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How does a Ceramic Filter Work?


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With the large number of water treatment systems available it is difficult to decide which to choose without more information. One of the most natural forms of water filtration is the ceramic filter method. These filters efficiently provide the owner with clean, bacteria free drinking water. The process is easy to follow and will provide the answers on how this works to give you quality water for your home.

The Filtration Process

The process of the ceramic water filter works using three major steps. After learning the process, it is crystal clear as to why this kind of water filter is so effective. The first step in the process is the water passes through a surface sieving. This step can be compared to a kitchen colander in that it quickly traps large particles of debris from the water. Those large pieces of contaminants cannot pass through the first stage and are removed from your water supply. The second step the water goes through is a maze like construction designed to trap and stop contaminants. The third step is a surface adhesion built into the maze part of the filter that successfully prohibits pollutants from appearing in your water. Gravity is usually the force behind the ceramic filtration. The walls of the filter are designed to have greater pull than the flow of the water. This feature allows the bacteria and contaminants to be trapped in the porous ceramic surface. When the filter is replaced on this system, all of the harmful debris goes with it, so it is important to wear gloves during this process.

Ceramic filtering leaves the beneficial minerals and electrolytes in the water supply. However it does remove contaminants like E. coli and salmonella. It is also adept at removing harmful bacteria such as protozoan cysts, Cryptosporidium  and Giardia . Overall, ceramic water filtration will keep you and your family's drinking supply safe from dangerous organisms and other pollutants. Having pure, great tasting drinking water is the only thing you have to worry about when using these filters.

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