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Fluoride is a hot topic in most states, but more so in QLD with the announcement that fluoride has been added to our drinking water. We do not enter in discussions as to if we agree or disagree with fluoride inclusion, however we do give you the option to make that choice for yourself, and if you decide you do not want it, than we have solutions for you.
Fluoride is a toxin, and regardless of any benefits that may be achieved. It is the desire of the larger population to be entitled to extrude it from their drinking water.
This presents a problem as many traditional filtration systems fail to be able to remove fluoride as it is a mineral salt.
There are many forms of filtration available on the market that claim to remove fluoride, and in many cases they do in fact remove fluoride, however, it is our experience that these standard systems may in fact only remove all fluoride in the short term, (days or weeks) before expiring and not having any further ability to remove fluoride in the long term.The only proven and true method of removing fluoride in the long term is Reverse Osmosis Filtration. This is not a new technique, and tests show that it continues to extract fluoride effectively over a long period of time.
We offer several R/O systems through our store, one is the complete undersink RO system with storage bottle, and another is the wall mount R/O system without storage bottle.
These 2 systems are totally effective but are not considered to be portable, or as functional at the kitchen sink.
We designed this new system based on R/O technology but configured the system as a portable unit that can be snapped into and out of line on the kitchen sink in as little as 30 seconds.
It's as simple as refrigerating your fresh water and disconnecting your portable R/O system until next needed. It is compact enough to neatly be stored under your kitchen sink, out of your way. This process takes as little as 30 seconds!
Other R/O systems require hard plumbing, this system is connected to your mixer tap with a diverter valve which remains on your tap as a permanent fixture. We supply high pressure feed line from the diverter valve to the R/O system, and after that we supply a softer more flexible line as the pressure is not as strong. We can safely use low pressure soft tubing from the membrane to the drain hole, without plumbing.
* Fully Portable
* Easy to install
* Neatly and discreetly tucks away under you sink
* Ideal for caravan or traveling
This system is approx 1/3 of the price of standard R/O systems, its fully portable and has the ability to produce up to 120 Ltrs of water per day if required. (pending pressure available)
We have noted a seller on eBay offering a "5 stage Portable RO"....sounds attractive doesn't it? Certainly more attractive than this 3 stage at a glance, that's for sure...OR IS IT?
Let me point out a few things you may not realise....
First of all it's Chinese rubbish, reports are that the fittings leak like a sieve, furthermore they do not meet the standards approved for human consumption(very important)
They offer the following:
Stage 1 - Inline Sediment Prefilter every 6 months
NOT REQUIRED, JUST ANOTHER FILTER YOU NEED TO REPLACE AT YOUR COST
Stage 2 - Inline Granular Activated Carbon every 6-12 months
NOT REQUIRED AGAIN ANOTHER FILTER YOU HAVE TO REPLACE AT YOUR COST
These first two filters do absolutely nothing to enhance the filtration of your water or make the system last longer. However, what they will do, is make you spend more money replacing them when that time arises. Just remember it's the membrane that does all the work not these two filters.
Stage 3 - Inline Granular Activated Carbon every 6-12 months
OK, THIS IS THE ONLY FILTER REQUIRED TO PROTECT THE MEMBRANE FROM CHEMICALS LIKE CHLORINE
Stage 4 - TFC Thin Film Composite Membrane 50GPD every 36 months
Again this seems OK but ask where the membrane was made if it was made in China I suggest giving it a wide berth.
Stage 5 - Inline Ion Exchange Resin DI Cartridge every 6-12 months
This filter should never, NEVER be used for drinking water, Great for fish but DO NOT DRINK THIS WATER. D.I resins are designed to remove any residual mineral the membrane leaves behind. Membranes deliberately leave minerals in the water to help balance off the aggressive acidic behavior of RO water. Most RO's leave the water bland, lacking minerals and with an acidic pH - which isn't the best for drinking healthy water. However, using a D.I Resin filter after the membrane will make the water even more acidic with an approx pH of 5 (Acid)
I agree this is a perfect RO for fish -- but don't buy it for drinking water.
Due to the nature of the products we sell, a strict return policy is in place. We work with food grade certified materials that must be un-opened and un-used as to be able to be re-sold.
You will receive a credit of equal amount, less the postage cost to send it to you.
If you have any questions about our return policy, please contact us before purchase. This will also help to ensure you purchase the correct product that suits your requirements.
What makes this a Portable Reverse Osmosis Water Filter?
The most common form of Reverse Osmosis Water Filters is an Undersink Style, where the system is physically “Plumbed-In” under the sink in a permanent way. Our Portable RO Water Filters are designed to work off your kitchen tap using a diverter valve. This gives you the ability to take the system everywhere you go and can be easily and quickly installed on most standard kitchen taps.
How will I know if the system will connect to My Kitchen Tap?
Commonly, all kitchen taps use the same or similar type connections where the aerator goes (the mesh fitting that aerates the water when it comes out). There are some taps on the market that are a slim design and have small threads which unfortunately are not compatible. If your tap (thread where the aerator is) measures 22-24mm in diameter it will fit the standard diverter valve.
What if the system does NOT fit my Kitchen Tap?
There are alternatives you can use if this is the case. We have a range of fittings that suit different applications. You can use this system in the laundry on the ¾” washing machine inlet by using the Laundry Block Adaptor, this allows you to use your washing machine, and also the filter at the same time, diverting some of the water through the filter system. We also have a brass fitting that attaches to all standard ¾” Garden/Outdoor taps.
Is there a downside to using a portable system over the more common Undersink Variety of Reverse Osmosis Water Filters?
The only downside you will face is the flow rate or On Demand Capacity of the system. Reverse osmosis produces water at a rate of approx. 8-10L per Hour, which equates to a slow dribble of water. This is because the Reverse Osmosis Membrane has a micron rating of 0.0001 Microns, small enough to strip out all of the impurities in the water, including Fluoride. This is why the Undersink models contain a storage tank so you can collect water straight away from the tap on the sink. The Portable systems can be used to fill drinking water containers or dispensers as required.
Can I convert a Portable Reverse Osmosis Water Filter into an Undersink Filter?
Technically, yes. It is possible to do so however, there are several components that go into the Undersink models to convert it into a Plumbed in Automatic System. By the time you have purchased all of the necessary equipment, you will find it is cheaper to buy a brand new Undersink RO system.
How often do I need to change the filters?
As a general rule with Portable RO systems, the first filter (Or pre-Filter) should be replaced strictly every 6 months. This is highly recommended to help prolong the life of the more expensive and important Reverse Osmosis Membrane. If a pre filter is left on for too long, as the efficiency of chemical reduction is reduced, it may begin to let through residual traces of Chlorine through to the membrane. The Reverse Osmosis membrane is susceptible to damage from any number of chemicals that it comes into contact with, thus would begin to deteriorate more rapidly, potentially causing you to replace your membrane prematurely.
Will Reverse Osmosis remove 100% of Fluoride?
Reverse Osmosis filters can vary anywhere between 95% - 98% of effective removal of Fluoride. So technically speaking, Reverse Osmosis alone will not remove 100% of Fluoride from the water. In saying this, we can put this into perspective. The rough amount of Fluoride in municipal water can equate to 1L in an Olympic Sized Swimming Pool. If you then remove 98% of this, it then becomes 20mL per Olympic swimming pool. If you were to get the finished water analysed professionally by a NATA approved Laboratory, their instruments would not even be able to detect fluoride. So technically speaking, it won’t remove 100%, but the residual left over is beyond negligible. If, however, you want fluoride completely 100% removed, you can simply add a De-Ionising Resin Filter to the system which would render the water 100% Pure.
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