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There are many ways to purify water. We thought we would discuss some of these methods here, to better understand the quality of the filters we offer.

There are 5 types of water contaminants:

   - Biological Entities
   - Heavy Metals
   - Organic Chemicals
   - Inorganic Chemicals
   - Radioactive Material


Steam Distillation

QUALITY distillation is capable of removing all FIVE major categories of water pollution.

Steam distilled water is produced by a completely natural process: simple heating and cooling, like earth's natural rain process, resulting in a product with completely pure qualities.  This is because natural processes are at work in the distillation system - heat, steam and gravity. Steam is always produced by the boiling process of distillation while gravity is always on the job, separating dissolved solids from the steam.

Carbon filters (Charcoal)

Many purifier systems use activated carbon filters as the first filter, carrying out the role of a mechanical pre-filter. There are many different grades of carbon, ranging from granulated activated carbon (GAC) to premuim ultra compact activated coconut shell carbon. With some systems, if this filter is used to filter out sediments, then iron and even calcium will plug up the microscopic areas of adsorption, shortening its effective life considerably. The carbon filter removes a host of contaminants such as chlorine, pesticides, herbicides and other inorganic materials.

Solid Carbon Block vs. Loose Carbon

Solid carbon media can often be subject to “channeling.” Channeling refers to water passing through least resistant path of the carbon pores, thus reducing contact time with carbon. The result? Your water can pass right through the solid carbon media on these “familiar, friendly pathways” with only a minimum of filtering!  Loose Carbon Media, on the other hand, can be periodically repositioned by means of a water backwash, or in some cases by tapping or shaking the filter medium itself. This means that your water will not be able to establish those familiar, friendly pathways that enable it to pass through your system virtually.  (Solid carbon media makers would probably disagree.)

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Far Infrared Light

One of the reasons FIR has beneficial results in a variety of illnesses is the ability of FIR waves to remove toxins, which are often at the core of many health problems. Since humans are bio-accumulators, numerous toxins, that cannot be removed immediately after entry, are stored in our bodies. For example, when toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide or toxic substances such as lead, mercury or chlorine meet large water molecules, they are encapsulated by the clusters of water. Where these toxins are accumulated, blood circulation is blocked and cellular energy is impaired.

However, when a 10 micron FIR wave is applied to these large water molecules, the water begins to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds of the atoms which are holding together the molecules of water.  As the breakdown of the water molecules occurs, encapsulated gases and other toxic materials are released.

More about Infrared Light

Ultraviolet Light

Ultraviolet Light (UV Light) germicidal irradiation has been studied since the 1930’s and has been used to destroy the microbes that cause indoor air and water pollution. For many years, the medical industry has used UV light to sanitize rooms and equipment. The Centers for Disease Control recommend UV lamps for their germicidal effect.

How Does UV Disinfection Work? UV-C light deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, which destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease. As UV light penetrates through the cell wall and cytoplasmic membrane, it causes a molecular rearrangement of the microorganism's DNA, which prevents it from reproducing.  Specifically, UV-C light causes damage to the nucleic acid of microorganisms by forming covalent bonds between certain adjacent bases in the DNA. The formation of such bonds prevent the DNA from being unzipped for replication, and the organism is unable to reproduce. In fact, when the organism tries to replicate, it dies.

UV light is MUST for any one with a well.

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Zeolites - Exactly what are they?

Compositionally, zeolites are similar to clay minerals.  More specifically, both are alumino-silicates.  They differ, however, in their crystalline structure.  Many clays have a layered crystalline structure (similar to a deck of cards) and are subject to shrinking and swelling as water is absorbed and removed between the layers.  In contrast, zeolites have a rigid, 3-dimensional crystalline structure (similar to a honeycomb) consisting of a network of interconnected tunnels and cages.  Water moves freely in and out of these pores but the zeolite framework remains rigid.  Another special aspect of this structure is that the pore and channel sizes are nearly uniform, allowing the crystal to act as a molecular sieve.   The porous zeolite is host to water molecules and ions of  potassium and calcium, as well as a variety of other positively charged ions, but only those of appropriate molecular size to fit into the pores are admitted creating the "sieving" property.

