Water filters for washing

One of the pressing issues of our time is water purification. The development of modern technology and progressive production, of course, bring a lot of innovation. But sewage treatment plants are not always able to cope with this pace, as a result of which water quality is deteriorating.

Sink water filter

Content:

  • How to choose?
  • Design
  • Options and connection
  • Terms of Use
  • Cost and reviews

Old piping systems, overgrown with organic matter and rust, further aggravate the situation. Accumulation or flow filters help to cope with the post-treatment problem. Pitchers and nozzles on the crane are ineffective, since the resource of their cartridges is small. Multistage integrated cleaning systems have proven themselves well.

The best option for converting running water is to install filters under the sink. The modern design of the case easily fits into the interior of the kitchen, and convenient placement under the sink does not take up space on the work surface. The cleaning process is carried out by recirculating the flow of water through the cartridges, the composition of which makes it safe to use.

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The principles of filtration vary according to the types of filters:

  1. Flowing.
  2. Reverse osmosis system.
  3. Softeners.

The degree of filtration is distinguished by three types:

  1. Single-stage - easy cleaning.
  2. 2-3 steps - medium degree of purification.
  3. Up to 5 steps - high cleaning.

Thanks to multi-stage processing, you can drink water directly from the tap. The pressure of the jet will remain comfortable to use. Models of cleaning devices are able to reduce various types of contaminants and impurities, including transforming stiffness.

The reverse osmosis system disinfects running water from impurities up to 98 percent with a capacity of up to 200 liters.

The filtering process includes:

  1. Preliminary cleaning.
  2. Run through the membrane.
  3. Sludge in the drive.
  4. Final cleaning.

How to choose?

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The selection criteria will be more accurate if you know the features of the composition of the water in the water supply and pressure.

The presence of microparticles or their absence will determine the model of purifier. A pressure of at least 2.8 atmospheres will ensure the correct operation of the system.

Ways to analyze running water:

  1. Laboratory (includes chemical and bacteriological indicators).
  2. Test strips (determine stiffness).
  3. TDS meter (reflects salt content and hardness).
  4. Paper with iodine starch composition (will calculate the chlorine in the liquid).

Filters with reverse osmosis will perfectly cope with a very high hardness of water due to the presence of a membrane in the system. If laboratory analysis showed the presence of a large number of harmful substances and contaminants, only reverse osmosis can help.

When stopping your choice on a particular filter, do not forget to take into account some nuances:

  1. The dimensions of the kit must match the installation location.
  2. The flow rate must meet the needs.
  3. Cartridge life reflects the life of the cartridge.
  4. Cost should be equivalent to the result.
  5. Availability of additional functions (connection to the washing or dishwasher).

Reviews on the functioning of filters installed under the sink are mostly positive. The correct selection, timely service, will ensure a perfect operation of the system and take care of health.

Design

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Filter device

It is a compact polypropylene housing, consisting of modules - cleaners from one to five. They determine the stages of cleaning. Connection is made directly to the pipeline. Using the tap included with some models, you can spill clean water separately.

Each module contains cartridges, which are replaced with new ones as needed. Cartridge fillers have a different composition. This makes it possible to perform multi-stage filtration.

Each module has its own cleaning function:

  1. From rust, sand, stones.
  2. From chlorine, iron, pesticides, organics.

The most effective is a five-stage system, which is endowed with the following types of filtration:

  1. Mechanical (fine mesh, silver or fiberglass additives).
  2. Sorbent (activated or coke coal).
  3. Neutralizing salt (ion exchange resin or synthetic zeolite).
  4. Rid of iron (using oxidation, iron takes on solid forms and is retained by a mechanical filter).

The fifth step is ultrafiltration, which removes the smallest particles.

Options and connection

Set of parts for the filter under the sinkThe standard device is equipped with all necessary parts for connection:

  • bracket;
  • a set of tubing;
  • tee for connecting to the water supply;
  • a set of cartridges;
  • tap and kit for installing purified water;
  • cumulative capacity;
  • ball valve;
  • a key for the case;
  • instruction manual;

Advantages of installing and using washer cleaners:

  1. A diverse selection of models.
  2. Ease of use.
  3. High filtration rate.
  4. Quality cleaning.
  5. Convenient location.
  6. Affordable cost.

