Good day folks, Rod from My Water Filter here today, and what we're going to do is discuss Alkaline Cartridges available today to add some mineral into the water and elevate the water’s pH.
Basic Alkaline Water Filter Cartridge
First, our most basic model is a benchtop with 10-inch housings. These products can be a benchtop or it could be under the sink. It's a standard industry 10-inch housing, has alkyl hydrate and gets the water pre-filtered. It's full of minerals, calcium, tourmaline, et cetera, which will elevate the water’s pH and dissolve beneficial minerals into the water before you consume it. So if the water were tap water in a capital city coming in at about 7 1/2 pH, this re-mineraliser would elevate the water’s pH to about 9.5.
With a bit of use over the next couple of weeks, the water’s pH will probably drop down quickly to nineish. Then, while you use it throughout the following year, you'll slowly start dropping down to eight. And then if you do a pH test every now and again to know when to replace it, eventually it will drop right down to seven. As soon as the water’s pH goes lower than what you'd like to consume, that's when it'd be time to put a new alkaliser into its housing.
Why Use an Alkaliser
Another reason that you should use alkalisers a lot is because of our reverse osmosis systems. This second product is a portable benchtop and a good under sink model. When these reverse osmosis systems fill with water, they have a big membrane inside like this, and that membrane splits the water, giving you pure water from the blue hose, and contaminated wastewater coming out the black hose. The quality water that this product produce has no mineral left. The pure water’s pH now that the mineral is gone is going to drop down give or take about the six mark. Then, you have city water with no mineral in it with no contamination in it either.
What You Should Know
Down this page is a variety of alkalisers, re-mineralisers, that can be added to any system. If you have a single stage or a twin stage filter, you just bring the water in, plug it in this end, hose plugs in that end, goes up to the faucet, and it's a way you can add mineral to your existing system. You would just pull out the hose that goes up to the faucet, and stick it in, and then get another bit of hose to go from there into your filter, and the job is done.
This Omnipure Alkaliser in the United States of America, and very popular. It's a high-end alkaliser bigger than any of the others and has a lot of mineral inside this one. You will just sit it on top of your systems, with benchtops that are generally of six pH if there's no re-mineraliser added to it all. Re-mineralising with this product on top, or the new ones that have fitted inside will create higher alkaline water with more mineral in the water.
Alkalising and Mineralising filter Cartridge
The next one is more of a value line from Taiwan which also works an absolute treat, high alkaline.
This next product is an acid neutraliser. Once again, it's an Omnipure USA product. What this will do is elevate the pH up to neutral. It's a neutraliser, so you'll only get about seven pH out of this cartridge, but it's perfect if you want neutral pH water around seven. Use it on rainwater, or on city water or on reverse osmosis systems, whatever you like.
Puretron T300 Cartidge
The Puretron T300 Cartridge is mainly used on reverse osmosis water filters in the sense that it's got magnesium in it. It elevates the water’s pH like others except it needs the water to go through it slowly. Unlike most of the products, they'll run at a full flow at about three litres a minute.
Hydrogen Water Alkaliser
Another product is this Hydrogen Water Alkaliser, which will work extremely well, but on a reverse osmosis system. Normally, it is installed after the membrane, before the tank, so the water only goes at about 200mLs a minute, so there's lots of contact time with the mineral and that's how we get these to work their best. It's made from pure magnesium, and are very popular as well with hydrogen nowadays, this is a carbon filter that can go after some of the cartridges.
Extreme Alkaliser Cartridge
The Extreme Alkaliser Cartridge has about three different minerals in it. This will elevate high pH and if you're looking for that, you will get about eight to 9.5, and you would normally replace it every 12 months or when the water drops down below seven. But with this Extreme Alkaliser normally comes an Extreme Carbon cartridge as well, and they basically go as a set. What users try to do with this product is to add a lot of mineral. Some of this mineral has a bit of a taste to it so we run it through some carbon, and that one there will sweeten the water up before you drink it.
Points to Ponder
A lot of these other re-mineralisers have already got carbon in the end of them, or as you observe the reverse osmosis system, the water goes through the bottom and through the membrane, comes around the back and goes through a re-mineraliser, then goes through a carbon cartridge to polish it up and make it taste nice and sweet again.
Alkalisers are gonna change from time to time on this page below, so do have a read below for more information apart from the video, and we will try to get our hands on and get them up onto there to get some information for you. Because a lot of people are going this way, it takes a bit more to filter the water nowadays, stripping the mineral out, it’s always good to get some more mineral back in there. We have plenty of choices on this page, so take a look, give us a ring if you need a hand. Thank you very much.