- Inlet / Outlet size: 1/4″
- Temperature Range: 40 – 100°F (4.4 – 37.8°C)
- Pressure Range: 10 bar
- Reduce Dirt, Rust, Sediment
- Use whenever dirt, rust, sediment reduction are desired
- Works with virtually any point-of-use cooler or converted bottled water cooler
- Does not remove dissolved solid
Improve taste of food and beverages
Do you face some of the water problems listed below, but do not know the causes of the problems? Read on for some explanations, causes and advice on what you can do to resolve them.
Chlorine Taste and Odor
What: Chlorine taste and odor is caused by compounds containing chlorine added to municipal water supplies.
Problems: These compounds can cause odors and tastes that many people find objectionable. It also affects the taste of food and beverages.
Solution: All of the 3M Clean Water Solutions drinking water systems are tested and certified to effectively reduce chlorine taste and odors.
What: Off-taste or poor-tasting water can take many forms and have many causes.
Problems: Deterrence from drinking water due to bad-taste and affects the taste of food and beverages.
Solution: Most contaminants causing off-tastes can be reduced by installing any of the 3M drinking water systems under the kitchen and/or bathroom sinks. You can even reduce the presence of these contaminants by using the 3M Advanced Whole House Filtration System to improve the taste of all of your water.
What: Natural formation due to water in contact with the rock in the Earth’s crust.
Problems: Causes white scaling and water spotting on glassware and can also cause damage to appliances, clothing and even the pipes in the walls of your home.
Solution: Reducing the hardness in your water will help keep your hot water appliances running at high efficiency levels. 3M brand water softener systems are an effective way to reduce the presence of hardness in your household water.
What: The higher the concentration of hardness chemicals in your water, the more white scale you will notice on the ends of faucets and other fixtures.
Problems: This scale is not easily cleaned with water and requires more aggressive cleaning chemicals to clean off your fixtures. Scale can also develop in appliances, pipes and in your water heater, possibly decreasing the lifespan of these costly appliances and plumbing fixtures.
Solution: 3M has a selection of filters with scale inhibitor. Contact us for a suitable filter for scaling problems.
What: Cloudy water may be caused by the presence of suspended particles in water, or simply attributed to dissolved air (micro-bubbles).
Problems: If a glass of cloudy water clarifies over time from the bottom of the glass upwards, it usually indicates micro-bubbles. However, if it clarifies over time, from the top down, or does not clear at all, this may indicate the presence of suspended particles.
Solution: 3M Advanced Whole House Filtration System can effectively reduce the presence of suspended particles, clarifying the water before it reaches your faucet.
What: Presence of copper in the water. When pH is below 7, water is considered acidic. Acidic water causes damage to the insides of pipes, resulting in the release of copper from copper pipes.
Problems: Causes blue/green staining on white fixtures and clothing. Low pH can lead to long term pin-hole leaks in piping.
Solution: 3M backwash filtration system series models with calcite media can raise the pH of water, effectively reducing damage and staining.
What: Indicates the presence of iron in water.
Problems: Typically not a health concern, but most find it very annoying and hard to clean.
Solution: Some levels of iron can be effectively treated by installing a 3M water softener series model: for some homes with higher concentrations of iron, our 3M iron reduction filtration series models would be prescribed.
What: Presence of Manganese in water.
Problems: Manganese is rare and is quite a nuisance. Like iron, manganese is an element of the Earth’s crust. When found, it is not unusual to also find iron present in the water.
Solution: 3M iron reduction filtration series models may provide a solution for some manganese problems.
Rotten Egg Smell
What: Caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas in the water. Hydrogen sulfide gas is naturally occurring.
Problems: It can cause very objectionable smells and can even damage copper pipes and other metal fixtures due to the corrosive nature of hydrogen sulfide.
Solution: A special test is required to confirm the presence of hydrogen sulfide. If it is present in your water, one of our 3M Iron Reduction Filtration Systems is a good solution.
HOME & HEALTH
3M water filters provide you and your family with cleaner, clearer, better tasting water throughout your entire home every day.
A water filter installed in your home not only ensures that you can enjoy clear tasting water straight from the tap, you also protect your appliances from scale build-up that reduces the energy efficiency of your appliances.
Chlorine and lead can be found in our water supplies. Refer to the table below to find out the potential health effects and remedies to reduce its presence in your drinking water. It’s your right to drink clean, drink healthy.
|How does it enter drinking water?||Many water treatment operations add Chlorine to drinking water as part of the water treatment process and to kill microbes and bacteria in swimming pools.||Lead enters drinking water supplies from the corrosion of household plumbing systems (pipes, solders, fixtures)|
|What are the potential health effects?|
|How can it be reduced in drinking water?|