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How Krystal Klear Water Systems Work

As the water flows into the tank, it’s filtered through our special dual-action mixed media — a proprietary blend of coconut shell granular-activated carbon, along with KDF-55 media — which reduces or completely removes the harmful chemicals hiding in your water. Unlike anything else on the market today, this dual-action blend operates using two different methods: absorption and oxidation.

As the water goes through this media, it creates channels within the media, where it’s filtered. After the water reaches the bottom of the tank, it travels up through a distributor tube, where it’s sent back into your home’s water supply.

Coconut Shell Granular-Activated Carbon reduces or removes chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) arsenic, pesticides, herbicides, trihalomethane, MTBE, solvents, chemicals and poisons that may be hiding in your water through absorption.

Carbon is widely recognized as one of the best filter medias available. However, most consumers do not realize that there are different types of carbon, including wood, peat, coal, palm shell and coconut shell. It’s easy to be fooled by cheap carbon block systems.

We use the finest grade coconut shell carbon because of its incredible absorption capability. Just one cup has the absorption power to cover an entire football field worth of water!

KDF-55 Media filters water differently than carbon. Instead of absorbing the pollutants, the KDF-55 works through a process known as REDOX (oxidation and reduction). This is a new and unique way to filter water. The patented KDF media consists of a high purity copper-zinc formulation. These substances exchange electrons or bond with chlorine and other metals contained in the water to produce harmless substances. Carbon cannot remove heavy metals because it is an organic media. KDF-55 removes metals, such as aluminum, copper, mercury and nickel that carbon alone cannot do.

Another essential function of KDF media is preventing bacteria growth within the system. KDF inhibits the growth of bacteria, like fungi, algae and mold, throughout the entire unit in two ways:

  1. Bacteria growth is inhibited as a by-product of REDOX. The exchange of electrons creates an electrolytic field that most microorganisms cannot survive.
  2. The process of forming hydroxyl radicals and peroxides from some of the water molecules interferes with the microorganisms’ ability to function.
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