WATER FILTER vs REVERSE OSMOSIS
Healthy water comes in different forms and variations, so when looking for the ultimate solution for your home, you want to find the best option for your personal needs.
One of the most commonly asked questions around water filtration is “what is the difference between a water filter and a reverse osmosis system?” So, we’re here to give you the in’s and out’s of both so you can make an informed decision.
HOW DOES CARBON WATER FILTRATION WORK?
Water filtration is the process of reducing or removing contaminants from the water by using a filter to physically block contaminants from coming through, as well as reducing chemicals through the adsorption process. Our carbon filtration method uses water pressure to force the water through an activated carbon filter, removing micro-organisms, odour, and contaminants such as chlorine; helping to retain healthy minerals and effectively remove potentially harmful contaminants.
Whilst all filters may look the same, the quality of the filter you purchase, as well as the stages and actions of filtration it provides, will make a big difference in the quality of water that you receive.
Our extensive range of filtration products vary from bench top options, to under sink, shower and bath fittings with a variety of cartridges to suit your filtration needs. Our systems are an environmentally friendly and economical choice for healthy, safer and great tasting water.
What contaminants do carbon water filters effectively remove?
- CHLORINE TASTE AND ODOUR
- PARASITES (SUCH AS GIARDIA & CRYPTOSPORIDIUM)
- HEAVY METALS
- VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
HOW DO REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFIERS WORK?
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is the ultimate in water filtration. This superior purifying process provides the highest quality of water. General tap water contains Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as pesticides and herbicides, heavy metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals such as fluoride, as well as hormones and parasite cysts.
Using a reverse osmosis system will reduce all of these contaminants significantly, protecting your body from absorbing them and instead vitalising your body.
Firstly, the reverse osmosis water purification system filters the water through a carbon cartridge removing chlorine and sediment. Next is the purification stage where the water is pushed through a fine membrane (our Eco-Hero-50) designed to remove almost all contaminants, including lead, Totally Dissolved Solids (TDS) such as fluoride, recycled sewage water and more. Finally, water then flows through another carbon cartridge to polish the water before consumption, reducing 97% of all contaminants in your tap water. The RO process strips away minerals such as calcium and magnesium from the water, which is why it’s important to replace the nutrients with a healthy diet, and you also have the option to add an Remineraliser Cartridge to your system.
Our 4 stage Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System can be installed conveniently underneath the sink or provided in a completely portable option. Fitted with the Eco-Hero 50, this membrane has up to 300% improved water efficiency in comparison to older style membranes resulting in reduced wastewater production. Easy to maintain and economical, the RO requires cartridge replacement every 6-12 months depending on water quality. By purchasing an RO system, you are making a conscious decision for the future of your health and longevity.
What contaminants do our Reverse Osmosis Systems reduce?
FLUORIDE 97% LEAD 98.5%
ARSENIC 98.6% NITRITE 87%
NITRATE 86% TURBIDITY 99.9%
CYSTS 100% COPPER 98.7%
CADMIUM 98.5% SELENIUM 97.8%
HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM 98.3%
TRIVALENT CHROMIUM 99.3%
TOTALLY DISSOLVED SOLIDS 92.8%
The difference between Reverse Osmosis and carbon filtration is the presence of the high-quality Membrane. Activated Carbon Filtration is most effective at removing or reducing impurities and contaminants such as chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds, poor taste and odour from water.
Reverse Osmosis removes most viruses, bacteria, and parasites in addition to Totally Dissolved Solids, heavy metals, fluoride, herbicides, pesticides, odour and poor taste.
Our Customer Service representatives will help you identify which product is best suited for your lifestyle, location and water type.
Our stylish, modern tap fitting and faucet range will complement the style of your kitchen, laundry or bathroom.
What does Pure Water Systems offer?
✓3-year parts and labour warranty
✓Pure Quality Guarantee
✓Economical alternative for healthy, great tasting water
✓Fully portable or can be plumbed directly underneath the sink
✓Superior performance specifically designed for Australian Water
✓The latest in reverse osmosis membrane technology
✓Highest quality parts and fittings for greater peace of mind