PROCESS

Water Purification Process at Quench !


A great looking water bottle customized with your logo or design is just one reason to choose Quench for your customized water bottles. The other reason is our ultra-purified water. All of our customized water bottles—go through our custom-engineered, water purification process.The following is a detailed description of each of the steps in our water purification process.

Step 1:Sediment Filter

Our complex purification process begins with a simple, sediment filter. This filter traps relatively large particles which may be present in the water-things like dirt, sand, slime and grit. It’s necessary to start the process with this basic step in order to remove these large particles which could foul or clog the more sensitive equipment used at later stages.

 

Our initial sediment filter is rated at 10 microns (a micron is one-millionth of a meter, or 1/25,000th of an inch.) How small is that? Well, the human eye can only see particles 20 microns in diameter or larger. You’d be very surprised at what we see when we change these filters.

Step 2: Ion Exchange

The next step is the removal of various metallic elements through a process known as ion exchange. Sometimes referred to as water “softening,” ion exchange utilizes large tanks which are filled with a special, negatively-charged resin. The resin serves as a reservoir for large numbers of positively charged sodium and potassium ions.

 

As water passes through the ion exchange system, metallic ions, which carry a strong positive charge, displace the more weakly charged sodium and potassium ions. The metallic ions are thus trapped via electromagnetic attraction to the resin particles. The ion exchange beds are then automatically cleansed and regenerated at prescribed intervals based on water volume.

Step 3: Activated Carbon

Once the water passes through the ion exchange system, it moves into an oversized granular activated carbon bed. Carbon filtration (also known as charcoal filtration), which utilizes a process known as adsorption, is a particularly effective technique for chlorine removal. Pesticides, herbicides, and other organic contaminants (especially volatile organics) are also removed at this stage.

Step 4: Ultraviolet Disinfection

At this step of the process, the water passes through a special chamber which houses a large ultraviolet light source. This ultraviolet light acts as a powerful sterilizing agent. If any bacteria, viruses, or other microbiological contaminants are present in the water, the ultraviolet light at this particular wavelength destroys the genetic material within these organisms, eliminating the possibility of bacterial or viral reproduction and proliferation. The organisms quickly die and are captured and removed during the reverse osmosis purification process.

Step 5: Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis is the centerpiece of the Quenc purification process.

In reverse osmosis, high pressure is used to force water across a membrane while impurities are left behind. In other words, the high pressure causes the impurities to become more concentrated on one side of the membrane. Only the pure water is able to cross the membrane; even the dissolved impurities which cannot be removed by conventional filtration are captured and eliminated by the reverse osmosis purification system.

Step 6: Ozonation

The second phase of chemical-free disinfection is known as ozonation. Ozonation relies on oxygen to ensure that our purified water remains free of any possible microbiological contamination.

The ozonation process takes basic molecular oxygen (O2) and passes it through a special chamber in which it is exposed to a high voltage electrical charge. (This type of ozone generation is called cold-plasma discharge.) The electricity causes the oxygen molecule to split and recombine in a higher-energy form known as ozone (O3). This ozone is then continuously circulated through the purified water.

Ozone is not a stable state for oxygen. It has a half-life of about 20 minutes, so by the time our bottle reaches your lips, the O3 has returned to O2.

Step 7: Storage

After the water has passed through the preceding eight steps it moves into the storage and recirculation phase. This storage and recirculation system has been designed so that Quench will retain its exceptionally high purity and will not come into contact with any materials or substances which could in any way compromise the quality of the water.