OK, this is nothing salacious - I just like the headline! Well, there is actually truth in that headline. The dirty secret is: the inside of a residential reverse osmosis tank accumulates and breed heterotrophic bacteria over time. Heterotrophic bacteria are microorganisms that use organic carbon as food. They are detected using Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) which is used to measure the bacteriological quality of drinking water.
The National Primary Drinking Water Regulations which have been established by the U.S. EPA state that "lower concentration of heterotrophic bacteria in the drinking water is linked to a better maintenance of the treatment and distribution systems." It is believed that low levels of heterotrophic bacteria pose no health risks to humans but a high plate count is an indicator for ideal conditions for the growth of bacteria. This can be a breeding ground for more dangerous bacteria, such as Legionella or E. Coli.
Over the years, the water treatment industry has used sanitizing products like Sani-System from Pro Products (pictured to the right) to kill bacteria in drinking water systems such as reverse osmosis systems. Using a sanitizing agent is cumbersome at best, but what happens if the water becomes contaminated with something more than HPC? Let's say coliform, e-coli or Legionnaires? Then what? Don't worry about it. Technology exists that eliminates any type of bacteria. PERIOD!
Now, if you have an inquiring mind, you can go to HERE and read all about it. You will find out that this technology is about the coolest thing to come down the pike in a long, long time. Simply put, this media utilizes elemental P-type semiconductor technology and solid-state theory, to created Quantum Disinfection media. This patented media contains a powerful electron flowing surface, eliminating the need for outside power or chemical sources for disinfection.
Chemical-free, power-free, maintenance-free and extremely cost effective, Silecte™ works as a final disinfection solution for all fluid applications on any scale. As microorganisms (bacteria and viruses) come into contact with Silecte™, the electrons inside the pathogens are instantly attracted by the positively charged Quantum Disinfectio™ media surface. This causes the entire structure of the microorganisms to collapse on a molecular scale, with the electrons transferring immediately to the Silecte™ surface. TPC measurements confirm the pathogen’s DNA is also instantly destroyed in the dense electron exchange. In a mere 0.01 seconds, cell lysis occurs and the pathogen ceases to exist completely.
Here's the real question: Do you want bacteria in your reverse osmosis water or not? The new Pulsar Quantum Disinfection Polishing Filter removes tastes and odors, like all other final filters, but it also kills up to 99.99% of the bacteria (i.e., that's a lot) in the water. To me, it's worth the peace of mind in knowing that the water my family and I use is just that - water - no bacteria! I like that a lot!
You can turn any reverse osmosis system into a bacteriological purifier with the new Pulsar Quantum Disinfection™ RO Filter. What are you waiting for?