Another important property of zeolite is the ability to exchange cations.  This is the trading of one charged ion for another on the crystal.  One measure of this property is the cation exchange capacity (CEC).  Zeolites have high CEC's, arising during the formation of the zeolite from the substitution of an aluminum ion for a silicon ion in a portion of the silicate framework (tetrahedral units that make up the zeolite crystal).

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Ionic Purification  (Ion Exchange)

Ions and Water - Time for a little chemistry.

Water and the materials dissolved within it are made up of ions.

Ions are atoms that are electrically charged and are commonly the building blocks for other molecules. The charge may be positive or negative, depending on the type of ion, with every ion having a charge which cannot change.  In electrolysis, which involves the use of two oppositely charged electrodes (negative and positive) to separate out ions in a solution, the positive electrode is called the anode and the negative electrode is called the cathode. Consequently, negatively charged ions are attracted to the positively charged anode (and are therefore called anions), where as the positively charged cations are attracted to the negative cathode.

Anions are negatively charged ions, formed when an atom gains electrons in a reaction. Anions are negatively charged because there are more electrons associated with them than there are protons in their nuclei.

Cations are positively charged ions, formed when an atom loses electrons in a reaction. Cations are the opposite of anions, since cations have fewer electrons than protons.

For example, if salt (sodium chloride) is put into water, it dissolves and then dissociates into two separate ions - a positive sodium ion (or cation, Na+), and a negatively charged chloride ion (or anion, Cl-). So in solution, sodium chloride no longer exists and it's ions are free to move and combine with other ions of an equal and opposite charge.

Consequently, all ions can be split into two groups; the positively charged cations such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron (all metals) and the negatively charged anions such as bicarbonate, carbonate, chloride, sulphate, nitrate etc.

Fortunately, the vast majority of impurities and inconsistencies between our tap water and that of pure water are due to an excess of specific ions. And as these ions will either have a negative or positive charge, with a little applied chemistry, we can target and remove these offending ions using water purifiers.

Next: Dealing with the dissolved ions.

After the initial filter media have worked on the raw tap water, there should only be a significant quantity of inorganic compounds remaining as ions which can then be removed using ion exchange technology.

What is ion exchange?

Ion exchange is a reversible chemical process in which the specific ion (such as sodium, Na+) are released from the insoluble solid medium (which is the ion exchange resin) and exchanged for non-desirable, or target cations, such as heavy metals. There are two types of ion exchange that can be caused to occur within a water purifier; that which removes target cations and that which removes target anions.

Ion exchange was first discovered in 1845 by an Englishman called Thompson who passed an ammonia-rich solution of manure through some ordinary garden soil, only to discover that the ammonia content of the liquid manure was greatly reduced. It was later shown that the soil contained fine particles of a natural material called zeolite which would even later be shown to have ion exchange properties.  The water industry has not looked back since, but developed better and more efficient media to do the job of water purification.

How cation exchange works.

Cation exchange resins are usually made from an inert compound called polystyrene-divinylbenzene which is heated in its manufacturing process with concentrated sulphuric acid, causing a sulphonic group (SO3-) to be permanently fixed on to the structural chemistry of the resin beads. Because these sulphonic groups have a negative charge, they can be charged with positively charged ions (cations) typically sodium (Na+), potassium (K+) or even hydrogen (H+). When tap water containing dissolved cations (such as heavy metals) pass by the resin, then these are exchanged for, and trade places with, the loosely held sodium ions on the resin. There will come a time when no more cations can be removed by a fully reacted resin which is then described as being 'exhausted', and which must then be replaced. The better a resin is protected by pre-filtration from fouling contaminants such as iron and chlorine (which can actually cause the resin polymer beads to disintegrate), the longer it's active life will be.  Cation exchange resins will remove most metallic, positively charged ions such as barium, cadmium, copper, iron, manganese, zinc, calcium and magnesium.

