There are several distinct differences:
- A Brita filter is a single carbon filter used to remove Chlorine, Taste and Odor that may be present in tap water. Our multiple stage water filtration system uses several carbon filters, sediment filter and membrane filter. The use of multiple filters enables our system to filter out more of what you don’t want in your drinking water such as dirt, rust and chlorine just to name a few thereby providing you with higher purity drinking water.
- The life span of our filter also has a longer useful life of up to 12 months when compared to the 4 month replacement schedule of the Brita filter.
- Brita filters utilize single cartridge filtration whereas our system uses reverse osmosis purification, a higher level of water purification.
- Fridge filters are similar to Brita filters because they utilize a small carbon filter to remove Chlorine, Taste and Odor that may be present in tap water.
There are several ways to look at this comparison:
- From a water process standpoint, if the bottled water you are purchasing is purified by reverse osmosis, then they are processed in the same manner.
- From a cost standpoint, when you’re purifying your own tap water, you are saving in the cost per serving when compared to the store purchased bottled water.
It should be noted that bottle water is not all processed the same way. Some bottled water companies simply bottle naturally filtered spring water. Take a moment to read the label and if it says the water is purified by reverse osmosis, then a higher level of water purification was used to filter the water.
Most often, water softeners are regenerated with salt and water. Regeneration is a process by which the softening materials inside the softener can be used over and over again. Once the regeneration is complete, the salt and water solution is flushed into the drain.
For sake of comparison, one slice of white bread contains about 114 mg of sodium, and an 8 oz glass of milk contains 120 mg of sodium. If your water contains 10 grain per gallon (GPG), and if you consume a total of one quart of softened water a day, your intake of additional sodium would be 75 mg, which is less than a slice of bread or a glass of milk.
One of the most common water treatment problems found in well water is iron, which can stain plumbing fixtures. There are 3 different types of iron.
Ferrous iron (dissolved) – Although not visible it is the most common type of iron. When mixed with oxygen it stains sinks, toilets and laundry, especially when bleach is added. To reduce levels of ferrous iron, softening and/or filtration is performed.
Ferric iron (suspended) – Ferric iron or brown water iron is oxidized and forms particles. Normally these particles are seen once settled down in a glass of water. Sometimes these particles are too small to be seen and very difficult to remove.
Iron bacteria – This is a general term used to describe a slimy growth or buildup in toilet tanks, which can clog filters, softeners and pipes. This bacteria is not harmful, but considered a nuisance because of the difficulty in removing.
There are two types of water problems:
Primary problems – Potentially dangerous problems that affect one’s health.
Aesthetic problems – Things that affect the taste, look or smell of the water.
Strange as it may seem, you could have an aesthetic problem (such as iron or manganese) that will not pose health risks.
It is EXTREMELY MISLEADING to interpret these analogies to minimize the magnitude of the risks. Even miniscule amounts of certain contaminants can poison water.
At no time do we recommend the use of iron cleaner additives or “iron treatment” salts with the use of the equipment. These cleaners will be harmful to the media in the EV conditioner equipment. Please consult with your local dealer or contact us for proper salt usage.