Water Filtration Information
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- 1What does a water filtration system do?
A water filtration system filters out impurities and undesirable dissolved and undissolved substances that are in water. Depending on what is required to be filtered out, there are many different types of water filter systems that can be used to filter out different substances. Water filtrations systems typically are made up of different cartridges that filter out the different substances. It is these cartridges that can be mixed and matched to make a water filtration system.
- 2Why do we need water filtration systems?
Water quality and consistency can be quite varied depending on where you are located on the water distribution network. Water filtration systems are used to ensure consistency and quality of water by filtering out undesirable substances. Some equipment manufacturers also require water of a certain quality to be used with their equipment.
- 3What types of water filtration systems are there?
There are many types of water filtration systems. The most common water filtration systems filter out only chlorine and sediment using a sediment cartridge with a carbon cartridge only or a combined sediment and carbon cartridge. The sediment cartridge filters out undissolved sediment and solids and the carbon cartridge filters out any chlorine and organic material. Other types of water filtration systems include reverse osmosis water filtration systems and water softeners.
- 4What can water filtration systems filter out of water?
Water filtration systems are made up of different types of filter cartridges that filter out different substances in water. Sediment cartridges filter out sediment and undissolved substances in water. Carbon and carbon block cartridges filter out chlorine and organic material in water removing odours and the undesirable taste of chlorine from water. Reverse osmosis membranes remove most dissolved substances in water. This includes dissolved heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic and other dissolved metals such as aluminium, iron, calcium and magnesium.
- 5What is reverse osmosis?
Reverse osmosis is a process by which dissolved substances in water are removed from water after the water passes through a reverse osmosis membrane. The dissolved substances in water are removed as they pass through the reverse osmosis membrane as the dissolved substances are too large to go through the pores in the membrane. Water however is able to pass through the membrane due to its smaller size. Depending on the type of reverse osmosis membrane used, most substances that have been dissolved in water can be removed.
- 6What are water softeners?
Water softeners are products that assist in softening hard water. Hard water has a relatively high concentration of calcium and magnesium dissolved in the water. This means that this water will likely produce scale deposits. Water softeners “soften” the water by removing the calcium and or magnesium from the water.
- 7What is hard water?
Hard water is water that has a relatively high concentration of dissolved minerals in water, particularly calcium and magnesium. If water has a high hardness count, it can lead to inefficient operation of water feed appliances.
- 8Why do we need to soften hard water?
Hard water can result in inefficiencies in the use and productivity of water feed appliances. The hard water can cause scaling to occur and if this was to occur in items such as boilers, this can reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of heating elements, which could eventually lead to the heating elements being replaced. Hard water can lead to unsightly spotting and staining on glassware, cutlery and crockery and inefficient use of detergents. If hard water is softened, water feed appliances become more efficient and the use of detergents can be reduced as they become more effective in smaller amounts. Softened water can also lead to the efficient use of and prolonging the life of water feed appliances.
- 9What is the Frontier Anti-scale System?
Most water softeners that use the traditional salt replacement process for removing calcium and magnesium in water discharges salt into our environment. The only way to remove the salt in our water once it has a high concentration of salt is to use reverse osmosis technology. This may become expensive depending on the type of reverse osmosis system used.
The Frontier anti-scale system offers the best alternative to the traditional salt base water softener.
Frontier anti-scale prevents the destructive “hard” scale, from sticking to pipes, valves and other system components. It does this by transforming dissolved hardness minerals into harmless, inactive microscopic “soft” scale crystal particles. It is a scale control water conditioner designed to protect complete plumbing systems or individual components from the negative effects of water hardness.
The Frontier media uses template assisted crystallization (T.A.C) to attract hardness minerals and convert them into harmless “soft” scale particles that do not stick to pipes and components. Each bead is covered with imperfections called templates that attract these minerals and combine them to form micro-crystals that then break off and float freely through the system. “Soft” scale particles stay suspended in the water and flow freely through a system, unable to stick to plumbing imperfections.
Most importantly, unlike “hard” scale, “soft” scale particles can easily be washed and wiped away without the use of any chemical. It meets and exceeds green initiatives for residential and commercial applications.
Frontier anti-scale system is not a water softener. It does not add chemicals or remove any minerals.
- 10What is WaterMarkTM?
WaterMarkTM is a product quality certification mark provided by independent certifying authorities which confirms that the product complies with the relevant Australia Standards. Products with the WaterMarkTM certification are fit for purpose in Australia. For more information on WaterMarkTM go to the following website