Consequently, if the flow rate has been sufficiently slow and there has been sufficient active areas for cation exchange on the resin, then the levels of contaminant cations are reduced, and retained within the resin. All this leaves is the negatively charged contaminants or anions which must then be removed.

How anion exchange works.

Anion exchange units use a different resin that works in the opposite way to a cation exchange resin. It is charged with either chloride (Cl-) or hydroxyl (OH-) ions, are then released into the water in exchange for the less desirable contaminant anions.  Anion exchange removes nitrates, sulphates and other negatively charged ions.

What is the difference between absorption and adsorption?

A sponge absorbs water into the inside of it's porous structure. Ion exchange resins are not porous and so we describe the action by which they attract and retain ions on to their surface as adsorption.

There are several new generation adsorptive media that seek to replace or improve upon the purifying performance of activated carbon. Some are natural media, while others boast patented technology that enables them to adsorb most heavy metals and dissolved gases.

Mixed bed ion exchange.

As the term suggests, these ion exchange media contain both anionic and cationic exchange media, combined in one cartridge. To ensure that there is efficient purification, mixed bed ion exchange resins are usually used in a series of multiple cartridges, preceded as ever, by at least a carbon filter and at best an additional fine micron mechanical pre-filter.

In summary, water purification uses a series of complementary filtration processes that involve both mechanical and chemical means to produce 'purified' water. Our tap water can deliver quite unpredictable levels of ions and other 'contaminants' such as herbicides and pesticides, as well as chlorine and chloramine. Different purifiers boast different qualitative and quantitative performance figures; a function of the different types and configurations of media used in these purifiers. The team of different media work to target and remove these contaminants, whether they are present in our tap water or not. It never ceases to amaze me that by using the innate 'electrical' features of the dissolved contaminants themselves, the manufactured media or resins can effectively remove them from tap water, with no power or electricity required to power them.

- Portion of the above excerpt provided by "The Pond Doctor"

KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion)  -  Redox (more ion exchange)

KDF is a patented media that is a giant step forward in water purification. KDF media utilizes an old process in a new way - the oxidation and reduction of ions, known as redox... the principle of Oxidation-Reduction or Redox potential. Redox media remove virtually any soluble heavy metal, help prevent mineral hardness scale accumulation, and reduce levels of microorganisms.

Redox reactions, or oxidation-reduction reactions, primarily involve the transfer of electrons between two chemical species. The compound that loses an electron is said to be oxidized, the one that gains an electron is said to be reduced.

KDF process media are high-purity copper-zinc granules used in a number of pretreatment, primary treatment and wastewater treatment applications. KDF media supplement or replace existing technologies to dramatically extend life of the system, control heavy metals, toxic gases and microorganisms, lower total cost, and decrease maintenance. KDF process media work to reduce or remove chlorine, iron, hydrogen sulfide, lead, mercury, calcium carbonate, magnesium, chromium, bacteria, algae, fungi, and much more!

Iron and hydrogen sulfide are oxidized into insoluable matter and attach to the surface of the media. Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, iron, cadmium and aluminum are removed from the water by the electrochemical process. They are attracted to the surface of the media, much like a magnet. 

In short, the redox process works by exchanging electrons with contaminants. This give and take of electrons converts many harmful contaminants into harmless components, such as chlorine to chloride.  Other contaminants, including heavy metals, bond to the KDF media, which greatly reduces or virtually eliminates these substances.

The media also inhibits bacteria, algae, and fungi growth.  KDF process media control microorganisms in two ways. The first is a by-product of redox; the exchange of electrons sets up an electrolytic field in which most microorganisms cannot survive. Secondly, the process of forming hydroxyl radicals and peroxides from some of the water molecules interferes with the microorganisms' ability to function.

