What is Microbial Water Filtration
Microbial water filtration or purification is the process of removing unwanted microbes, or microorganisms, from water. A microbe is a larger term encompassing organisms such as bacteria, mold, and algae.
While certain types of microbes are needed in a healthy environment, microbial water filters aim to eliminate the unwanted and potentially dangerous microbes, especially certain disease – and illness-causing bacteria. These types of harmful microbes only account for less than 1% of all bacteria that can invade our body and make us ill with infectious diseases like the flu and measles. In fact, according to the Microbiology Society, “there is also strong evidence that microbes may contribute to many non–infectious chronic diseases such as some forms of cancer and coronary heart disease.”
How Does Microbial Water Filtration Work?
Microbial water filtration systems remove the cryptosporidium cysts that are resistant to most common forms of filtration. Cryptosporidium cysts can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses, which are why it’s so important to filter them out of your homes, water. In addition to conventional filtration technologies, microbial filters use coagulation, filtration, and sedimentation like slow sand filters, diatomaceous earth filters, and membranes, which are not always used in other water filters. In addition to removing these microbes, microbial water filtration systems continues to purify your waters taste, odor, bacteria, chlorine and other minerals. Microbial water purification systems can be installed in under sink water filter systems that can be worked into existing pipework.
Does Your Home Need a Microbial Water System?
To find out if your home or business needs a microbial water filtration system, contact us today to schedule your free in-home water analysis.