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“What is a CT Value?”: The (Simple) Math Behind Water Disinfection

Disinfection of your water is crucial to ensuring that your water is safe to drink and free of harmful bacteria and other organisms.  The primary methods of disinfection are chlorination, hydrogen peroxide injection, ozone, and UV light.  All of these methods, however, require sufficient contact time between the water and the disinfectant.  Proper contact time … Continue reading “What is a CT Value?”: The (Simple) Math Behind Water Disinfection

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What is the Difference Between Pro-OX,Filox, MangOX, Pyrolox, and Greensand Iron Filter Media?

We often get questions about iron filter media here at Clean Water Systems. It seems many people are overwhelmed by the breadth of options available when shopping for an iron filter, and with all sorts of tanks, valves, and filter media available, it's not hard to see why. Iron filters contain iron filter media, which is a type of granular filter media that removes iron and often manganese as well.

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Point of Use Ozone and How to Use It

Ozonation is a process used for disinfecting water. It is a common water treatment method used to replace chlorination for a variety of different purposes.

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Iron Filters: We Have Crystal Clear Water Again

The system is doing great now. Thanks for all your help! The Chemsorb cleaned up and we have crystal clear water again. Running the Ozone unit on pure oxygen. Running about 12 SCFH now seems to be the most potent flow on pure oxygen.

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James F. is our October Testimonial Raffle Winner!!

Congratulations to James for winning, we hope he enjoys his USA made High-Flow 4 Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System! If you send in a blurb about what you think and a few pictures of a recent purchase, you can be entered into November’s raffle. Thanks to everyone who entered, we are glad you are … Continue reading James F. is our October Testimonial Raffle Winner!!

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UV Light Water Treatment

Are you a city water user, or a well water user? Whatever your answer, you have likely drunk water that was disinfected with chlorine. Chlorine was instrumental in the creation of the first municipal water systems due to its efficiency as an anti-bacterial agent and is now a popular choice for well water users looking … Continue reading UV Light Water Treatment

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Using PVC for a UV Sterilizer? Think Again!

Here at Clean Water Systems we sell quite a few UV sterilizers.  Recently, one customer wrote to us to ask whether she could use plastic PVC piping in and out of her UV sterilizer. The answer is that yes, you can, but you really should not. UV light will degrade PVC piping over time, causing damage … Continue reading Using PVC for a UV Sterilizer? Think Again!

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Never Fear Manganese with These New Filters from Clean Water Systems

Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral that often accompanies iron as a waterborne contaminant.  It is found in rocks and soil and is a necessary part of a healthy human diet.  While low levels of manganese are harmless – beneficial, in fact – higher levels of manganese contamination and ingestion can cause serious health concerns, … Continue reading Never Fear Manganese with These New Filters from Clean Water Systems

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Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part III

We will finish our series on Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramine Removal today with a look at one final chlorine removal method: the filter cartridge. Unlike the CX-MCA Aquasorb mentioned last Wednesday, regular carbon filter cartridges cannot remove chloramines. However, they will effectively filter chlorine and can be preferable if your … Continue reading Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part III

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Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part I

Hello again, readers! This week we want to devote the Clean Well Water Report to discussing whole house chlorine and chloramine filtration systems.  These systems are particularly useful if you are on city water, as chlorine has long been, and still is, the pre-eminent disinfection method used in municipal systems. There are three primary chlorine/chloramine … Continue reading Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part I

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