Water Filters-What's The Differences?
These filters eliminate all impurities in water.
Unfortunately, they also get rid of minerals which
are important for good health.
Carbon water filters are less expensive than other
filters. Carbon filters are made from coconut husk
and can sift out pollutants such as cryptosporidium,
without altering the water's pH level.
REVERSE OSMOSIS (RO)
This filter draws water through a thin membrane and
filters out clean (drinkable) water.
The contaminated water is separated to one side of
the membrane and, with the use of pressure, the
osmotic process is stopped and then reversed. The
more popular version today is the twin membrane
filter which can trap particles as small as 0.01
micron and suitable for household use.
This is more of a sterilisation system, whereby
water is passed through a glass element and exposed
to high frequency light to destroy living organisms.
This system does just that: it converts impurities
like pollutants, heavy metals and chlorine into
harmless substances by breaking them down into basic
ELECTROLYSED ALKALINE WATER FILTER
This system filters water first and then separates
it into two parts, one acidic and the other
The alkaline water is more suited for drinking,
while acidic water is better for external use and
household cleaning due to its antiseptic nature.