The vast majority of Whole House Systems available today utilize carbon only, a great filter media for common volatile organic contaminants but it does not address the increasingly complex variety of inorganic & organic contaminants that are turning up in water supplies worldwide.
CuZn’s Wide Spectrum + Pro Upgrade Models target a wider variety of potential contaminants by utilizing a patented combination of proprietary filtration media. Learn more details about CuZn’s advanced whole house filtration process below.
Are the additional contaminants targeted by the Pro Upgrade Models present in my water supply? – Probably Not. Although the EPA does not require municipalities to test for the class of contaminants targeted by the Pro Upgrade Model and report them in their water quality analysis.
Are CuZn’s Wide Spectrum + Pro Upgrade Models over engineered, offering more robust filtration capabilities than necessary? – Yes, absolutely. These systems showcase revolutionary new technologies, why not share them with our residential customers?
About CuZn’s WHCM7-13-DTF’s patented 5 stage filtration process:
The WHCM7-13-DTF process utilizes our proprietary patented reticulated KDF-85 minerals (Copper-Zinc), high purity acid washed catalytic coconut shell carbon, zeolite (clinoptilolite), calcium based carbon (bone char) & Rx Filtration media, all of which have been tested to NSF standard 42 and 61.
The Reticulated KDF-85 Filtration Media Stage is a remarkable REDOX media (oxidation/reduction), representing a new and unique natural process of electrochemical oxidation/reduction and adsorption action. KDF-85 targets the dissolved inorganic contaminants (up to 98% of soluble cation heavy metals including mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium, etc.).
Powerful KDF-85 redox media produces an ORP Shift of -300mV or more, creating bacteriostatic environment that prevents the growth of bacteria, mold & other microbial contaminants.
KDF-55 also prevents corrosion and eliminates scale by transforming hardness minerals into crystalline structures that do not adhere to plumbing & appliances (learn more in the What is Salt Free Softening? section below).
SNRF Ion Exchange Catalytic Coconut Shell Carbon is an adsorbent media that target the volatile organic compounds (chlorine, THMs, disinfection by products, herbicides, pesticides, etc). This carbon is supercharged with an internal modification for ion exchange properties for soluble lead adsorption (Ion Exchange Capacity is 130mg/g). The heavy metal reduction capability is redundant given that reticulated KDF-55 is also incorporated in to the system design, guaranteeing 99% removal of soluble lead (even at high flow rates). Click here to learn: What organic contaminants does Activated Carbon Filter?
The Calcium Based Carbon (BRIMAC), also known as Bone Char, has a unique porous matrix of ions created by heating a calcium based raw material (Bones) in an oxygen rich vessel at 1,472 °F. The result is a unique type of Calcium Based Activated Carbon with properties that a very different the more common Coconut Shell Activated Carbon. While coconut shell carbon is great for organic contaminants, it is not effective for inorganic contaminants. However, Calcium Based Carbon is selective for filtering inorganic contaminants.
Calcium Based Carbon it is used in filtration applications for the reduction of toxic heavy metals (cadmium, lead, iron, manganese, mercury, zinc, copper, nickel, aluminum, arsenic) and the reduction of radionuclides including radium & uranium (only recommended when radionuclides are present at levels below the EPA’s MCL). Bone Char is also widely used for the reduction of Fluoride.
By nature fluoride is one of the more slowly adsorbed contaminants. High quality fluoride media & a large quantity of those medias is required. While 90+% removal of fluoride is not generally feasible for Whole House Water Filtration Application some reduction will occur but for those truly concerned about fluoride exposure, we strongly recommend the addition of an Under Counter Water Filter that is designed for Fluoride Removal.
Exposure to fluoride is primarily a concern with ingestion. Fluoride is not readily adsorbed through the skin and does not vaporize when heated like chlorine & disinfection by products. Since that is the case, if Fluoride Filtration is the sole reason for selecting this upgraded system, we highly recommend you consider installing CuZn’s Wide Spectrum Model Whole House System & a Kitchen Water Filter. Going this route is more economical & offers the best value for your fluoride concerns.
Zeolite Filtration Media – is a fascinating material with both adsorbent & ion exchange properties. The most prominent application for Zeolite is ammonia removal. Zeolite compliments activated carbon’s adsorption of volatile organic compounds, as Zeolite tends to offer greater efficacy with the removal certain organics that activated carbon is less efficient adsorbing. It also has shown promise for the removal of various radionuclides with its unique ion exchange properties.
Rx Filtration Media – is a mesoporous organosilica media that possesses a flexible and hydrophobic pore structure. Rx media is able to remove nearly all forms of pharmecutical contamination found in potable water supplies (testing shows 99% removal of antidepressants, antibiotics, birth controls & 75% removal anti-inflammatories, antihistamines). Rx media can also be used for the extraction of organic species, including hydrocarbons, all forms of oil, chlorinated solvents, esters & glycols.
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