CuZn's patented FilterFoam disks combine the benefits of the highly rated dedusted, acid washed coconut shell carbon and KDF copper-zinc with their unique layered media delivery system. These disks have many advantages over traditional cartridge and tank systems.
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The CuZn FilterFoam is considered the standard cartridge that is used for those with Chlorine in your water and is almost always a part of your water purification solution, unless you are on well water. The FilterFoam media is used for point-of-use countertop and under-counter models, shower filters, bath filters, travel filters and whole house systems. But rarely is Chlorine the only water problem to be resolved.
Before purchasing a water filter, you should know what is in your water because different water pollution problems require different media solutions. If you are only interested in removing city water disinfection chemicals, the standard options are chlorine, chloramine and fluoride.
If the disinfection chemicals used by your water treatment company are not listed on your water bill, simply call your water department and ask them. The question to ask is. "How many parts per million (ppm) of chlorine, chloramines and fluoride, if any, do you add to the water?"
Not every water treatment facility uses all three. Some only use chlorine, some use a combination of chlorine and chloramines, some use only chloramines, some use chlorine and fluoride, some use chloramines and fluoride and some use all three.
Once you know what you want to remove, the choice becomes easy. You can get a:
Chlorine, chloramine and fluoride are the most popular options for countertop and under-counter point of use water filtration. But there are many other water pollutants that you may want to also remove, as described below. If you are not sure what contaminants are in your water, we offer an inexpensive Do-It-Yourself Water Test Kit that checks your water for Bacteria, Lead, Pesticides, Nitrates, Nitrites, Chlorine, pH and Hardness, eight of the most common and potentially hazardous contaminants found in drinking water. A kit is available for both city and well water.
Specialty single and multiple cartridge countertop, under-counter and whole house systems are available, using filtration medias appropriate to the problem. Most of the systems listed below include CuZn's FilterFoam media plus other medias to treat specific problems. CuZn has perfected a multi-media layering technique that maximizes media performance, enabling them to combine several medias in a single cartridge, without compromising water flow and maximizing performance.
Cysts (Bacteria) and Pharmaceutical Drugs
Common water-borne microbiological cysts (bacteria) are Cryptosporidium or Giardia cysts. If your municipal water department is using chlorine and/or chloramines to treat your water, cysts should not be a problem unless there is a contamination in the water lines somewhere between your house and the water processing plant. If you are on well water, cysts are potentially a problem. A water test can detect bacteria in your water.
A recent analysis of tap water supplies in major metropolitan areas discovered that the water was contaminated with trace amounts of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-seizure medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, psychotropic drugs, pain medications and even caffeine. If you suspect that your water may be contaminate with cysts or pharmaceutical drugs, upgrade to the 1-micron absolute activated acid wash coconut shell carbon filter.
Arsenic (often found in Well Water or Spring Water)
Arsenic is a semi-metal element thatis odorless and tasteless. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices. Non-cancer effects can include thickening and discoloration of the skin, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting; diarrhea; numbness in hands and feet; partial paralysis; and blindness. Arsenic has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver and prostate. If your water has tested positive for arsenic, CuZn offers countertop, under-counter and whole house arsenic filters.
Nitrate Removal (often found in Well Water or Spring Water)
Drinking water high in nitrate is potentially harmful to human and animal health. Nitrate (NO3) is a naturally occurring form of nitrogen (N) which is very mobile in water. It is essential for plant growth and is often added to soil to improve productivity. Water moving down through soil after rainfall or irrigation carries dissolved nitrate with it to ground water. In this way, nitrate enters the water supplies of many homeowners who use wells or springs. If your source of water is a well or spring and tests have identified nitrate, CuZn offers countertop, under-counter and whole house nitrate filters. A water test can detect nitrates in your water.
In addition to nuclear disasters such as the recent one in Japan, radiation enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices. CuZn uses activated carbon, mixed bed cation and anion resin and inorganic based ion exchanger media that lasts roughly six months or up to 1,000 gallons. This combination of medias removes strontium, uranium, plutonium, cesium, iodine and other radioactive contaminants, and iodide to a lesser degree. CuZn offers countertop and under-counter water filters for Radioactives.
Hardness in Water
Hard water is one of the most common water quality concerns reported by consumers in the United States. The hardness of water is determined by the calcium and, to a lesser extent, magnesium carbonates naturally dissolved in it. As the concentration of the dissolved minerals increase, the water becomes harder.
Hard water can be a nuisance in many ways. Most directly, you notice it on your skin and hair since you bathe in water frequently. Very hard water also leaves calcium scale or mineral deposit behind when it is heated up. Beyond that, you may notice an accumulation of white, chalky deposits on items such as plumbing, tubs, sinks, pots and pans. If you have hard water, CuZn offers a whole house salt free water softener. A water test can detect hardness in your water.
Acid Water (low pH)
Acid water is water with a potential hydrogen (pH) of less than 7. pH refers to the amount of hydrogen ions mixed in with the water. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14, and 7 represents neutral where the water is neither alkaline nor acidic. Zero through 7 indicates acidity, the lower the number the higher the acidity. Seven through 14 indicates alkalinity, the higher the number the higher the alkalinity.
The corrosive nature of acidic water causes metal ions such as iron, manganese, copper, lead and zinc to leach into the water, causing elevated levels of toxic metals in your water. Signs of acid water are corrosion of fixtures, blue staining (from copper pipes) or rust staining (from iron pipes). Acidic water can also cause pinhole leaks and pipe failure over time. It may also cause aesthetic problems, such as a metallic or sour taste. If your water is acidic, click here. A water test can detect the pH of your water.
