Will the Disrupter Filter Remove my Tannin?

Will the Disrupter Filter Remove my Tannin?
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By Mark Timmons
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Will the Disrupter Filter Remove my Tannin?

Recently, a customer asked the following question:

You say the Disrupter tannin filter is successful 85-90% of the time.  What are the causes of the 10-15% non-successes?  Are you not able to test water beforehand to know whether or not the filter will remove the tannins successfully?

I wish it were that simple, but it isn't!  We have identified several contaminants that affect the Disrupters ability to remove tannin:

  • Silica
  • Iron
  • Sulfur
  • Manganese
  • Sediment
  • Colloidal Clay

... to name a few. If you have eliminated the iron, sulfur, and manganese from the water and the silica is low, it has a very high probability of working. 

We have had the best results when we utilize "step-down" filtration ahead of it. Step-down filtration is starting with a 5-micron filter, a 1-micron filter, and a 1/2 micron filter ahead of it.  We also believe (but it has not been proven) that different types of plants have more complex molecular structures that can plug up or simply render the Disrupter ineffective.  We have "autopsied several filters, but the results have not been conclusive. 

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US WATER SYSTEMS DISRUPTOR 4-STAGE FILTER SYSTEM - 10"

Process of Elimination

I used to be 6' 4" – However, I am now 6' 1".  It is called osteoarthritis and degenerative disk disease.  It is what it is.  However, I now have extreme "numbness" in my left arm.  The doctors tell me it could be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, which I also have, or it could be from the degenerative disk disease.   How do you find out? It's called the "process of elimination."  In this case, they tell me that I should get the most uncomplicated surgery first (for carpal tunnel) and see what happens.  The Disrupter is a relatively new product, and we are still learning, however, it still has a very high probability of success. We hope to learn more through the process of elimination.

Our Interceptor filter pictured below, uses the same media as the Disrupter, but has 33% less media (so it costs less) and has a 5-micron outer wrap to provide some protection for the media.

August 20, 2020
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