How Does the Filtration Remove Chlorine and Purify the Water?
The state-of-the-art technology that filters chlorine, sulfur, smell, rust water and traces of heavy metals in The ShowerFilterStore Filter is multi-fold: KDF (copper-zinc) and Chlorgon (mineral salts). Our "Rainshow'r®" and bath model uses KDF and quartz crystals.
The ShowerFilterStore Filters are designed to use a replaceable cartridge that is easy to install, user-friendly, and earth-friendly.
In the presence of rushing water, the KDF media acts like poles of a battery, the copper becoming the cathode (negative pole) and the zinc becoming the anode (positive pole), thereby creating a minute electrical current. Because free (pure) chlorine is a very unstable compound, in the presence of KDF the chlorine molecule gives up its outermost electron, allowing it to immediately bond with the copper and zinc elements, thus forming harmless, chelatable body salts (cupric and zinc chlorides).
KDF is a compound made of copper and zinc, two dissimilar elements in a granular form that operates by the law of opposites. It effectively removes up to 99% of free chlorine, varying amounts of iron oxides, hydrogen sulfide and small amounts of lead and keeps the unit bacteriostatic.
CHLORGON is a mineral salt that removes combined chlorine.
CRYSTALLINE QUARTZ, that are specially washed and sun dried, help to energize the water by reducing the waters surface tension. This allows for an increase of sudsing and lathering of soaps and shampoos. The water has a lighter feel, similar to the feeling of softened water.
CHLORINE: It is a toxic, inorganic chemical that kills bacteria and living organic matter, including epidermal (skin) cells and cells within the body. It is a bleaching agent that causes dry skin, brittle hair and has been linked to colon and bladder cancer. When vaporized in a hot shower or bath, it is also an irritant to the lungs and mucous membranes.
HEAVY METALS: In the presence of the KDF media and the minute electrical current it generates, small traces of lead and larger amounts of iron oxides literally remove themselves from the water by bonding with the copper and zinc compound, similar to electro-plating. Iron and sulfur readily bond to the media, so much so that if there is an excess of these two elements in the water, the life span of the filter will be slightly shorter, resulting in the need for more frequent cartridge replacements.
"Recently I received my shower filter as a gift from a friend. I am very happy with the results. I am recovering from heavy metal poisoning and am finding the filter to be very helpful."
J.B. Prescott, AZ
BACTERIA: The KDF media is an inhospitable host for E. Coli and Pseudemonas bacteria and will inhibit their growth within the filter. KDF keeps the unit bacteriostatic.
WHY KDF? WHY NOT CARBON?
As mentioned above, KDF is a bacteriostatic media. Carbon is not; it literally can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Also, in the presence of hot water, carbon tends to deteriorate and lose its adsorbent capacity while KDF, in the presence of hot water, literally becomes catalyzed to perform more efficiently.