Industrial Uses of 3G Aqua

3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System) is used in a variety of pretreatment, primary treatment, and wastewater applications. They are generally used in place of, or in conjunction with, granular activated carbon filters, even carbon block or inline filters.

 3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System extend the life of granular activated carbon (GAC) while protecting the carbon bed against fouling by bacterial growth.

Our Media are also used to replace silver-impregnated systems. Silver is toxic.

 3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System) is not. Silver must be registered with the EPA as a toxic pesticide, 3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System) is not. By the way, silver is more expensive than 3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System).

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3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System) vs. Activated Carbon


 

3G-Aqua

Activated Carbon

Life

More than 10 years*

Only 6 to 12 months

Bacteria and Algae

Controls Both

Permits Growth

Disposal

Recyclable

Hazardous Waste

Mechanism

Oxidation/Reduction

Adsorption

Contaminants Eliminated

Inorganic

Organic

* With proper handling

What about 3G-AQUA and RO, DI and IX systems?

Reverse Osmosis (RO), Deionization (DI) and Ion Exchange (IX) systems benefit from the use of 3G-AQUA because our Media allow these systems to tend to their strengths. Our Media protect RO systems from chlorine degradation and bacterial contamination, extending the life of the systems’ membranes. 3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System) protects expensive IX systems from becoming fouled with chlorine, algae, fungi and bacteria. Less fouling, longer life and reduced maintenance, all combine for lower costs.

BEFORE 3G AQUA

 

AFTER 3G AQUA

 

3G-AQUA(Natural Water Treatment System) vs. Silver-Impregnated Carbon

Life

More than 10 years*

Only 6 to 12 months

Bacteria and Algae

Controls Both

Permits Growth

Disposal

Recyclable

Hazardous Waste

Mechanism

Oxidation/Reduction

Adsorption

Heavy Metals

Yes

No

pH

6.5 to 8.5

Sensitive

Use

POU/POE, Industrial, Commercial

Home Water Filter Products

US EPA Registration

Not Required

Required

Note: Gulf South Research Institute found silver-impregnated carbon provides the same performance as activated carbon, except in low pH water.

With proper handling

3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System) by Catalytic Action

3G-AQUA (Natural Water Treatment System), media functions by catalytic action, using the age-old redox (reduction-oxidation) principle of dissimilar metals. Water containing dissolved oxygen, minerals, and organic materials enter a bed of the copper-zinc alloy, with the copper becoming the cathode and the zinc becoming the anode.

The space between each granule of alloy in the media bed becomes an electrolytic cell. The water and contaminants act as electrolytes.

As contaminants and oxygen pass through, a reaction takes place, causing zinc hydroxides and copper hydroxides to form in controlled amounts. These controlled releases of copper and zinc oxides (chelatable by the body) are carried into the filtered water and provide hostile conditions for algae, fungus, and bacteria growth.

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