City Water Filter & Filtration System
Our city water filters and filtration systems prevent contamination from medical by-products, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and other waste products.
Sante for Health’s, city water filtration systems include top of the line city water filters to provide clean, chemical-free water for bathing, cooking, drinking and more. We back our reputation in providing the best possible city water filtration systems and city water filters for homes and offices connected to city water systems, with all chemical makeups.
We recommend different city water filtration systems for different chemical compositions. Whether it is your tap water or your whole house city water filtration system we can remove the contaminants that make your city water taste and smell bad and dry out your skin and hair.
City water filters effectively remove harmful chemicals such as chlorine, up to 99% of chloramines, metals, lead, VOC’s, Radon, rust and other elements that can wreak havoc on a healthy head of hair and your overall health.
Our bodies absorb 100 times more chlorine and chemicals in a 10-minute shower than from drinking the same unfiltered tap water. Without a filtration system in place we are breathing in a significant amount of chlorine, which are not only cosmetically damaging but potentially dangerous to our health as well.
The best solution is to install a city water filtration system at the point the water enters your home so that your shower water – as well as the water throughout your entire home – is filtered to remove harsh chemicals.
At Sante for Health we will help you find the city water filtration system or shower water filter that meets your waters needs and we offer all city water filter refills you will need for any unit!
The United States has some of the safest public water systems in the world. However, even here, municipal and city water treatment systems can become polluted. Water may be treated differently in different communities depending on the quality of the water that enters the different treatment plants.
SELECT THE RIGHT SHOWER FILTER FOR CITY WATERShower filter dechlorination requires its own unique design approach to meet various health requirements. In less than 10 years, shower filters have grown from a non-industry to a significant niche market. Consumers, at first only concerned with the quality of their drinking water, are now more aware of the importance of removing chlorine, one of nature's most toxic elements, from their shower water, too. Yet, the similarity between drinking water filters and shower filters stops there. Shower filter dechlorination requires its own unique design approach to meet the elevated temperatures, high flow rates and size limitations of shower installations, all while providing users with an enjoyable shower experience. With more manufacturers jumping into the market, a better understanding of how filtration media, filter body size, flow rates, and shower head quality factor into the design equation can guide you toward the best product selection.
Dechlorination benefits: separating facts from fiction
The most important contribution shower filters make toward a healthier lifestyle is reducing the amount of free chlorine that comes into direct contact with your skin. Outrageous claims such as shower filters reducing the risk of heart attack and cancer are just that, outrageous. Any manufacturer touting unsubstantiated claims should be viewed with suspicion.
What benefits can users expect from dechlorinating their shower water? The primary benefit is the removal of free chlorine. Chlorine is an inorganic substance that chemically bonds to the protein in your hair and skin, destroying the natural ecological balance of the skin. A quality dechlorinating shower filter will consistently remove 90 percent of free chlorine, resulting in softer, more manageable hair and healthier, younger-looking skin. For chlorine-sensitive people, particularly small children, the elderly and sufferers of asthma or emphysema, chlorine removal also is a safeguard against negative allergic reactions.
KDF: The Preferred Shower Filter Media In developing a dechlorinating shower filter, designers are basically limited to two media types acceptable for potable water use: granular activated carbon (GAC) and atomized brass (KDF). Other media have been tried-the most notable being calcium sulfate-but were not deemed acceptable for direct human contact.
GAC is an in-effective dechlorinating medium in shower filters. Many early manufacturers thought its properties were directly transferrable to shower filter applications. Not so. First, carbon is not recommended for hot water use.
Unlike drinking water units which, on average, operate at ambient temperatures, shower filters are continuously exposed to temperatures ranging from body temperature to 105 degrees F. At these elevated temperatures, some of the contaminants adsorbed by the carbon can slough off and re-enter the water stream. GAC also is light in weight. Therefore, it requires a much larger housing to achieve the same density as other filter media. For example, 16 ounces of KDF can be housed in a filter body that is 3.2 ounces in weight and only a few inches long.
For GAC to achieve the same level of performance, you would need enough media to fill a bucket. GAC is also highly adsorbent-like a cellulose sponge-and becomes saturated in hundreds of gallons versus thousands of gallons with KDF, requiring more frequent replacement.
Today, non-carbon shower filters are the norm, and KDF the preferred media among shower filter designers. However, it is extremely effective at free chlorine removal. KDF is also bacteriostatic and tends to reduce or eliminate fungus and mildew build-up in the shower. KDF is composed of 50 percent copper and 50 percent zinc. It removes free chlorine by reversing the electrochemical process that originally separated the chlorine from sodium in a brine solution. Here's how it works: Copper and zinc are dissimilar metals. The tension between these metals generates between 900 and 1100 millivolts of electricity in an aqueous state (i.e., as water passes through the media). This is enough electricity to generate a galvanic charge that re-establishes the original electrolytic environment that created the free chlorine. The chlorine is able to recombine with a metal ion, normally zinc, to form a soluble zinc chloride which washes out of the filter and is harmless to humans. KDF not only offers dechlorination capabilities, but it lasts longer than carbon media. In general, a KDF shower filter will last one and-a-half years or more for a family of three. However, it should be noted that KDF's effectiveness is measured by its ability to generate the electrochemical action described earlier, not in gallonage. The cathode-anode relationship between copper and zinc (which generates the galvanic charge) is disrupted by particulate contaminants in the water. As a result, the less particulate matter in the water entering the filter, the longer the KDF media will generate adequate levels of electricity to effectively remove free chlorine. So, a KDF shower filter in Bangor, Maine, where the particulate contaminants in the water are low, will last a lot longer than one in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Because buyers are more familiar with the "gallonage" terminology, many KDF shower filter manufacturers list gallonage as a lifespan rating. However, this should be viewed as a warranty figure rather than a true representation of the actual life of the product.
The Role of the Shower Filter Designer! If most of today's shower filter manufacturers use KDF, what's the difference from one filter to the next? The design and manufacture. There are several considerations when using KDF that need to be factored into the final shower filter design. One of the primary issues is contact time-the amount of time the media is in contact with the water before it exits the shower head. This determines the amount of media required and the most efficient housing size. The longer the water is in the presence of the media, the better the media performs. With the Sante for Health Ultimate Dual Shower Filter your water goes through twice the amount of media for twice the cleaning power!
Typically, surface water requires more treatment and filtration than ground water because lakes, rivers, and streams contain more sediment and pollutants and are more likely to be contaminated than ground water. Some water supplies may also contain medical by-products, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and other waste products. We offer many products for well water treatment systems, and for many different issues.
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