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Removes 99% of Sodium, Arsenic, Lead, Copper, Mercury, Cyanide, Barium, Chlorine, Sulfide, Iron, Chromium, Nickel, Silicate, Ammonium, Bicarbonate, Chlorine, Chloramine, Dissolved Solids, Cysts, VOCs, MTBE, Sediment, Bacteria, Virus and Germs, from your drinking and cooking water

                                    LAMP INTENSITY OF 30,000 mw/cm2

               Makes great water for Drinking, Cooking, Baby Formula, Juices,

            Low Sodium Diets, Ice Machines, Coffee, Tea, Batteries, Aquariums,

                    Makes 100 Gallons Per Day   Thousands of Gallons Per Year

                       Save thousands of dollars over buying bottled water

           A gallon of water weights 8 lbs,  save hauling thousands of pounds.

 

                                            Standard Features:

                   Stage 1 · 10” Sediment Filter 5 Microns Polypropylene
                   Stage 2 · 10” GAC Pre-Filter Cartridge
                   Stage 3 · 10” Carbon Block Pre-Filter 5 Microns
                   Stage 4 · 100 GPD (Gallon Per Day) TFC Membrane vessel with A                                     Auto Shut-Off Valve
                   Stage 5 · GAC Inline Filter – NSF Approved
                   Stage 6 · Ultra Violet Sterilization Light 1.0 GPM
                                · 4 Gallon Pressure Tank & Ball Valve
                                · Lead Free Chrome Plated Standard Long Reach Faucet
                                · Fully Assembled
                                · John Guest Quick Disconnect Fittings
                                · All Hardware Included
                                · Installation Manual and Warranty Included


                     

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                             $699  Includes 1st set of replacement filters

                         


                                    UVC RO  Replacement Filter Kit  
                       

10" Sediment Filter 5 Microns Polypropylene 10" Carbon Block Pre-Filter 5    Microns 10" GAC Pre-Filter Cartridge 10" Preliminary GAC Inline Filter - Improves Taste, Removes Odors, Chlorine Removal 10" Secondary GAC Inline Filter - Improves Clarity, Removes Sediment·  Filter Wrench
                                                       $79.99

                              UVC Replacement Lamp & Assembly  $82.49


                                         Optional Features Available:

                             Aquatec CDP6800 or CDP8800 Booster Pumps
                                    Aquatec ERP100 Permeate Pump
                                                  Air Gap Faucet
                                         Faucet with Indicator Monitor
                                     Designer Color Faucets Available
                                      NEW DESIGN Ceramic Faucet

   

 

Soon, everyone will know the benefits of reverse osmosis. Reverse Osmosis equipment has only been manufactured for the house hold consumer for just a few years.  Until recently, it was used primarily by major corporations and the U.S. Government for purifying unpotable water supplies throughout the world.  It was, and still is, used on large military and commercial ships for purifying seawater making it suitable for human consumption.

    

Reverse Osmosis, also known as hyperfiltration, is the finest filtration known. This process will allow the removal of particles as small as ions from a solution. Reverse osmosis is used to purify water and remove salts and other impurities in order to improve the color, taste or properties of the fluid. It can be used to purify fluids such as ethanol and glycol, which will pass through the reverse osmosis membrane, while rejecting other ions and contaminants from passing. The most common use for reverse osmosis is in purifying water. It is used to produce water that meets the most demanding specifications that are currently in place.

Reverse osmosis is capable of rejecting bacteria, salts, sugars, proteins, particles, dyes, and other constituents that have a molecular weight of greater than 150-250 daltons. The separation of ions with reverse osmosis is aided by charged particles. This means that dissolved ions that carry a charge, such as salts, are more likely to be rejected by the membrane than those that are not charged, such as organics. The larger the charge and the larger the particle, the more likely it will be rejected. Reverse osmosis uses a membrane that is semi permeable, allowing the fluid that is being purified to pass through it, while rejecting the contaminants that remain.

Most reverse osmosis technology uses a process known as cross flow to allow the membrane to continually clean itself. As some of the fluid passes through the membrane the rest continues downstream, sweeping the rejected species away from the membrane. The process of reverse osmosis requires a driving force to push the fluid through the membrane, and the most common force is pressure from a pump. The higher the pressure, the larger the driving force. As the concentration of the fluid being rejected increases, the driving force required to continue concentrating the fluid increases.

Only very small molecules are able to pass through the pores of an RO membrane. Even dissolved mineral molecules are too large to penetrate the pores. For example, pesticides, bacteria, and viruses are unable to pass through the pores of the membrane, and therefore are flushed down the drain.

