Water Purification Technology
Your bottleless water cooler from iBottleless.com is known as a point of use water cooler or a “PoU” for short. As a filtered water dispenser, your PoU water cooler can utilize one of two filtration systems to ensure the cleanest, healthiest water comes from your existing water source. These systems are Carbon Filtration and Reverse Osmosis. While copious amounts of information exist on these processes, iBottleless.com has reduced the information to a user-friendly resource to help you make the most informed decision possible.
Activated Carbon Filtration = Minerals, commonly found in most tap water remain, posing no risk to your personal health
Like a strainer, a carbon filter utilizes a series of carbon blocks to remove contaminants too big to flow through the filter. Then, through a process of chemical reactions, biological impurities and hazardous chemicals are drawn out of the water by the actual carbon.
Natural minerals remain in the water, but trace elements of chlorine, dangerous chemicals such as arsenic and lead are removed. This process also includes a sediment cartridge which catches rust and dirt which preserves the integrity of the filter and ultimately extends its life.
Your tap water, which is already subject to multiple monthly tests for purity undergoes this two-step process and the resulting product is clean, delicious water on par with costly bottled brands.
Carbon filters for your bottleless water cooler can last about a year or 1500 gallons (whichever comes first), but we suggest you replace them every six months to ensure the cleanest drinking water possible. We even send you a helpful reminder via e-mail as we know how busy you can be!
Reverse Osmosis = 99% + Mineral Free Drinking Water
If you are seeking a pure water molecule, a reverse osmosis purification system coupled with your bottleless water cooler is the way to go.
The first stage removes all of the “big stuff”, particles too big to flow through a filter such as traces of sand or plastic, even rust. The second stage acts as a purification process, chemically removing chlorine, lead, and any other contaminants which could affect the taste and smell of your drinking water. The third stage is where “reverse osmosis” actually occurs. The water is pressure forced through pores the fraction of the size of the head of a pin in a series of membranes. The only liquid that remains is a pure H20 molecule. The fourth stage polishes your water, giving it that “high class bottled water” taste.
The 1st and 2nd stage filters should be replaced every 8-12 month so you do not have to replace the 3rd stage (membrane) filter for at least 2-3 years. The 4th stage filter should be replaced yearly to maintain the best taste possible. Reverse Osmosis produces a taste similar to big brand bottled water.
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