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Water Conditioning & Descaling Technology

Superior Water is dedicated to providing chemical free solutions for water treatment. Superior products is one of today’s industry leaders with a history of research and development that has produced proprietary technology.

This is not only cost efficient but friendly to the environment.

NO CHEMICALS

NO ELECTRICITY

NO MAINTENANCE

Waterboy Technology

Water based cooling systems have historically used chemical additives for the purpose of controlling corrosion and scale build-up. Chemicals can be expensive and in some circumstances it is unhealthy to the users.

With a commitment to the environment, Superior water provides water treatment systems that use Alternating Magnetic Fields that effectively prevent the formation of scale, encrustations and corrosion. Superior systems will remove existing scale and prevent any further scale buildup throughout the entire water system.

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Many benefits of the Technology Including

  • Control of encrustations on equipment
  • Reduction of salt deposits in piping systems
  • Reduction in water usage and cost
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Extended asset life
  • Reduced maintenance costs

FREE CHLORINE REMOVAL WITH GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON

The use of chlorine as a disinfectant agent for public water supplies is a common practice. As a result of this, the finished water contains residual chlorine. Many companies, such as breweries and soft drink manufacturers, find that residual chlorine in water used for processing can affect the quality of the final product. Also, many high purity water systems utilize ion exchange resin or membranes which are sensitive to feedwater containing chlorine. A solution for these processed, and many other process applications which require chlorine free water, is to filter the water through sabre series Granular Activated Carbon (GAC).

The chlorine residual contained in water is made up of combined chlorine and free chlorine. Combined chlorine is formed by free chlorine reacting with another compound. Examples of combined chlorine are monochloramine and dichloramine. Although GAC does remove combined chlorine, this discussion will be limited to free chlorine removal. Free chlorine consists of hypochlorous acid (HOC1), hypochlorite ion (OC1¯), and molecular chlorine (C12).

The addition of chlorine used to disinfect water can be accomplished by adding either:

1) chlorine gas – C12,
2) calcium hypochlorite – Ca (OCI)2, or
3) sodium hypochlorite – NaOC1.

The chemical reaction between any of these and water will produce hypochlorous acid. The hypochlorous acid can then disassociate into hypochorite ions (OC1¯) and hydrogen ions (H*). The degree of this disassociation is dependent upon the pH of the water and to a much lesser degree the temperature of the water. It is important to understand the disassociation for two reasons. First, it has been estimated that hypochlorous acid is 100 times more effective for disinfection than hypochlorite ion. Secondly, activated carbon more readily removes hypochlorous acid as compared to hypochlorite ion. The latter point is important when designing activated carbon systems for dechlorination.

GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON

Catalytic CR1240S

Spartan series=CR1240S is a non-chemically impregnated activated carbon. It has been surface modified during manufacture, to significantly enhance the carbons’ capabilities for rapidly decomposing noxious compounds such as hydrogen sulfide, and chloramines. The Spartan series of products are all produced from our high quality coconut shell carbons, and in addition to their capacity to handle sulfides and chloramines, they have much higher surface areas than most other competitive brands. This enables them to remove larger quantities of other organic species which may be present in the system.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • US Standard Sieve
  • Mesh Size: 12X40
  • Greater than 12 5% maximum
  • Less than 40 4% maximum
  • Iodine Number (mg/g) 1000 minimum
  • Carbon Tetrachloride # 55 minimum
  • Hardness Number 98 minimum
  • Moisture (as packed) 4% maximum
  • Apparent Density (g/cc) 0.50 typical
  • Total Ash Content 3% maximum

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • High adsorption capacity and efficiency
  • No disposal problems
  • No potential for bed fires
  • High capacity for hydrogen sulfide, chloramines and organics

KDF Specification Sheet

KDF Water Filter Media for Primary Water Treatment and Wastewat

What are KDF® Process Media and how do they work?

KDF Process Media are used for a variety of pretreatment, primary water treatment, and wastewater treatment processes. They are generally used in place of, or in conjunction with, granular activated carbon filters, even carbon block or inline filters. KDF water filter media extend the life of granular activated carbon (GAC) while protecting the carbon bed against fouling by bacterial growth.

Our Media are also used to replace silver-impregnated systems. Silver is toxic, KDF Process Media are not. Silver must be registered with the EPA as a toxic pesticide, KDF Process Media do not. By the way, silver is more expensive than KDF Process Media.

We can explain redox (oxidation reduction process) like this: KDF Fluid Treatment’s unique combination of copper and zinc creates an electro-chemical reaction. During this reaction, electrons are transferred between molecules, and new elements are created. Some harmful contaminants are changed into harmless components. Free chlorine, for instance, is changed into benign, water-soluble chloride, which is then carried harmlessly through the water supply. Similarly, some heavy metals such as copper, lead, mercury and others, react to plate out onto the medium’s surface, thus being effectively removed from the water supply.

Why use KDF Process Media?

The marketplace is filled with good water filtration/purification systems and technologies (We should know—many of those manufacturers are some of our best customers.) So…why consider using KDF Process Media? We can give you two good reasons (See “Benefits of KDF Process Media” below). One: Because KDF Process Media enhance the performance, extend the life, reduce the maintenance and lower the total cost of many available carbon-based systems. Two: KDF Process Media help control microorganisms by creating an environment that’s deadly to some microorganisms and that interferes with the ability of many other microorganisms to function. Either way, the use of KDF Process Media results in the total elimination of some contaminants and a great reduction of a wide variety of others.

