Installing the permeate pump isolates the RO membrane from the back pressure of the storage tank which dramatically improves the efficiency of the membrane. This means that adding the permeate pump to your system will improve your water quality while wasting less water, all without using any electricity.
The alkaline ionized ro water filter add-on is a great option for customers looking for a less expensive alternative to water ionizers or alkaline water systems. Many of these systems can cost thousands of dollars and while they may give you the pH or ORP results you are looking for, most of them do not purify the water. The alkaline filter uses a 10 stage process to raise the pH, lower the ORP and give your water a refreshing mineral flavor. Using the RO-2500 with the alkaline filter add-on gives you the benefit of the purification from the reverse osmosis system as well as the increased pH and lowered ORP from the alkaline water filter.
There are just some days when you get home, you hope that there’s a large pitcher of cold water inside your refrigerator so satisfy your thirst. What would be even better is cold water that has been filtered to remove any chlorine, bad tastes or bad odors. Sometimes the thought of plumbing in a drinking water system is just too complicated. If you live in an apartment or dorm room, you may not be allowed to redo the plumbing under your kitchen sink. A Water Pitcher Filter System is the perfect solution to provide clean better tasting water. Water Pitcher Filter Systems are also very portable and can be easily packed when you are traveling.
The Water Filter Pitchers brands we offer, such as Culligan PIT-1 water filter pitcher, can hold up to two quarts of water and can easily fit into most refrigerators shelves. Each filter last for approximately 50 gallons, or 60 days and can be easily replaced. To replace the filter for a pitcher system, remove the filter from the packaging and soak in some tap water for ten minutes, then run some water over it to wash away any carbon fines. Twist the filter into your pitcher and you’re ready to go. The Water Filter Pitcher can be used to fill a tall class of cold refreshing water, or fill up your pets water bowls with healthy contaminant free water, or fill up your water bottle before your workout. Filter packs are easy to find at FreshWaterSystems.com and usually come in a three pack which should last for 6 months. With a water filter pitcher your house guest might be talking more about the great tasting water than your food.
A countertop water distiller is great for anyone that doesn’t want to deal with the installation of a reverse osmosis system, or is living in an apartment, dorm room or rental and are not able to install a system. Even if you don’t want to use the distiller for drinking water, there are plenty of other uses for distilled water. Vaporizers, humidifies, steam irons, lead-acid batteries, CPAP machines, waterfalls/water features, aquariums and engine cooling systems are some other applications for the use of distilled water.
Are you or someone on your holiday gift list extremely conscious of what they put in their body? Are they constantly reading nutrition labels and giving advice on what you should or should not eat and drink? Then they will probably appreciate a Nautilus Countertop Distiller.
The Nautilus Distiller purifies the water through steam distillation. The water is boiled, causing the steam to rise, leaving behind the contaminants and impurities, into the condensing coil where it is cooled and condensed back to water, then drips through the carbon postfilter for a final polishing before collecting in the BPA free reservoir. This process is based on the hydrologic cycle, which is nature’s way of purifying water.
A countertop water distiller system is great for anyone that doesn’t want to deal with the installation of a reverse osmosis system, or is living in an apartment, dorm room or rental and are not able to install a system. You just set the Nautilus on the counter, plug it in, fill the boiling chamber with water and turn it on. Even if you don’t want to use the distiller for drinking water, there are plenty of other uses for distilled water. Vaporizers, humidifies, steam irons, lead-acid batteries, CPAP machines, waterfalls/water features, aquariums and engine cooling systems are some other applications for the use of distilled water.
Right now, Fresh Water Systems is offering the Nautilus Counter Distiller with a promo pack that includes the distiller, one 20 oz jar of Still Clean distiller cleaner/descaler, one 6 pack of carbon postfilters and an 18 oz Neo-Vas stainless steel water bottle for $379.00. Ground shipping is only $1.99!
We have the perfect gift idea for anyone you know that travels out of the country, enjoys camping, and likes to be prepared in case of emergency situations. The Steripen UV handheld water purifier uses ultraviolet light to disinfect drinking water. In as little as 48 seconds, 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoan cysts such as giardia and cryptosporidia, are destroyed.
We have the perfect gift idea for anyone you know that travels out of the country, enjoys camping, and likes to be prepared in case of emergency situations. Let’s start off with a practical story, where I really wish I would have owned a UV water filter myself.
A few years ago I went on a Caribbean cruise, which stopped at several ports of call. At one of our scheduled stops, one of the attractions was exploring the city’s history and culture on foot. To add to the authentic experience, we decided to pass on the typical American restaurants and get lunch in an authentic island café. We sat down, were greeted by our waiter with glasses of water, which was a very welcome site after our 2 hour trek in the heat. But things went downhill very quickly from there, the experience ending with the receipt of my ant-covered sandwich. Needless to say we quickly left, but the worst was yet to come. Let’s just say that those glasses of water came back to haunt us a few hours later, with all four of us sick and fighting for turns in the bathroom. Not the memories anyone would want to bring home from a vacation. I only wish that I would have known about the Steripen handheld UV water purifier.
The Steripen UV water purifier uses ultraviolet light to disinfect drinking water. In as little as 48 seconds, 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoan cysts such as giardia and cryptosporidia, are destroyed. And all of this safety can be found in a small, compact, and stylish package that fits right into your pocket! But this technological wonder is not just for the ten million international travelers that the CDC estimates will develop diarrhea from contaminated water; it’s a great idea for everyone who enjoys the outdoors, and it’s even handy in case of a water emergency.
For Campers and Hikers: If you know someone who likes camping or hiking, they know that contaminated water cannot be visually detected. Just because water looks clean, it might not be. There are several types of microorganisms which most often come from animal and human waste and are spread by water run-off. The Steripen water purifier protects your most precious thing when you’re camping or hiking, your water.
For Emergency Situations: Many of us live, or know someone who lives, in an area that is prone to natural disasters. Whether it be hurricanes, floods, tornadoes or earthquakes , all natural disasters can disrupt safe drinking water supplies in a number of ways, and that has the potential to create ideal environments for microbial growth. And Steripen should be an essential part of your emergency preparation.
Remember, if you need a cool, last minute gift idea for the traveler, adventure, the preparer, or the techie in your family; consider one of the Steripen UV water purifier products. You can easily see why the Steripen was named on Time Magazine’s All-Time 100 Gadgets, and recently name in Fox News Hottest Tech Toys.