RO filtration can remove up to 99% of most contaminants including arsenic, nitrates, radium, chromium, fluoride, and dissolved solids such as sodium, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, etc. 

America's Best Air & Water UVCSTORE.COM RO systems come with filters that can process about 4,000-5,000 gallons of pure water. Average usage of approximately 10 gallons of pure water per day would allow these filters to last more than one year. However, even if you use less than the standard 10 gallons per day, we recommend filter replacement each year to maximize the effectiveness of your filtration system.

  
To understand "reverse osmosis," it is probably best to start with normal osmosis. Basically, osmosis is the "movement of a solvent through a semi permeable membrane (as of a living cell) into a solution of higher solute concentration that tends to equalize the concentrations of solute on the two sides of the membrane."  To understand what it means, refer to the picture below.

                   

On the left is a container filled with water, and a tube has been half-submerged in the water. As you would expect, the water level in the tube is the same as the water level in the beaker. In the middle figure, the end of the tube has been sealed with a "semi permeable membrane" and the tube has been half-filled with a salty solution and submerged. Initially, the level of the salt solution and the water are equal, but over time, something unexpected happens -- the water in the tube actually rises. The rise is attributed to "osmotic pressure."

A semi permeable membrane is a membrane that will pass some atoms or molecules but not others. A good example of a semi permeable membrane would be the lining of your intestines, or a cell wall.

In the figure above, the membrane allows passage of water molecules but not salt molecules. One way to understand osmotic pressure would be to think of the water molecules on both sides of the membrane. They are in constant motion. On the salty side, some of the pores get plugged with salt atoms, but on the pure-water side that does not happen. Therefore, more water passes from the pure-water side to the salty side, as there are more pores on the pure-water side for the water molecules to pass through. The water on the salty side rises until one of two things occurs: The salt concentration becomes the same on both sides of the membrane (which isn't going to happen in this case since there is pure water on one side and salty water on the other). The water pressure rises as the height of the column of salty water rises, until it is equal to the osmotic pressure. At that point, osmosis will stop.

Osmosis, is why drinking salty water (like ocean water) will kill you. When you put salty water in your stomach, osmotic pressure begins drawing water out of your body to try to dilute the salt in your stomach. Eventually, you would dehydrate and die.

In reverse osmosis, the idea is to use the membrane to act like an extremely fine filter to create drinkable water from salty (or otherwise contaminated) water. The salty water is put on one side of the membrane and pressure is applied to stop, and then reverse the osmotic process. 

                            HOW THE MEMBRANE SYSTEM WORKS

 

The spiral membrane is constructed of one or more membrane envelopes wound around a perforated central tube. The permeate passes through the membrane into the envelope and spirals inward to the central tube for collection. The illustration above represents a simplified spiral-wound membrane element.Understanding the elements of your  


                                  REVERSE OSMOSIS System

Reverse Osmosis or RO: Is the passing of a greater concentrate under pressure to a lesser concentrate through a semi permeable membrane.  Tap water having the higher concentration of impurities than that of cleaner water.  The pores of a membrane are very small at around .001 thousands of a micron.  As a comparison - the human hair is around 100 microns thick.  

Pre filter: These range in size from 30 microns down to 1 micron.  This filter works on the larger particles in the water.  The finer the pre filter the faster it will clog up with impurities.  You will want to protect the pre-carbon in a thin film composite or TFC system from fouling by sediment.  A 5 to 10 micron pre filter is best suited for residential systems.   If you live in an area that has a lot of sediment than you should change this filter more often, typically it is sufficient to change it every 6-12 months.

Pre carbon: Will remove the chlorine before it comes in contact with your membrane and will extend the life of a TFC membrane.   

Post carbon: This is a polishing filter that removes taste and orders.  It usually contains smaller more fine carbon than the coarser pre carbon.  Most post carbon filters are encapsulated or are in the form of a cartridge. Inside the filter is simply coconut shells that are burned at 2500 degrees in a furnace.  This gives the water a very pleasant taste and should be replaced every 6 months. 

Membrane: The "heart" of your RO system.  America's Best Air & Water LLC UVCSTORE.com  only uses TFC (Thin Film Composite) Membranes.  The TFC can survive in feed water with pH of up to 11.  However the TFC membrane cannot handle more than 1000 hours of contact with chlorine so this is why all residential TFC systems have a carbon filter ahead of the membrane.  You should replace a TFC membrane every 2 years this will ensure optimal performance.  

DI (Deionization) Media Filter: Reverse Osmosis membranes, although very good at removing contaminants, still allow trace amounts to pass through. Nitrates, phosphates and silica are among these substances not fully removed. By further processing RO water through a multilayered, mixed-bed Deionization cartridge, even those difficult to remove chemicals are reduced to virtually undetectable levels. The Deionization cartridge contains resin beds of positive ions (cations) and negative ions (anions) which react with contaminants to chemically remove them from the water stream. The result is ultra-pure water that is extremely low in contaminants. 

