Purified Water - purified water is water that has been produced through the methods of either reverse osmosis, deionization, distillation or other methods that meet USP (United States Pharmacopeia), standards to remove impurities
Alkaline Water – water that has a pH greater than 7. Tap water pH can range from 5-6.5. The greater the pH level, the greater the ability to neutralize acid in our blood. High blood acidity can lead to a host of illnesses.
Desalination – the process of removing salt from sea water so that it can be used for drinking or irrigation
Reverse Osmosis - is a membrane technical filtration method that removes many types of large molecules and ions from solutions by applying pressure to the solution when it is on one side of a selective membrane.
How it works - allows pure water to pass through tiny pores while blocking contaminants
Ultraviolet Purification - The adsorption of UV light by the DNA and proteins in the microbial cell results in the inactivation of the microorganism
How it works - light rays sterilize harmful microbes and biological contaminants
Carbon Block Filter - Carbon blocks contain granular activated carbon (GAC) that has been ground to a small particle size. Carbon blocks contain “fine mesh” activated carbon. Fine mesh is defined as having the majority of the particles smaller than 80 mesh (0.18 millimeters [mm]) and most particles larger than 325 mesh (0.045 mm)
How it works - removes contaminants in water by adsorption, act as a catalyst when chlorine is removed and also remove particulate matter with their mechanical filtration properties
Kinetic Degradation Fluxion Water Filter – (KDF) is used in a purification system as a pre-filter, before another, finer stage of filtration
What is does - KDF is known to kill algae and fungi, control bacteria growth, remove chlorine, pesticides, organic matter, rust, unpleasant taste and odour, hydrogen sulphide, iron, lead, nickel, chromium, cadmium, calcium, aluminium, mercury, arsenic, and other organic compounds.
Potable - Water that is safe and palatable for drinking purposes
TDS – total dissolved solids in water.
ORP – Oxygen Reduction Potential – Virtually all liquids have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP), which is the potential for one liquid substance to reduce the oxidation of another substance, as measured in millivolts (mV). In other words, the more powerful the antioxidant, the lower the ORP level. As things oxidize, the ORP rises
Micron filter - A unit used to measure the effectiveness of filters. One micrometer, which is one millionth of a meter or approximately 1/25,000 of an inch
Ionisation - the formation of ions as a result of a chemical reaction, high temperature, electrical discharge, or radiation
PPM – parts per million
TDS – Total dissolved solids
Cubic Meters – measurement of bulk water and is 1000 litres
PET in water bottles – Polyethylene terephthalate . A transparent resin used to make plastic bottles. Antimony, which is found in PET plastic bottles, in small doses can cause dizziness and depression; in larger doses it can cause nausea, vomiting and death.
RPET - (Recycled PET)
Salinity – the level of salt in water
- Fresh water – Less than 1,000 ppm
- Slightly saline water – From 1,000 ppm to 3,000 ppm
- Moderately saline water – From 3,000 ppm to 10,000 ppm
- Highly saline water – From 10,000 ppm to 35,000 ppm
- · ocean water contains about 35,000 ppm of salt.
ETL certified - North American certificate which attest to the conformity of the equipment with the prescribed standards and control procedures of the facilities
NAMA certification - National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) certification to manufacturers of water vending machines. This certification involves evaluating machines to the applicable design and construction specifications of the latest edition of the U.S. Public Health Service Model Food Code, and the further requirements of the NAMA Standard for the Sanitary Design and Construction of Food and Beverage Vending Machines