How does a water filter system work?

How does a water filter system work?

H2O the essence of life

Let's start with taking a look at water and the structure of the liquid substance that actually keeps us alive. 

Each water molecule is made up of tree atoms, two hydrogen atoms locked in a sort of triangle with one oxygen atom, H2O is the chemical formula. The slightly imbalanced structure of water molecules means that they attract and stick to many different substances. This is why all kinds of things will dissolve in water.

About 70% of Earth's surface is covered by water and water is never used up, it is only recycled through a constant movement within Earth and the atmosphere. It exists in different forms, and water is amazingly good at dissolving things. The downside to this is that when the water cycles through our environment it picks up contaminants on the way. 

Water in Malta

Water systems in Malta

Water picks up heavy metals, pesticides, bacteria, microorganisms, sediment, rust, organic chemical material, microplastics, among other things and the water system used in Malta is industrial Reverse Osmosis. A system that uses ultrafiltration, low pressure reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation that makes the water of a high enough quality to use in growing food, as well as landscaping and industry. 

How does a water filter system work?

Different types of filtration remove different pollutants, there is no single technique that removes all contaminants from water. Many of the water filter systems use two or more of these processes together. Basically we can break it down into two systems. There is physical filtration which means straining water through a membrane to remove larger impurities. And then we have chemical filtration that involves passing water through an active material that removes impurities chemically.

Water in Malta

Drinking water from your tap in Malta

The water that ends up in your kitchen tap here in Malta has been through a filtering process, an industrial Reverse Osmosis system, long before it even ends up in your pipes. Your pipes, on the other hand, may be old and might even have started to build up corrosion. In fact, the water in your tap might therefore once again have bacteria, hair, sand, dirt and other impurities that might be present in the pipes of your building. During the filtration process the water is treated with chlorine which is very effective to remove bacteria and other harmful organisms from the water but leaves a bad taste and odour to it.

Point of delivery water filter

That is why a filtration system at the point of delivery of your water ensures that your water tastes great and is free from contaminants.

The TAPP Water EcoPro filter  uses a 5 stage advanced filtration system. The carbon block is made from coconut shells and filters more than 100 substances from the water that might be harmful to your body. It comes in two different sizes depending on how much water you use and the size of your family.

The TAPP Water EcoPro filter has been independently tested here in Malta and is easy to attach as you can see in this video and the best way to know if you like the taste of the water is to have the TAPP at home with your pipes and system, and see how you get on. We offer a 45 day full refund guarantee and 95% of customers keep their TAPP!

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