Spring Aqua uses its own, proprietary filtering technology in conjunction with well established and effective filtering modalities. There are 14 filter stages in our filtering process. Here are a few examples of what we have in our filters to create true, clean water. (“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”)
Antibacterial Nano Silver
Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing science of producing and utilizing nano-sized particles that measure in nanometers (1nm = 1 billionth of a meter). One nanomaterial that is demonstrating profound efficacy in healthcare products is nano-silver. Silver has been used for the treatment of medical ailments for over 100 years due to its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. The nano-silver particles typically measure 25nm. They have extremely large relative surface area increases their contact with bacteria or fungi, vastly improving its bactericidal and fungicidal effectiveness. The nano-silver inhibits multiplication and growth of those bacteria and fungi which cause infection, odor, itchiness and sores. (source wikipedia)
An ion-exchange resin or ion-exchange polymer is a resin or polymer that acts as a medium for ion exchange. It is an insoluble matrix (or support structure) normally in the form of small microbeads fabricated from an organic polymer substrate. The beads are typically porous, providing a large surface area on and inside them. The trapping of ions occurs along with the accompanying release of other ions, and thus the process is called ion exchange. There are multiple types of ion-exchange resin. Most commercial resins are made of polystyrene sulfonate.
Ion-exchange resins are widely used in different separation, purification, and decontamination processes. The most common examples are water softening and water purification. In many cases ion-exchange resins were introduced in such processes as a more flexible alternative to the use of natural or artificial zeolites. (source: wikipedia)
As with most filtration methods, water is carefully introduced to one side of the filter, which acts to block the passage of anything larger than the pore size. Typically bacteria, protozoa, and microbial cysts are removed... (source: wikipedia)
Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a bed of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, using chemical adsorption,whereby pollutant molecules in the fluid to be treated are trapped inside the pore structure of the carbon substrate. Carbon filtering is commonly used for water purification, in air purifiers and industrial gas processing.
Active charcoal carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odor from water.
With the ability to clean the water and enhance its structure, far infrared water filtration (FIR) has some consumers wondering if this may be the blessing... they've been waiting for. With our body being made up of over 70% water, simply removing contaminants isn't good enough anymore, considering the level of today's knowledge and technology. Far infrared water filters claim to provide consumers with the opportunity to deliver clean water that is refreshing crisp and energized to boot. Far infrared rays are the invisible portion of the sunlight spectrum that has been found to promote growth and health to living cells in plants, animals, and humans. By using a far infrared water filtration system, some have estimated an enrichment of treated water that... strengthens various organs within our bodies.
There are several effects far infrared rays can have on our body, all of which can have a strong positive effect when used as a far infrared water filter. Theoretically, the water filter will soften hard water, eliminate offensive odors, and destroy any potentially harmful contaminants. FIR could also be shown to prevent bacterial growth, be used to purify the air, or prevent mould from occurring. As far as our health goes, FIR may also regulate the blood flow, increase resistance against various diseases and balance the acidity levels in our bodies.
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Hollow Micro Fiber Membrane
These are a class of artificial membranes containing a semi-permeable barrier in the form of a hollow fiber. Originally developed in the 1960s for reverse osmosis applications, hollow fiber membranes have since become prevalent in water treatment, desalination, cell culture, medicine, and tissue engineering. Most commercial hollow fiber membranes are packed into cartridges which can be used for a variety of liquid and gaseous separations. (source: wikipedia)
Spring Aqua proprietary hydrogen filter produces between 1.4-1.6 mg/L.
Molecular hydrogen (H2) or diatomic hydrogen is a tasteless, odorless, flammable gas.
Over 500 peer-reviewed articles demonstrate hydrogen to have therapeutic potential in essentially every organ of the human body and in 150 different human disease models.
H2 reduces oxidative stress as a selective antioxidant and by maintaining homeostatic levels of glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, etc.
H2, like other gaseous signaling molecules (i.e. NO, CO, H2S), appears to have cell signal-modulating activity affording it with anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-allergy benefits.
Source: Molecular Hydrogen Foundation
Maifan Stone is a special mineral rock used in Chinese medicine to treat various skin diseases. It is composed of minerals including but not limited to plagioclase feldspar, orthoclase feldspar, hornblende, and biotite (all four mentioned before are silicate minerals). Maifan Stone contains plenty of micro-nutrient elements, such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, and selenium, all essential to a healthy human body. As a Chinese medicine, it is especially useful in treating skin tumors and ulcers. In addition to that, many mineral water manufacturers in China dissolve a small amount of Maifan Stone during the preparation of their product, meant to enhance the micro-nutrient density in the water. In ordinary cooking, both rice and tea, while being washed, may be dipped with Maifan Stone to increase their effects on health. Maifan stone has been used as a water filtration and conditioning media for shower and bath filters. (source wikipedia)
PP Super Fiber
A polypropylene filter works in a mechanical way and removes sand, fine suspensions, corrosive products, and impurities. These are also known as sediment filters—filters whose main purpose is to remove particles from water.