When it comes to water filters, many rely solely on activated carbon as their main filtration method. But let's face it, carbon filters can only do so much and may not eliminate all those nasty contaminants. That's where AquaTru steps in to revolutionise the game by combining the power of carbon filters with the incredible technology of reverse osmosis. Curious to know more? Well, you're lucky because we're about to unveil the secrets of this extraordinary process right here in this blog!
What is reverse osmosis?
Reverse osmosis, what is it exactly? You might have come across this term during your biology or chemistry classes at school. Let's refresh your knowledge. Osmosis plays a significant role in the plant world. It is a natural process where water molecules can be absorbed by a cell, while other dissolved substances cannot. The cell wall, also known as the cell membrane, acts as a filter of sorts. In reverse osmosis, as the name suggests, we witness the opposite phenomenon: water is pressured through a membrane, allowing only water molecules to pass through while other substances are filtered out.
Pure hydration! Discover the secrets of pure H2O
In our drinking water, there are numerous microscopic particles that cannot all be removed by water purification plants. Producing a sufficient amount of drinkable water would become prohibitively expensive considering the volume we require to meet our needs. Examples of substances that still remain in our water include traces of medications, bacteria, pesticides, microplastics, and heavy metals such as aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. It is important to note that these levels fall within the limits set by drinking water regulations. However, AquaTru takes it a step further. Through the use of osmosis filters, this device can eliminate up to 99% of these substances from your tap water. To harken back to those chemistry lessons of the past, with AquaTru, you can enjoy nearly 100% pure H2O. Pure water, free from microscopic, harmful particles.
Different water filters on the market
AquaTru is certainly not the only water filter available on the market. So, what sets it apart from other filters? In fact, water filters can be categorised into five main types:
- Jug Filters and Bottle Filters
- Under-Sink Systems
- Gravity Filters
- Electric Filters
A jug filter typically contains (usually) a single carbon filter that, in most cases, only captures about 15% of harmful substances. A bottle filter (a bottle with a carbon filter inside) often improves the taste of water but not its overall quality. Occasionally, they come with a UV lamp. While effective against bacteria, the UV lamp does not address other harmful substances present in the water.
Exploring under-sink systems and gravity filters
An under-sink system can be installed on your water pipeline by a professional installer. It effectively purifies your water, but it is a costly installation. Additionally, this filtration method results in a significant amount of water wastage. On average, 4.67 litres of tap water are used to produce 1 litre of clean water. Similarly, gravity filters can remove many harmful substances from your water, but one drawback is their slow filtration rate. It can take up to an hour to obtain 1 litre of clean water.
Electric filters redefining clean water standards
Next, we have the electric filters, including AquaTru. AquaTru is the only water filter that, based on independent scientific research, demonstrates the ability to remove up to 99% of all harmful substances from your tap water. Furthermore, this device is easy to install, use, and maintain, adding to its convenience.