There are a number of water treatment options available for use in the home. The most effective of these products are called reverse osmosis filters that clean water of sediment and ensure that it is safe to drink for both the family and for the environment. There are a number of different types of water treatment filters available including activated carbon filters, ion exchange filters, multi media blocks, micron filtration and a multi-media zone.
A carbon activated filter has two different ways in which sediment can be removed from water. In the first way that is common in most systems a cartridge filter is used to remove sediment from the water. The second way in which this filter works is by forcing carbon into an activated plate. Carbon is then allowed to interact with the nutrient content of the water as well as any excess contaminants. When this interaction occurs, the carbon becomes adsorption ready leaving the filter head with nothing but clean water to provide the household with.
Ion exchange and micron filtration filters are one of the most commonly used types of filters for the home. These filters are designed to remove metals and chemicals such as lead from water, however they also remove small trace amounts of other minerals which may be present in the water. These filters are available in both cartridge and block form. For drinking water the typical type of filter is a carbon and ceramic cartridge filter. These filters work best when used in conjunction with another type of water filter for home such as an activated charcoal filter. Activated charcoal is a material which absorbs various impurities in water, the most common being sediment and metal.