The DI is a color changing media, turns from dark green to yellow as the efficiency diminishes - a clear housing is needed to view this feature. To use DI water for drinking water, we recommend adding an Ultra Violet Disinfection Lamp to your system to kill all bacteria.

Flow Restrictor: Restricts the water flow from going to the drain, by pushing it back to the membrane to produce RO Water.  You won't see it unless you remove the tubing, but this very small element is already enclosed in the tubing of your system when you receive it. 

Pressurized Storage tank: This is where the purified water that the RO system produces is stored before use.  

Ultra Violet: Called UV this is the best way to ensure that the pure water stored in the storage tank stays that way.  In this application water comes from the storage tank and before it goes through your faucet it passes through a high intensity ultra violet light.  This will kill all forms of bacteria that may or may not exist in the storage tank.  Think of it as an insurance system.  The UV lamp should be replaced once a year. Ultra Violet Disinfection is highly recommended for RO Systems with Deionization when used for drinking water.

Shut off: All new residential systems are now required to have a full tank shut off.  This shuts off the inlet pressure to the system when the storage tank becomes full.  

"Twist" Series or Bayonet filters: These are filters that can be removed more easily than conventional filters.  By simply turning the filter with your hand it will release from the system. These replacement filters are always encapsulated for more sanitary servicing and require no tools to replace the elements in a system.

Air gap faucet: This protects your entire system from potential contamination from a drain backup.  The water running to the drain is vented at the faucet that comes with your system.  A proper air gap is a minimum of one inch above the top of your sink.  With this gap if your sink backs up and your system is shut off water will not run back up into the drain line of your system contaminating it.    

Rejection of impurities: This is what your membrane is removing from your tap water.  A new reverse osmosis system will remove about 95% to 99% of all TDS or total dissolved solids.  As your membrane gets older its rejection of impurities will fall.  Once it falls below 85 % it is time to replace the membrane.  

TDS meters: TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids.  The best way to check if your system is operating at its peak performance is to do a water quality check.  Test the tap water and then the purified water.  Most of these meters give you a reading in parts per million or ppm of total dissolved solids witch is basically everything in the water that cannot be boiled out of it.  A TDS meter can range in price from $25.00 all the way to $500.00. You should keep your TDS meter in good condition and check it against an absolute solution of 100 parts per million. You can buy our TDS Meters online for only $45.95  

                           

High total dissolved solids may affect the aesthetic quality of the water, interfere with washing clothes and corroding plumbing fixtures. For aesthetic reasons, a limit of 500 mg/l (milligrams per liter) has been established as part of the Secondary Drinking Water Standards. (EPA)


Hex Feed Valves:  Each System comes with a Hex Feed Valve. There are  three feed valves to choose from. A and B are for copper pipes, and are self piercing feed valves.  
         C is an adapter that goes between the flexi hose and the feed valve.

                       

                       THE BENEFITS OF REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER

* Delicious, sparkling-clear, odor free drinking water.  * Pristine, flavorful coffee, tea and juice.  * Clean rinsed, fresh fruits and vegetables.  * Fresh drinking water for your pets.   * Crystalline, harder and clearer ice cubes.  * Better tasting soups, sauces and meals when prepared with R.O. water.  * Cost effective. The daily cost of bottled water will no longer be a concern. *  Environmentally sound water treatment methods & no plastic containers adding to land-fill waste.  * Convenient. Fresh, clean water, ready at your tap.  * Rinse your glassware in R.O. water for spotless, sparkling results.  * Nourish your plants and flowers with fresh water.  * Fill your aquarium with clean, clear water.                          * Prolong the life of your coffee maker, humidifier or steam iron.

                   

             Permeate Pump     PP100       w/Z Bracket              $95.95   

                           

                                      About the Permeate Pump

                               Permeate Pump (ERP 1000/AHSPP100)

A non-electrical, energy-saving device which dramatically improves RO system efficiency.

For many years, the effectiveness of RO water treatment and purification has been well recognized. Typical RO systems require five or more gallons of tap water to produce a single gallon of RO purified water. As water becomes an increasingly precious resource throughout much of the world, water waste becomes increasingly unacceptable. A Permeate Pump enhanced RO system, by reducing wastewater by up to 80%, helps conserve an important natural resource while extending component life. In other words, less water going through the system overall means less wastefulness and less component wear.

