PURCHASING AND SHIPPING
The installation cost is a flat rate for all customers living in towns and cities around Australia. If you are on a rural property more than 20km from a town or city, there may be an additional cost for installation. Please email or contact us so we can quote this for you
Zeolite is a naturally occurring aluminosiliate mineral used in the water industry for filtration and ion exchange. It can also be synthetically produced. It is a more efficient media than sand for the filtration of water and is very effective for ion exchange, ion removal and water softening. Like standard ion exchange resin, once its capacity is reached it needs to be re-generated for water softening or cleaned in the case of heavy metals, iron and manganese removal.
Megohms is a unit of measurement just like metres is a unit of measurement. 1 Megohm is equivalent to 1,000,000 Ohms and is used to measure the electrical resistance or the ability of water to conduct electricity. The more pure, water is, the greater the Megohms and the lower the ability of the water to conduct electricity. Ultrapure water does not conduct electricity.
The units size wise are essentially exactly the same, they have the same pressure rating and the cartridges fit both units. The Big White housings are much stronger though, built from a harder more dense material than the Big Blue units hence we offer a 10 year warranty with the Big White and a 3 year warranty with the Big Blue. The Big Blue are more popular due to price. If kept out of the weather and used in rural applications the Big Blue units should last as long as the Big White however we would recommend Big White units for town water or higher pressure applications.
Bore water can have a great many contaminants in it, from high hardness, salt, iron, heavy metals, Arsenic and bacteria to name a few. Without a water test we are unable to recommend any cartridges. If the water supply is of unknown quality it may be best to use reverse osmosis filtration as these systems provide the highest degree of filtration or seek an alternative higher quality supply.
An electrode, rod or pole through which a low voltage electric current flows. This low voltage causes a process called electrolysis whereby salts in the water collect on the electrode or the electrode erodes by oxidation.
This is a form or type of activated carbon. Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that is graded to size and quality and used in commercial water filters due to its very high carbon content and low impurities. High grade and ultra high grade anthracite are generally only used in water filtration.
WATER AND YOUR HEALTH
As many know the stomach is highly acidic in order to digest the food we eat. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. If we eat and drink alkaline food and water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up. When this happens a feedback mechanism in the stomach detects this causing the stomach wall to secrete hydrochloric acid into the stomach to bring the pH value back down to 4. As more alkaline food and water is consumed more acid is produced.
The cells in our stomach wall must produce hydrochloric acid instantly as needed. To do this carbon dioxide (CO₂), water (H₂O) and sodium Chloride (NaCl) or Potassium Chloride (KCl) are required. When combined together they produce Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) and a by-product called Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO³) or Potassium bicarbonate (KHCO³) which goes into the blood stream. These bicarbonates are the alkaline buffers that neutralise excess acids in the blood. They dissolve solid acid wastes into liquid form. As they neutralise the acidic wastes, carbon dioxide is released as a by-product which is discharged through the lungs.
After the food in the stomach is digested it moves the small intestine where the pH needs to be raised to avoid damaging the intestine wall. To do this the pancreas produces alkaline pancreatic juice. This juice is essentially sodium bicarbonate and is mixed with the acidic food coming out of the stomach. In order to produce bicarbonates the pancreas also produces hydrochloric acid as a by-product which goes into our blood stream. If we consume acidic food and drinks the stomach can become more acidic with no ability to raise the pH and no bicarbonates are produced to neutralise excess acids in the blood.
As the human body ages the alkaline buffers reduce, (a condition known as acidosis) lowering our ability to dispose of the bodies waste products, one of main causes of ageing. These solid wastes build up in the body in the form of cholesterol, fatty acid, kidney stones, phosphates etc, causing ageing.
If we just look at the pH value of the stomach it seems drinking alkaline water has no benefit to the body, however when you look at whole body, there is a net gain of alkalinity that greatly benefits our health and well being.
Alkaline water is not a medicine to cure disease however if consumed regularly it will gradually reduce the accumulated acid wastes. Other benefits include declines in blood sugar levels, improvements in liver function, ulcers, hypertension, hypotension and allergic disorders such as asthma, urticaria, rhinitis and atopic dermatitis.
This is a single celled parasite that infects the gastrointestinal tracts of humans, animals, birds rodents, reptiles, amphibians, fish and cockroaches.
The most frequent symptoms are abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. It was originally thought to be protozoan but is now classified as a stramenopiles. Other stramenopiles include brown algae, mildew and diatoms. They all have 4 various life cycle stages including cyst forms. The blastocystis cyst form can infect humans with 9 species able to do this.
The blastocystis cyst form is the way the infection is transmitted. It is also very resistant to chemicals in this form and is able to survive in harsh conditions because of its multi-layered cyst wall. Blastocystis can remain in the intestines for weeks, months or years with many people having no symptoms at all. This parasite is very common in developing countries although it is also prevalent in many parts of Australia.
The cyst form varies enormously in size between 1 and 200 microns with an average size of 6-40 microns. Standard high quality 1 micron filtration should remove this parasite from the water although sub-micron absolute filtration would be recommended as a better preventative measure.
Boron is a non-metallic element found in the ground and many food products. It is used in glass manufacture, cleaners, antiseptics, flame retardants, fertilizers, algaecides, insecticides and herbicides. The concentration of boron in drinking water can be reduced by activated carbon or lime softening. High doses of boron are poisonous to humans leading to gastro-intestinal problems, skin eruptions, etc. Based on health considerations, the concentration of boron in drinking water should not exceed 0.3 mg/L.
Calcite is a crystalline calcium carbonate found in marble and other limestone. It is processed, graded to size and quality and used in specialised water filters, re-mineralisers & Pi-filters to raise the pH of the water.
Aluminium salts have and are used as coagulants in town water treatment plants with some carryover into the water supply after treatment. Aluminium in drinking water should however not exceed 0.2 mg/L and preferably under 0.1 mg/L. It is being phased out of use in drinking water treatment plants due to links with Alzheimer’s disease. Apart from water treatment it is also used in many other products such as antacids, anti-perspirants, food additives, vaccines, food packaging and utensils.
Water and in particular clean water transports the nutrients in food to all the body’s cells and in turn removes toxic wastes.
All the nutritional requirements that the human body has, all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and fatty acids that the human body needs to survive are found in fruits and vegetables and other foods we eat.
The nutritional requirements are carried by water into your intestines where almost all nutritients are absorbed.
Having good quality clean chemical free drinking water is the best thing you can do for your body and health. Since the human body is over 70% water it is best to eat a lot of food containing a high water content such as fruit and vegetables.
While some nutrients (a very small percentage) can be obtained from the water we drink, all can be obtained from the food we eat.
It is best to remove the chemicals and pollutants from the water we drink along with some of the nutrients than drink unfiltered water and consume many of the cancer causing chemicals.