Removing Chlorine and Chloramines From Your Drinking Water
What are chloramines? How is it different from chlorine?
Chlorine and chloramines in your drinking water might not be considered harmful in small amounts, but they can leave a bad taste in your mouth. Generally, these water treatment chemicals used in water to keep it free from dangerous elements can also add unwanted odors or flavors.
Chloramines are disinfectants used to treat drinking water. They're formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water. Chloramines are used since they provide long lasting disinfection when the water moves through pipes to your home and are generally more cost effective for municipal facilities. More than one in five Americans uses drinking water treated with chloramines.
According to the EPA studies, small amounts of chlorine and chloramines in your water are not a significant health risk. However, if you notice a taste or odor in your water, you'll want to get a water filter system to help make your water pure.
Reverse Osmosis Water Systems can filter out chlorine and chloramines, and when a carbon water filter is used as well, it can remove the smaller chloramine molecules from an municipal water sources. Reverse osmosis systems use a high-pressure water pressure to force source water through a semipermeable membrane, which separates salts, minerals, and contaminants from your consuming water.
Carbon water filtration cleans that last micro chloramine molecules are removed during the process, the carbon molecule attracts the chloramine molecule, and it filters it out in the pores of the carbon for easy removal.
Chloramines are present in nearly all municipal-processed water sources, most businesses that rely on completely pure, filtered water typically install commercial reverse osmosis systems to remove all water chemicals and contaminants from their source water.