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Friday, April 16, 2010
Some of us might think that filtering water is a relatively modern technology. The truth is people have been filtering water for nearly 4,000 years. It began in Egypt around 2000 B.C. and has continued to this day. Over the years, many techniques have evolved from filtering water through a common piece of cloth to using high-tech multi-media sand filters. One thing is sure: water filtering is a very good way of removing contaminants from our drinking water.
In very simple terms, water filters remove contaminants by trapping that material in some type of media. Depending on the type of water filter being used, this might be a physical media such as paper, carbon, or sand.
As technology advances in water purification techniques, more and more homeowners are turning to water filters as a way of providing their families with the purest water possible. Just a few decades ago, the process of in-home water filtering could take hours but today's modern point-of-use and point-of-entry water filters have solved that problem.
A point-of-use water filter is one that is installed at or near the faucet (tap) or other outsourcing point (for example, the water line that feeds into an ice maker). These devices come in a variety of configurations, including models that stand alone on countertops as well as those that are installed below the counter and out of sight. A point-of-use water filter only filters the water that flows at that one specific point. They do not filter the entire water supply of the home or building.
Some of the advantages to a POU water filter include: they are inexpensive; they come in a wide array of models to fit just about any personal décor issue; they are fairly easy to install, and they are easy to recharge (all water filter media has to be recharged, cleaned, or changed at some point in time).
Point-of-entry (POE) water filters are installed where the main water line comes into the home or building. These are usually high-capacity filters and they filter water for the whole building, thus allowing homeowners to buy one system rather than several POU systems.
A major benefit to using water filters in the home is that water filters are not restricted or limited by the size or type of contaminant they can safely remove. Water filtration is also the only purification method that can reliably remove chlorine, chlorine byproducts, and VOC's (Volatile Organic Compound) from your drinking water.
Studies suggest that chlorine and VOCs are some of the most dangerous contaminants found in public, municipally-treated drinking water. In addition, high-quality water filters can remove chlorine-resistant parasite cysts such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
All in all, high-quality water filters can provide homes and offices with outstanding results and clean, safe drinking water. To learn more about which types of water filters best fit your individual needs, contact a reliable vendor and discuss your needs with an expert.
by: Chris Tracey