The cleaners of this group have no obvious minuses. Is that the presence of a water supply, a source of connection. A relatively high price cannot be considered a disadvantage, since health is not measured in money.

A proper connection ensures system functionality and trouble-shooting. Before installation, you must read the instructions.

Observing the order of work, simple installation can be performed independently. However, there are manufacturers who offer a free installation as a bonus.

Connection diagram for the filter under the sinkConnection Stages:

  1. Determine the place for the filter under the sink, the tap for clean water. An important criterion for finding a place is sufficient space to maintain the system and the absence of high temperatures.
  2. Check for all connection parts. To seal, you need to stock up with insulating tape.
  3. Block the water supplied to the installation site.
  4. Insert the tap into the sink to drain clean water.
  5. Install a tee in the water main. This will make it possible to distribute water to the filter and to a conventional tap.
  6. Assemble filter parts.
  7. To connect the hoses to the inlet and outlet, remove the transport plugs from the filter.
  8. Connect the plastic hoses. Avoid sharp bends.
  9. Check the completeness of all filter components.
  10. Open water to the site and perform a test run.

The first drain should be 7-8 minutes to rinse the cartridges. For several days, the purification system may taste a little bitterness. This is due to the work of emollients. Turbidity at the beginning of the discharge is also not a defect in the filter. After some time, the cleaning system will completely rid the water of an unpleasant aftertaste and smell.

Terms of Use

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During operation, the housing must not be subjected to mechanical stress.

Depending on the quality of the running water, the treatment modules are replaced. The whole set is changed according to the deadlines indicated in the passport.

rules cartridge replacement:

  1. Turn off the tap in front of the appliance.
  2. By opening any tap after the cleaning device, relieve the water pressure in the system.
  3. Unscrew the modules, after substituting the containers to drain the remaining fluid.
  4. Remove used cartridges.
  5. Install new ones by wiping the cavity of the modules.
  6. Tighten the modules with the wrench provided.
  7. Open the tap in front of the appliance.
  8. Check for leaks.

Compliance with the rules and timely maintenance will extend the life of the cleaning system.

Cost and reviews

Sink with water filter

The price becomes more affordable every year due to an increase in the production of models for the middle-income population:

  1. Single-stage - from 1700 p.
  2. Two-stage - from 3500 p.
  3. 3-4 step filters - from 6000 r.
  4. Five-speed - from 7000 p.
  5. Reverse osmosis systems - over 10 000 r.

Replaceable cartridges can be purchased from 350 r., Membranes - from 1200 r.

Reviews:

  1. Michael, city Chelyabinsk. “We have been using the ATOLL filter for 5 years now. The water tastes excellent. I forgot about scale on the dishes. I take a bottle of water for training. Once the coach tried and was surprised that the water was just cleaned. Recommend!!!"
  2. Arkady, city Pushkino. “A year ago, we installed a filter under the“ Our Water ”sink. After 5 months, the cartridge was first replaced. For interest, I opened it, and was shocked. The purifier eliminates such horror that I will no longer use water without treatment. ”
  3. Eugene, g. Tver. “High-quality plastic housing, functional tap, clean water. One and a half years of flawless operation of the Ecowater system. I am satisfied with the installation. My family is safe! ”
  4. Oleg, city Moscow. “They wanted to purchase a reverse osmosis system. Friends suggested that the water is purified, but not quite suitable for consumption, as it equates to distilled. They put the usual model under the sink. For 3 years of operation, I can’t say anything bad. There is no scale on the kettle, the taste is normal. In a word, everyone is happy. ”
  5. Gregory, g. Sakhalin. “We have been using the filter for 7 years. If cartridges are replaced on time, the water is always clean, tasty and odorless. From the moment of installation until today, the whole family is happy with the filter. For all the time there has never been a leak, the components of the system did not break. We advise everyone to take care of their health! ”
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