Benefits of KDF Process Media

  •  Significantly extend the life of granular activated carbon
  • Are recyclable
  • Effectively remove chlorine and heavy metals and control microorganisms
  • Are available in four granular styles, each designed for a specific need
  • Outperform silver-impregnated carbons
  • Require no EPA registration, thus less red tape

Where are KDF Process Media used?

KDF Process Media are used in a variety of pretreatment, primary treatment, and wastewater applications. They are generally used in place of, or in conjunction with, granular activated carbon filters, even carbon block or inline filters. KDF Process Media extend the life of granular activated carbon (GAC) while protecting the carbon bed against fouling by bacterial growth.

Our Media are also used to replace silver-impregnated systems. Silver is toxic, KDF Process Media are not. Silver must be registered with the EPA as a toxic pesticide, KDF Process Media do not. By the way, silver is more expensive than KDF Process Media.

KDF Process Media vs. Activated Carbon

KDF Media Activated Carbon
Life More than 6 years* Only 6 to 12 months
Bacteria and Algae Controls Both Permits Growth
Disposal Recyclable Hazardous Waste
Mechanism Oxidation/Reduction Adsorption
Lb/cu ft 171 35
Contaminants Eliminated Inorganic Organic
Cost/lb $4.00 $1.20

* With proper handling

What about KDF Process Media and RO, DI and IX systems?

Reverse Osmosis (RO), Deionization (DI) and Ion Exchange (IX) systems benefit from the use of KDF Process Media because our Media allow these systems to tend to their strengths. Our Media protect RO systems from chlorine degradation and bacterial contamination, extending the life of the systems’ membranes. KDF Process Media protect expensive IX systems from becoming fouled with chlorine, algae, fungi and bacteria. Less fouling, longer life and reduced maintenance, all combine for lower costs.

KDF Process Media vs. Silver-Impregnated Carbon

KDF Media Silver-Impregnated Carbon †
Life More than 6 years* Only 6 to 12 months
Bacteria and Algae Controls Both Permits Growth
Disposal Recyclable Hazardous Waste
Mechanism Oxidation/Reduction Adsorption
Heavy Metals Yes No
pH 6.5 to 8.5 Sensitive
Use POU/POE, Industrial, Commercial Home Water Filter Products
US EPA Registration Not Required Required
Cost/lb $4.00 $8.00

* With proper handling

Waterboy Whole House System contaminant filtration treatment

Treating EPA Regulated Water Contaminants

This chart shows contaminants regulated for public water systems by the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the maximum contaminant levels, sources and treatment options for each.

Contaminant MCL* Source/Industrial Occurrence Treatment
Lead Arsenic 0.015 Ground water KDF55
Organics
1,1 Dichloroethylene 0.007 Used in manufacturing,plastics, perfumes, paints and adhesives. Activated carbon.
1,1,1-Trichloroethane 0.2 Used in the manufacturing of pesticides, plastics and metals. Activated carbon.
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 0.005 Solvent in rubber products, chemical production waste. Activated carbon, Aeration.
1,2 Dichlorobenzene 0.6 Used in the manufacturing of fumigants, insecticides, waxes, resins, rubber and asphalts. Activated carbon.
1,2 Dichloroethane 0.005 Used in the manufacturing of gasoline, paint, varnish, metal degreasers and in-secticide fumigants. Activated carbon.
1,2 Dichloropropane 0.005 Used in insecticide fumi-gants, dry cleaning fluids and in the manufacturing of resins, waxes, and petroleum products. Activated carbon.
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 0.07 Herbicide production; dye carrier. Activated carbon, Aeration.
1,4 Dichlorobenzene 0.075 Used in moth repellent, germicides, pesticides and soil fumigants. Activated carbon.
Acrylamide 0.0 Flocculants used in sewage and waste-water treatment. Activated carbon.
Adipates 0.4 Synthetic rubber, food packaging, cosmetics. Activated carbon, Aeration.
Benzene 0.005 Used in fuels and as a solvent in manufacturing pharmaceuticals, plastics, pesticides and paints. Often traced to leaking underground storage tanks. Activated carbon, Aeration.
Contaminant MCL* Source/Industrial Occurrence Treatment
Organics
Styrene 0.1 Used in manufacturing plastics, resins and foams. Activated carbon.
Tetrachloroethylene 0.005 Used in dry cleaning and as a degreasing agent for metals. Also used for man-ufacturing rubber, waxes, paints and inks. Activated carbon.
Toluene 1.0 Used in gasoline, paint thinners, lacquers and adhesives Activated carbon, Ozonation.
Total Trihalomethanes
(THMs)
Chloroform
Bromoform
Bromodichloromethane
Dibromochloromethane
0.1 Formed when water con-taining organic matter is treated with chlorine. Activated carbon, Aeration, Ultrafil-tration (20-90%), RO (20-90%).
TRANS-1,2
Dichloroethylene
0.1 Used as an industrial sol-vent in the manufacturing of dyes, perfumes, lac-quers and rubber. Activated carbon, Ozonation with UV irridation.
Trichloroethylene 0.1 Used in dry cleaning and as a degreasing agent. Also used for manufactur-ing rubber, paints, adhes-ives, resins, oils and fumigants. Activated carbon.
Vinyl Chloride 0.005 Used as a plastic adhesive and refrigerant. The main component of PVC pipe. Activated carbon.
Xylenes 0.002 Used in manufacturing paint, ink, petroleum and detergents. Activated carbon.

* In parts per million unless otherwise indicated

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