Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) are in drinking water supplies all over the United States. So, how do you go about removing PFAS/PFOS from your water in Baxter, MN? You get in touch with Aquarius Water Conditioning as soon as you can. We’re proud to carry products from the undisputed industry leader in water purification, Kinetico. We’ll show you a Kinetico system that will eliminate these dangerous chemicals. You’ll never have to worry about drinking a glass of water or taking a shower.
Here’s a look at the types of water filtration systems that are effective in removing PFAS and PFOS.
Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Filters
GAC filters are a type of water filtration system that are commonly used to remove contaminants from drinking water. These filters use a bed of activated carbon to trap and absorb impurities from the water. GAC filters are effective at removing PFAS and PFOS, as these chemicals are attracted to the surface of the carbon and stick to it. However, the effectiveness of GAC filters in removing PFAS/PFOS can vary depending on the specific type of carbon used and the flow rate of the water through the filter.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Systems
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water treatment process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to take out impurities from water. RO systems are effective at removing a wide range of contaminants, such as PFAS and PFOS. During the RO process, water is forced through a membrane that blocks most impurities, including PFAS and PFOS, while allowing clean water to pass through. RO systems can remove up to 99% of PFAS/PFOS from drinking water.
Ion Exchange Resins
Ion exchange resins are designed to attract and remove ions from water, including PFAS and PFOS. During the ion exchange process, water flows through a bed of resin beads that are charged with ions that attract and remove PFAS/PFOS from the water. Ion exchange resins can be effective at removing PFAS/PFOS from drinking water, but the effectiveness can vary depending on the type of resin used and the water flow rate.
Activated Alumina Filters
Activated alumina filters are a type of water filtration system that use a porous material made from aluminum oxide to remove impurities from water. These filters are specifically designed to remove fluoride from water, but they can also be effective at removing PFAS and PFOS. Activated alumina filters work by adsorbing impurities onto the surface of the aluminum oxide, including PFAS and PFOS. However, the effectiveness of activated alumina filters in removing PFAS/PFOS can vary depending on the specific type of filter used and the flow rate of the water.
The effectiveness of each type of filter can vary depending on the specific type of filter used and the flow rate of the water, so it is important to choose a filtration system that is appropriate for your specific water source and usage.
Want to Learn More?
If you have any questions about how we’ll go about removing PFAS/PFOS from water in your Baxter, MN home, get in touch with Aquarius Water Conditioning. You can give us a call at 888-741-9025, or you can use our convenient online contact form. We’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions.