Know the Components of a Water Filter

Conoce los Componentes de un Filtro de Agua

As time passes, people are increasingly aware of the importance of the water they consume, as well as more demanding when it comes to its composition. Different investigations have been carried out over time, aimed at accounting for the negative consequences that poor water quality has for people's health. For this reason, the different types of water filters are today an increasingly widespread element in homes throughout Latin America and the world.

While it is true that the interest in knowing and caring for water quality began with drinking water, more and more has been known about the implications that poor water quality implies when taking a shower. This is due to the fact that bathing is the moment in which people are exposed for a considerable time to waters that have different chemical treatments that are harmful to health.

The shower filter at home is, therefore, an essential element in homes for the care of the skin, hair and health in general. So that you can learn a little more about it, we are going to tell you below about the components of water filters and how they work.

Shower water filters: science at the service of health

Following what was previously mentioned, health issues have acquired an increasingly higher priority level in people's lives. This leads to a growing interest in knowing what the water used contains and what are the consequences of its components and exposure to them; this taking into account that water is precisely the liquid that is most used for different daily activities, such as showering, cooking, washing, among others.

To offer a response to this situation, shower water filters appear as a technological advance aimed at protecting health and promoting well-being. Thus, what science has done is create devices – and improve them over time – that are capable of filtering solid particles and chemicals that circulate in the water and that have negative effects on health, and in many cases may represent a risk.

Today, the highest quality filters incorporate different filter phases that are aimed at retaining all the contaminants that the water may have, according to the characteristics of each one. All this, in different types of water filters that are simple to install and that are simply added to the shower tube, filtering the water that comes from the domestic network, before it comes into contact with the skin of the person in the shower.

Water filter operating systems

The water conditions are different according to the different territories and the treatment that the plants carry out in each country. For this reason, there are different types of water filters that seek to provide an effective response to the needs of each case, in order to eliminate all contaminating particles and chemical products.

Shower water filters today can work through different components and systems. The most used are:

ionic exchange

What is known as ionic exchange is a process that consists of the use of ionic resins used in the form of grains. It is a type of filtering that is often used to soften the water, but also to eliminate nitrates or reduce salinity. In addition, many times this system is integrated with others in order to achieve a much more complete and effective result.

ultraviolet light

Secondly, we find the filtering by ultraviolet light. It is a process that uses pulses of light that attack bacteria present in the water. Although it is a system that has positive contributions, it is also important to mention that it is not suitable for trapping solid particles. Therefore, what is usually done is to combine this with other systems, so that the result obtained in terms of water quality is the best.

activated carbon

As one of the most popular systems, activated carbon consists of a filtration process made from carbon grains that have increased absorption properties. In this way, all those particles that should not reach the skin are adhered to these blocks or grains of carbon by contact, which causes them to be absorbed and unable to continue on their course. In addition to this, it is important to note that it is a type of filtration that also leaves the water free of odors that are common as a result of chemical treatments.

reverse osmosis

When we talk about filtration by osmosis, we are referring to the implementation of membranes with micropores that prevent the passage of dissolved solids in impure water. The operation is very similar to what a strainer would do in the kitchen. Thus, a clean liquid is obtained that passes to a new tank, while the impurities are retained and eliminated through the drain.

ceramic filters

Finally, we want to refer to ceramic filters. In these, the water jet passes through a conduit that is covered with ceramic metals of a porous nature. These act by eliminating suspended particles and microorganisms without the need to resort to chemicals. While they are certainly not as effective as other procedures, it is a filtering process that tends to be long lasting and can result in cleaner water for healthier showers.

What components does a water filter have?

To function properly, a water filter needs different layers that are capable of absorbing and retaining impurities and chemicals that are usually in the liquid that arrives through the network. With this in mind, at Sanaté we offer very effective shower water filters because they have multiple filtration phases. In this way, the final water that reaches the user is completely clean and is much more similar to what we can find in natural springs.

The components of the Sanaté water filters are the following:

- Sand filter: which blocks large sediments from entering the filtration shower head.

- Ultra-fine stainless steel mesh: captures medium-sized sediment.

- Microporous PP cotton: captures small sediments.

- Calcium sulphite: reduces the concentration of chlorine.

- Redox media: reduces scale and chlorine.

- Activated carbon: reduces the amount of chlorine, THM and other impurities.

- Microporous PP cotton: prevents filter substances or captured sediments from leaving the water treatment plant.

- Ultra-fine stainless steel mesh: holds the microporous cotton filter in place.

- Vitamin C: removes chlorine from water.

How to choose the most suitable filter?

Each water filter is a different world. Choosing the right one is essential not only to guarantee the best water quality, but also to have a filter that is capable of adapting to the demand of each home and to the particularities of the water in the region. Therefore, some of the keys to consider when choosing the most suitable water filter for your home are:

The number of filtration stages

Shower water filters offer different filtration phases. Each of them is designed to retain a particular type of pollutant. In this way, we can say that the more filtering phases a device has, the better the result will be and the cleaner the water will be in the shower.

The capacity and demand of the shower

A house in which a single person lives is not going to need the same filter as one in which four or a larger family live. This is because the demand in the use of the shower will be different in each case, accelerating or slowing down the wear of the filter as a result of use.

We are Sanaté , a company that emerged with the vision of promoting a solution to the problems generated by the poor state in which water reaches Panamanian homes. Our filters have powerful purification layers so that the water that reaches your shower is healthier and does not pose a risk to your health and that of your family. Contact us! and acquire the filter that will make your daily showers and those of your loved ones more pleasant.

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