How to choose and purchase faucet filters Common misconceptions in choosing and purchasing tap water

2014-12-22 00:00

Some experts pointed out that 88% of the world's diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation facilities. Although the tap water flowing from the faucet is guaranteed by the disinfection treatment of the water plant, it is often prone to secondary pollution during the transmission process. The so-called secondary pollution refers to the pollution generated during the transportation of water pipes after being treated by the water plant, mainly including impurities such as rust caused by aging of water pipes and by-products from disinfection of chlorine agents in the water plant. In order to avoid and reduce secondary pollution, households in developed countries such as the United States and Japan often use faucet filters, a portable and simple filtering device. So what should we pay attention to when choosing and purchasing tap water filters? Let's take a look at common misconceptions in choosing tap water filters.

Myth 1: The more filter elements in a product, the better.

"The more filter elements, the better. Some low-end water purification products can easily have four or five filter elements, but all use simple filtering materials, and the filtering effect may not be as strong as a high-performance filter element.". The editor suggested that the final filtration of drinking water should use disposable filter elements as much as possible to avoid secondary pollution.

Myth 2: Look only at the brand without considering professionalism.

Many well-known brands belong to businesses that operate a variety of household appliances, and their goal is to meet the ordinary living needs of the low and middle end market. They can only produce low-end ordinary water purification equipment. However, the complexity of domestic water purification, especially direct drinking water, requires a professional research and development team. Therefore, everyone should try to choose the brand of water purification equipment made by professional water purification enterprises, which not only ensures good technical quality, but also provides you with more professional services.

Myth 3: Activated carbon filtration technology is outdated.

Not so, activated carbon is the best filtration and adsorption material in nature. Almost all water purifiers use activated carbon. If activated carbon is not used, no matter how high the filtration accuracy is claimed, the taste of the effluent will be reduced. There are three types of activated carbon: granular, powdered, and activated carbon rod. The first two are low cost, but filtration is often incomplete. The latter is a safer option and can achieve 100% complete filtration.

Mistake 4: The filter element can be left unchanged for a long time.

In fact, a clogging filter element is a good filter element, which also indicates that the water purifier is indeed effective. It is often exaggerated to claim that filter elements need not be replaced for 3-5 years on the market. Don't go overboard on cheap things. Water purifiers are still a demand in China for people who pursue high-end quality of life, and generally speaking, the effect of high prices will be relatively better. In addition, the service life and water purification capacity of high-quality filter elements will be better, and the price will naturally increase. But overall, it's still cost-effective.