How Do Water Filters Work?
Water is amazing at dissolving things. This works great for washing your favorite pair of jeans. Simply add detergent and in no time the stains have dissolved into the water and your Levi’s are as good as new. But the same properties that make water great for dissolving stains also makes it great at dissolving other harmful chemicals that occur in our surroundings (natural and man-made) Think about it that water coming from your faucet was once suspended as vapor in clouds and absorbed smog and other airborne pollutants during its free fall to earth. It then hit the ground and absorbed some of the surface contaminants as it sank into underground aquifers. It then enters rivers and lakes where animal wildlife leaves their mark on it and runoff from factories and roads ends up in it. At the final stage of the water circle, it gets processed by the water treatment plant where they add a host of chemicals including fluoride and chlorine.
With its uncanny ability to dissolve substances do you really trust the quality of the water coming from your faucet? Millions of people don’t so they turn to bottled water but that route has led to a huge problem of plastic bottles ending up in our landfills and oftentimes even our waterways. An economical and environmentally alternative is water filters. With water being so important to our lives, it’s hardly a surprise that we drink so much of it and want to have it clean and pure. That’s one reason customers have been seeking out water filters that can remove any harmful impurities from their water.
Water filters help do what municipal water systems can’t. Tap water often meets minimal water quality standards set by the EPA, but many experts agree those standards are too lenient. That’s where your fridge filter comes in. Don’t leave your water’s taste and your family’s safety to chance. Find out what could be in your water supply and see how filtered.’s 4 stage water filtration system works to remove 99.9% of contaminants.
Types of Water Filtration
Water filters use two different techniques to remove dirt. Physical filtration means straining water to remove larger impurities. A physical filter acts as a sieve to physically trap and remove particulate matter present in your water. The other method of filtering is called chemical filtration. This involves passing water through an active material that removes impurities chemically as they pass through.
The most common type of household water filter uses activated carbon granules, otherwise known as active carbon that is based on charcoal. Charcoal has large internal surfaces and is packed with nooks and crannies that trap and hold chemical impurities through a process called adsorption. Charcoal is great for removing many common impurities such as chlorine derivatives that are used in the water purification process, as well as some pesticides, herbicides, and solvents.
Active Carbon does have some limitations, it can’t handle some heavy metals and the hardness of limescale. Plus, it does not filter out fluoride, microbes, and sodium.
Reverse osmosis means forcing contaminated water through a membrane (effectively, a very fine filter) at pressure, so the water passes through but the contaminants remain behind. Since you’re making the water move against its natural inclination, reverse osmosis involves forcing contaminated water through a membrane under pressure—and that means you need to use energy. In other words, reverse-osmosis filters have to use electrically powered pumps.
filtered.’s patented system attaches to your refrigerator’s existing lines so it doesn’t require an outside power source.
How Does filtered.’s 4 Stage Ultrafiltration System Work
filtered. produces pure water by utilizing a 4-stage ultrafiltration process. Water travels through 4 stages of filtration inside 3 different filters.
Stage 1: KDF 55 filter.
KDF 55 removes up to 99% of water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium, and other dissolved metals. KDF is also effective in controlling the buildup of bacteria, algae, fungi, and scale.
Stage 2: Carbon Filter.
Granulated Carbon reduces chemicals such as chlorine, solvents, pesticides, and various organic compounds. It also reduces microbiological contaminants, including waterborne pathogens. Then, activated carbon acts like a magnet for compounds like lead and volatile organic compounds as water passes through.
Stage 3: Carbon Filter Transfer.
Removes finer particulate matter such as silt, dirt, rust, sand, and limescale. The Carbon Filter reduces unpleasant taste before the final stage.
Stage 4: Ultra-Filter.
Ultrafiltration is a one membrane filtration process that serves as a barrier to separate harmful bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants from clean water. Ultrafiltration forces water through a .03 micron membrane.
The technology behind filtered will produce the same amount of clean, refreshing, and life-giving water as 1,500 plastic bottles. You will never have to purchase bottled water ever again. This will save you money and it’s also great for the environment. filtered. is designed to provide better than bottled water quality for your home. You no longer have to question what’s in your water as the answer will finally be “just water”
How Often Should I Replace My Filter?
As time goes on, and the activated carbon inside your filter does its work, it will collect filtered-out particles and contaminants that will naturally make it less effective. Changing your water filter out every six months is essential to keeping great-tasting, safe water flowing for your family.
We filter What Your Fridge Can’t
With easy installation, filtered. adds on to your refrigerator’s existing filtration system to give you clean, pure, and tasty water. We indeed filter what your fridge cant. Get filtered today and stop drinking untreated water or costly bottled water. Contact us at 1-800-filtered or shop or products online TODAY!