Chlorine Removal Systems in
Throughout the decades, chlorine has been used to disinfect water for consumption. Its primary purpose is to eliminate waterborne diseases, mainly because it is incredibly effective at killing diseases and pathogens. Chlorine is also an inexpensive and easy-to-use solution. It maintains a residual level in the water distribution that continues to protect drinking water supplies from bacteria growth. But despite this efficiency and low cost, it does have some issues.
The Issue with Chlorine in Water
Chlorine produces harmful products. When chlorine is used as a water treatment, it combines with organic matter in the water and produces byproduct compounds known as Trihalomethanes or THMs. These compounds are toxic when a person inhales, consumes, or applies them to the skin.
Chlorine also leaves an unpleasant taste and smell behind it. It can alter the taste of water or any other beverage. It can also be inhaled while showering. The effects of this could lead to dry skin or hair. As such, chlorine poses a problem throughout all our water faucets and should be removed from the water source itself.
Best Ways to Remove Chlorine from Water
Chlorine is one of the easiest water contaminants you can remove because there are a variety of ways to get it out. From ultraviolet bulbs to distillation, there’s a solution that will work for you!
Ultraviolet bulbs may not be what you would first expect, but they work well. A UV bulb produces radiation at wavelengths from 180nm to 300nm that trigger a reaction that can convert free chlorine into hydrochloric acid.
Dechlorinating chemicals can also be added to water to react with chlorine and reduce its levels. These chemicals include sodium thiosulfate, sodium sulfite, and potassium metabisulfite.
Your easiest option might be a carbon filtration approach. This system essentially removes chlorine using a catalytic reduction reaction, where chlorine is converted into a chlorine ion. This beneficial approach can remove up to 99% of the chlorine in the water. Best of all, it works quickly.
2 in 1 Carbon/Conditioner Unit:
Arguably our best-selling unit, this system is designed specifically to treat the 2 problems public water presents(hardness/chlorine) with one single system. Utilizing our mid-size 45,000 grain tank, this system provides a full-size carbon unit to absorb and remove chlorine & fluoride as well as a full-size conditioner to remove hardness. Addressing both issues simultaneously is of the utmost importance because chlorine will destroy a conditioner resin bed fairly quickly. By putting the carbon system as the first stage, we remove the chlorine along with any other chemicals that may be present BEFORE it gets sent into the conditioner to remove the calcium, metals, & minerals. The 2 in 1 system design not only saves space in your home, but also money on your installation, significantly lowering the cost while still allowing you go address both issues utilizing full size residential systems.
Why Install a Chlorine Removal System?
A carbon filter can remove chlorine through the usage of a catalytic reduction reaction. Activated carbon filters are highly effective at removing chlorine, with most able to reduce carbon levels by over 99%. This gets rid of all traces of the chlorine smell and taste in your water.
No matter if you want to remove chlorine from your water for baths or drinking water, a chlorine removal system will help you get the clean water you want. Let’s work together to find a chlorine removal system that works for you and your family.
Ready to get started? Contact Martin’s Water Treatment today! We’ll schedule a free visit to your home to provide you with a free estimate for your chlorine removal needs.