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How Does a Water Filter Faucet Work?

How Does a Water Filter Faucet Work?

Issue Time:2021-03-30
Are you frustrated with your drinking water quality or ice?

Does your water taste “OK” at best?

Are your ice cubes cloudy, and do they leave floe-ice in the water when the ice melts?

If you’re using a water filter faucet, your water should be pretty good right.

The function of the faucet filter is that it actually traps various sediments, such as dust and sand. Moreover, it keeps your water free of chlorine and lead. If you install a faucet filter in the kitchen sink faucet or anywhere else, you can drink tasteless and more delicious water.

Once you mount the filter onto the faucet tap, its metal or plastic housing surrounds the point that the water comes from. 

Inside the housing, there is a filter cartridge that does all the filtering process for you. There are a few steps involved in this filtration process:

Sediment Removal

When you turn the tap on, the water flows through a non-woven screen that is wrapped around the filter cartridge. This screen traps dirt, sand, and other small sediments.

Activated Carbon Block

Once the water is clear of sediments, this time, it has to go through a compressed activated block of zeolite and carbon. 

There are millions of tiny little pores that make it a porous surface, which is filled with crannies and nooks. When the water passes through this step, crannies and nooks trap the water contaminants, and effectively remove chemicals, mostly lead and chlorine. 

If the water passes slowly through this block of carbon, it removes more chemicals. When this surface of activated carbon is filled with contaminants, you will not get effective results unless you clean or change the cartridge. 

More advanced faucet filters have additional layers that remove more contaminants than ordinary ones. 

Some models have pre-treated activated carbon that impregnates another substance into the carbon to make filtration more effective. To kill fungi and bacteria, some manufacturers add slivers to the filter.

Chemical Removal

The final step reduces a significant amount of chemicals. Although activated carbon can handle most contaminants, it doesn't perform great when it’s about to deal with magnesium, calcium, and other substances. 

This step makes sure that you get odorless tastier water every time.

How much contaminants will be trapped depends on how long the water contacts with the cartridge. Slow-flowing water comes out cleaner than water that flows fast. 

That's the reason why many models let the water pass through the tap slowly that ensures cleaner water.
 
How does OUBAO's Filter Kitchen Faucet work?
 

For more information about faucets and related solutions, welcome to contact us now, OUBAO is glad to provide professional advice for you.

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