Iron and Sulphur Removal (Orange Tint to Water)
To determine whether or not the CuZn filter will remove iron from your drinking water, here's a simple test you can do yourself: Fill a clear glass with water and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. If the iron settles to the bottom then the standard 5-micron CuZn Countertop Water Filter should be able to remove the majority of the iron particles. If the particles remain suspended, a filter won't help. CuZn offers a whole house iron and sulfur systems.
If you are not sure what contaminants are in your water, we offer an inexpensive Do-It-Yourself Water Test Kit that checks your water for Bacteria, Lead, Pesticides, Nitrates, Nitrites, Chlorine, pH and Hardness, eight of the most common and potentially hazardous contaminants found in drinking water. A kit is available for both city and well water. To find out if your city was has fluoride or chloramine, call you water department that supplies your water. The phone number can be found on your water bill. Ask them how many parts per million (ppm) of chloramines, fluoride and chlorine they add to your water, if any.
In addition to point-of-use countertop and under-counter water filters, CuZn offers filters for shower water, bath water, travel, RVs, washing machines and garden hoses.
CuZn Bath Ball filter hangs on a standard bath tub faucet that has a flow-engage knob on top (see picture to right). CuZn Bath Balls last significantly longer than other brands (15,000 gallons). If you use unfiltered water, every time you step into a hot, steamy bath, your body soaks up chlorine like a sponge. You absorb more chlorine when you bathe than you do from your drinking water.
The CuZn Bath Ball is for people who want a quick, mess less way to fill their bath with clean, filtered water. The Bath Ball utilizes the new PowerDisk patented FilterFoam technology, designed exclusively by CuZn for water filter applications. The new PowerDisk will eliminate dirt, sediment, odors and chlorine that causes dry, itchy, flaky skin, brittle hair, eye, lung and sinus irritation. Added PowerDisk benefits are your bathtub will stay cleaner longer because the filter reduces lime scale, mold, and mildew deposits and helps to soften your water naturally (without salt!!) leaving your skin supple and smooth and your hair soft, silky and manageable. Available for Chlorine or Chloramines. more info
The CuZn TurboShower utilizes the new PowerDisk Patented FilterFoam Technology, designed exclusively by CuZn for shower filter applications. The new PowerDisk with it's non-woven filter pad will eliminate dirt, sediment, odors and chlorine that causes dry, itchy, flaky skin, brittle hair, eye, lung and sinus irritation. Added PowerDisk benefits are your shower will stay cleaner longer because it reduces lime scale, mold, and mildew deposits and helps to soften your water naturally without salt,leaving your skin supple and smooth and your hair soft, silky and manageable. Treats 15,000 gallons. Available for Chlorine or Chloramines. more info
The slim CuZn Itty-Bitty Travel Counter-Top Water Filter design assures you of instant, top-quality water wherever you go. It works with any faucet that has a removable faucet aerator to filter all your water needs, providing you of the best possible water for drinking, washing, brushing teeth, etc. Because the Travel Filter combines two filtration Media into one housing, it removes contaminants longer than carbon-only systems can. The Travel Filter has an estimated capacity of 1,500 gallons or one year whichever comes first and is not refillable. Water flows through the filters at up to 3/4 gpm. more info
CuZn GardenMate water garden filters eliminate chlorine and restores luster to plants, making them healthier and stronger. The CuZn GardenMate garden water filters reduce lime scale, mold, and mildew deposits and helps to soften your water naturally without salt! When used to water potted plants, it eliminates the salt ring inside your pots, and minimizes leaf burn. It restores luster to plants and makes them hardier. For gardens, you will receive the same benefits mentioned above, plus your plants will be healthier, stronger and produced more. The finishing touch to organic gardening. Available for chlorine or chloramines. more info
Take pure, filtered water with you on the road. CuZn's AquaMate RV Water Filter installs easily between the supply and the intake on your vehicle. The CuZn AquaMate utilizes the PowerDisk Patented FilterFoam Technology, designed exclusively by CuZn for dechlorinating applications. The PowerDisk with it's non-woven filter pad will eliminate dirt, sediment, odors and chlorine. It also reduces lime scale, mold, and mildew deposits and helps to soften your water naturally without salt! Available for chlorine or chloramines. more info
CuZn Whole House Water Filter Cartridges provide an uninterrupted supply of pure, filtered water throughout the whole house and yard. All the water used for drinking, cooking, bathing, washing, laundry and landscaping benefits from being purified by one central whole house system. CuZn's water filter for the whole house safeguards health and protects plumbing and appliances from staining, corrosion and scale. Whole house filters removes hundreds of contaminants including chlorine, lead, heavy metals, iron, hydrogen sulfide and hard scale. CuZn-filtered water is noticeably softer without salts or chemicals. Nor are there membranes or filters to replace. CuZn's whole house water filter cartridges will provide years of service and can be refilled when the media bed is exhausted.
A variety of CuZn Whole House Filtration models are available to treat 45,000, 80,000, 300,000 and 500,000 gallons and to treat a variety of problems, including the following:
Many systems treat more than one problem. Most models do not require back-washing or electricity. Most models are designed for 3/4" pipes, but we do have options for 1" pipes. Custom models are available. Call us toll free Carbon green system that treats 300,000+ gallons of water, or the larger 500,000 gallon back-washing single or double cartridge systems for larger homes. more info
CuZn products use acid wash, dedusted coconut shell carbon media and/or CuZn's patented FilterFoam media. The size and shape of the FilterFoam varies, depending on the water filter model. Countertop and under-counter models all include a spun polypropylene sediment prefilter with the replacement filter. more info
Read more about CuZn's patented KDF FilterFoam and Acid Washed Coconut Shell Carbon Media
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CuZn Water Filters are made in the U.S.A. and are Duty FREE to Canada.
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