Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)
Do you live in a community that has been exposed to PFAS in the water?
Our recommendation to you: A 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Unit to work in conjunction with the Whole House 6cuft Carbon Filter
Call our office at 603-778-2984 to learn more!
Whole House 6cuft Carbon Filtration System
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) recommends a two tank 4cuft GAC system. It states that, "the treatment systems proven to be effective at removing PFCs to non-detectable levels in New Hampshire typically have consisted of these systems in series."
We offer the Whole House 6cuft Carbon Filtration System which is designed to remove PFOAs, PFCs, Volatile Organic Compounds as well as Chlorine and other municipal chemicals.
Our Whole House 6cuft Carbon Filter is a two tank system, setup in a lead/ lag format; one tank (lead) will be in front of the other taking the brunt force of the raw water and the second (lag) will buffer the already filtered water. Each tank holds 3 cubic feet of NSF/ANSI-61 certified ResinTech high quality acid washed carbon. ResinTech, the company that produces the carbon, states that this media is intended for use in dechlorinating water and reducing organic impurities, as pretreatment for reverse osmosis and ion exchange systems.
As the raw water flows through our system it is met by the bed of carbon; how long the water takes to travel through the bed is referred to as exposure time. Using 6 cubic feet of acid washed carbon allows for the contaminants to be exposed to the media for a total of five minutes to ensure clean water throughout your house.
The maintenance required for this system is a yearly 3 cuft carbon rebed. One of the filters will will be replaced annually but you will still have the protection of two. Having two filters inline allows the incoming water to have an exposure time to the media to well above industry standards.
5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Unit
We suggest the 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Unit to work in conjunction with the 6cuft Whole House Carbon System to ensure your safety by giving you completely pure water for drinking and cooking. This system requires yearly maintenance in which we do a Reverse Osmosis Filter Change and Sanitization. This service entails changing out the 5 filters and sanitizing the filter housings.
Do you have a fridge with a water and or ice cube dispenser? We are able to run a line from the RO drinking unit in order to supply your fridge with reverse osmosis water and ice cubes.
What are the 5 stages?
Stage 1: A 5 micron spun polypropylene replaceable cartridge to remove silt, iron or other particulate matter.
Stage 2: A granulated activated carbon (GAC) replaceable cartridge to reduce chlorine present in stage 1 water, trap odors, improve clarity, taste and further remove soluble organic contaminants.
Stage 3: A carbon block replaceable cartridge to further treat stage 2 water to complete the removal of any chlorine remaining as well as finish filtering the water prior to entry into the membrane.
Stage 4: A 70 gallon per day thin film composite (TFC) replaceable membrane using stage 3 pre-filtered water at 80 psi to physically screen out sodium, other microorganisms and pathogenic bacteria. The system reduces the total dissolved solids 99%, while increasing treated water delivered by over 60% in a given time span, resulting in a 1-2 hour storage tank fill rate with minimal waste water to drain.
Stage 5: An in-line final carbon replaceable GAC (granulated activated carbon) sealed filter module, which takes stage 5 tank stored water and polishes it; maximizing its clarity, color and taste prior to consumption.
** Have granite counter tops? You will need to have a 7/8" or 1" hole drilled in order for us to install the RO spigot next to your sink. If you have a soap dispenser or sprayer that you don't use we could use its existing hole for the spigot as well.
Whole House Reverse Osmosis
This system provides pure water for residential and light commercial applications through the process known as submicronic filtration. This process can remove all contaminants from water. The water is held in a storage tank and sent back to the user. This system allows you to drink, shower, do laundry and wash your hands all using RO purified water.
What is it and how does it work?
It is a complete water treatment system for any home water supply using a holding tank fed by a well, spring, stream, lake, etc.
The system is designed to reduce: Arsenic Bacteria, Radon Gas, VOCs, Turbidity, Color, Bad Taste, Odor, Iron (Rust Stains), Manganese (Black Stains), Sulfur (Rotten Egg Smell) and other contaminants.
The system uses a water treatment process that removes undesirable materials from water by using pressure to force the water molecules through a semi permeable membrane. ROs remove ionized salts, colloids and organic molecules down to a molecular weight of 100.
An Ozone Generator in combination with an Air Pump, continuously aerates your water tank with tiny ozone saturated bubbles, which oxidize and kill many of the impurities in your water. These ozone-saturated bubbles also provide the pumping action to constantly circulate and filter the entire contents of your holding tank at the rate of about 10 gallons per minute (600 gallons per hour-over 14,000 gallons per day). The result is refreshing, delicious, high quality completely pure water throughout your home for all of your water needs: Showering, laundering, dish washing, cooking, etc.
Definition of Ozone (O3): Ozone, one of nature's basic elements, is a very powerful disinfecting and deodorizing gas consisting of oxygen (O2) with an extra oxygen atom attached, therefore becoming ozone (O3). When oxygen in the air is exposed to electric corona discharge, ozone is created (such as our sun creating the ozone layer). When ozone does its job, it oxidizes by giving up and attaching its extra oxygen atom to anything that can be oxidized. Once this process occurs, the ozone molecule becomes oxygen (O3-O=O2). Thus, the only by-product of ozone is pure oxygen. In fact, ozone reverts to pure oxygen quite rapidly and naturally. The half-line of ozone in the air is on the order of hours and on the order of minutes when dissolved in water. Additionally, ozone dissolves over 12 times more readily into water than pure oxygen, then reverts to oxygen, providing hundreds of times more dissolved oxygen in your water than could otherwise be possible. The high oxygen content of your water provides many of the benefits made possible with the Whole House RO.