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How to Improve Smell and Taste with Filters and Mineralizers?

Water should have a neutral taste, but in practice this varies. Tap water can taste different depending on the substances present in it. It can be sweet, bitter, sour or even salty. Not everyone is thrilled with this.  Fortunately, the taste of water can be improved with the right purifiers, filters and mineralizers.  Find out how a water filter can help improve the taste and smell of your water.

Pure water?

water filterWater in its pure form has a neutral taste. However, this is not the case in nature, because various substances permeate it. These are the substances that influence its taste. Saltiness is caused by the presence of sodium chloride while acidity is caused by mineral acids. Organic substances present in water are responsible for its sweet taste while magnesium and sodium sulfates are responsible for its bitter taste.  Water can also have different aftertastes.  The most common is the metallic taste caused by high levels of iron. Chlorine also influences the organoleptic characteristics of water, affecting its taste and smell. The presence of this element in drinking water is due to the disinfection process carried out by the waterworks.

Taste is a subjective matter.  Some water tastes better than others. But what to do when we find the taste of tap water repulsive and the meals prepared with it are unpalatable? The answer is an appropriate water filter: with active carbon, oxidation or reverse osmosis systems.

Activated carbon filters

Many people associate activated carbon with black pills for stomach upset. And this association is correct. As an excellent absorber of impurities, it is used not only in medicine, but also in water treatment. It is successfully used as filtration material in various water treatment devices.  This is because it can easily retain on its surface substances that are responsible for deterioration of taste, smell and color of water. Filters containing activated carbon remove between 60 and 80 different types of chemicals from water, including chlorine, herbicides and pesticides.

Oxidation filters

Iron and manganese are responsible for the brown or yellow color and metallic taste of drinking water. This is a fairly common problem for deep well owners as these chemicals naturally seep into deep water from rocks and soil. In this case, the way to improve water quality is to install the so-called iron-de-manganese separators. These devices are equipped with a filtering element with strong oxidizing properties (e.g. zinc-copper sinter) and get rid of iron and manganese as well as chlorine, heavy metals, calcium and magnesium carbonates.

Reverse osmosis system

An effective way to get rid of unpleasant taste and smell of drinking water is a reverse osmosis system. As a result of a complex purification process, water regains its transparency and odorlessness while its taste becomes sweet. Sterilized water can be enriched with minerals by using a special mineralizer. Its task is to enrich water with, among others, sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium, i.e. minerals that are essential for our health.

The quality and taste of osmotic water may also be improved by adding a revitalizing cartridge to the purifier. Magnesium contained in the cartridge reacts with the water flowing through it, enriching it. The cartridge also equips water with active hydrogen and raises its pH, making it health beneficial.

Thanks to different ways of filtration, water is not only healthy and safe, but also tastes much better. This is quite important.  As something tastes good to us, we are more likely to reach for it.

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