The Permeate Pump is a non-electrical device which uses only the hydraulic energy of the brine water (normally lost to the drain) to push additional purified water (i.e. “permeate”) into your pressure tank. This increased pressure allows the RO membrane to perform as if within an atmospheric tank system. Use of a Permeate Pump improves membrane life, system performance, and provides other important benefits as detailed below.

Features and Benefits Improves water quality through improved membrane efficiency

In typical RO systems, increased tank pressure is offset by decreased pressure across the membrane. This decreased pressure causes a substantial decline in system performance and efficiency. A Permeate Pump enhanced RO system maintains full pressure across its RO membrane, even as tank pressure reaches up to 95% of line pressure. This insures both better water quality (maximum TDS reduction) and extended membrane life. Improves product tank “fill time” by up to 65%

In typical RO systems, increased tank pressure results in decreased recovery rates. A Permeate Pump enhanced RO system, by automatically minimizing back pressure, accelerates recovery rates (and reduces tank refill times) by up to 65%.Reduces wastewater by up to 80%, extends component life

In typical RO systems, between 5-10 gallons of wasted tap water (discharged to drain) are required to create a single gallon of purified RO water. This process is highly inefficient and reduces component life (prefilters, booster pumps, etc.) accordingly. Improves flow rates (tap pressure) through increased tank pressure

In typical RO systems, performance decreases as tank pressure increases. This limits most RO systems to approximately 60- 70% of line pressure in their tanks. A Permeate Pump enhanced RO system can achieve up to 95% of line pressure without impacting system performance.

If you use your RO system is used for minimum applications and most of the time you draw  only a small amount of water from the tank, a Hydraulic Shut Off Valve can provide stronger, more reliable flow rates at your tap and also helps meet the high minimum pressure requirements often required for coffee makers, ice machines, etc.   

The Permeate Pump already includes an automatic shut Off, and therefore the Hydraulic Shut Off Valve is not included in the system, however, the Hydraulic Shut Off Valve can be included to your system if requested, at no additional charge. Reduces system size and space requirements

A Permeate Pump enhanced RO system delivers higher efficiency production of purified water. As a result, lower rated membranes can often replace larger ones to meet the same usage requirements. This enables smaller systems to help meet restrictive space requirements.

Summary of Key Features No electricity required, powered only by hydraulic energy normally lost to drainImproves water quality by insuring membrane efficiencyImproves membrane life, prevents “TDS creep”Decreases product tank “fill time” by up to 65% Reduces drain wastewater by up to 80% Increases product tank pressure (up to 95% of feed pressure)For all membranes rated 10 - 120 GDPEffective for inlet water pressures as low as 30 PSICompact size for easy installation

Technical Specifications

DESIGN: The Permeate Pump is a non-electrical, hydraulically driven pump. It uses a reciprocating positive displacement, single action diaphragm to create dramatic efficiency improvements for RO based water purification.

WEIGHT: Approximately 1 lb.

WETTED MATERIALS (PERMEATE SIDE): NSF-listed, FDA-approved thermoplastic, EPDM.

NON-WETTED MATERIALS: Stainless Steel, Polypropylene.


         " The idea that our drinking water is safe can be hard to swallow"

                       By Glenn Haege America's Master Handyman   

I can remember when the water in Lake St. Clair was so clear, you’d think you could drink direct from the lake. That probably wasn’t a good idea then. It certainly is not a good idea now.

                                           

Although some of us have well water, most have "city water." We feel that it is the responsibility of the water department to provide us with a constant supply of clean, fresh water. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that this has become an increasing challenge. Our natural water supply has become more polluted. The water supply lines are often antiquated. Many of us live in houses that are 30 or more years old, with plumbing and fixtures that are as old as the house.

The city water system treats the water with chlorine to make it safe. I know that chlorination is a life saver. But I also know that chlorine is dangerous. It was dangerous when they used it as a gas in World War I. It’s dangerous when used to kill mold or mildew on decks or bathrooms.  All danger aside, I personally don’t like drinking water that smells and tastes like disinfectant.

No matter how clean water is when it leaves the treatment plant, by the time it reaches my house, it could have picked up all sorts of trace elements and contaminants. A Water Resources Education web site, called WETnet, hosted by Purdue University, lists the amount of lead leached from lead-based copper-piping solders and brass fixtures as potentially dangerous.

Add to this the dangers of waterborne bacteria, such as cryptosporidium and giardia, and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) such as methylene chloride, benzene, and pesticides, that sometimes find their way into the drinking water supply.

Like most Americans, I am not content to just turn on the tap. I want to do something to give my family that extra  ounce of security. 

Reverse Osmosis filters with Ultraviolet Germicidal Light  Technology is the answer to producing inexpensive, pure, good tasting drinking & cooking water.

                            

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