Ozone is a GREAT way to purify your water.  Ozone (O3) is the triatomic form of oxygen (O2). It is oxygen in it's most active state and is an extremely potent oxidant that has been shown to posses broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. Ozone is not just another disinfectant. Ozone is a true sterilant. It has the ability to completely destroy not only bacteria, but also viruses, spores, fungus, mold, mildew, cysts, and many other contaminants while at the same time breaking down dissolved organic materials by oxidation. When ozone (O3) breaks down it naturally reverts back to oxygen (O2).
Both the FDA and EPA certify that ozone destroys 99.9992% of all pathogenic germs, while oxidizing (destroying) 99.9992% nearly ALL other pollutants in the water at the same time.
Besides just cleaning your water, ozone also can have very therapeutic effects.
more about Ozone
see our Ozonators


Electrolysis of water is the decomposition of water (H2O) into oxygen (O) and hydrogen gas (H2) due to an electric current being passed through the water. This electrolytic process is used in some industrial applications when hydrogen is needed.

An electrical power source is connected to two electrodes, or two plates, (typically made from some inert metal such as platinum or stainless steel) which are placed in the water. Hydrogen will appear at the cathode (the negatively charged electrode, where electrons are pumped into the water), and oxygen will appear at the anode (the positively charged electrode). The generated amount of hydrogen is twice the amount of oxygen, and both are proportional to the total electrical charge that was sent through the water.

During this process, H+ cations will accumulate at the anode and OH anions will accumulate at the cathode. This can be verified by adding a pH indicator to the water: the water near the anode is acidic while the water near the cathode is basic.


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Magnetic Fields and Water

A water molecule.

At first site, water seems to be a very simple molecule, consisting of just two hydrogen atoms attached to an oxygen atom. Indeed, there are very few molecules that are smaller or lighter.

Once a water molecule has been exposed to a magnetic field the molecule changes in several ways:

1. The molecule increases in size.  This increases the water solubility and permeability (the ability to disperse and penetrate other substances). The increase in permeability assists in the dissolution of nutritional substances, and improves the body's absorption of water as well as the nutritional substances. Also, when the size of the water molecule is increased its ability to absorb toxins is much greater.

2. The surface tension and density of the water is increased. The increased surface tension, permeability, and density all combine to improve the intake of nutrition in the body's cell structure. Increased surface tension allows the cell membrane of the food to expand rapidly. This is beneficial to digestion. The increase in density also aids in the absorption of nutrition.

3. The ions in the water are affected. This has the effect of reducing free radicals contained within the water (free radicals are harmful substances found in the body). A further benefit of the alteration to the ion states of both calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate is this: the structure of these compounds (which are the cause of the scale build up in water pipes, kettles, taps, etc) changes, resulting in a much decreased build up of scale due to the looser nature of the ions. (SOFT WATER) This decrease in scale build up has resulted in extensive use of magnetized water in central heating systems, water cooling systems in engines, recycling water systems, and house water systems.

Read more about magnets and water here


We've reviewed dozens of filters and filter combinations for years.  As a Holistic Health Practitioner, we seek to offer only the very best quality we can find. Clean water is paramount to good health.  We are proud to offer the top of the line Wholly Water Drinking Water System. 


Removes the BROADEST RANGE of Toxins!
NO filter media changes or repacking!
Lasts up to 15 YEARS or longer!
Patented System

The Wholly Water Purification System Includes the Following:

  • 6-Bed, 5 STAGE Patented Water Filter
  • Dedicated Long-reach Faucet
  • Pressure Regulator - 3/8 inch
  • Sonic Flood Alarm
  • Easy Instructions
  • 2 year warranty
  • Can split to feed Icemaker/Frig water dispenser
Chlorine - ALL Heavy Metals - PCB's  -  Organic & Inorganic - VOC's 
Radionuclides - Bacteria - Cysts - MTBE - Pharmaceuticals

Better than bottled water.  Better than R/O.  Better than any other filter!

Our water supply is arguably the single most contributory factor in today's epidemic of skyrocketing immune disorders and other diseases.  This is the most affordable and comprehensive under-counter drinking water filter we've ever seen!  The whole house water filter is equally effective.



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Did You Know?

Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into US water.  - "How Infastructure Makes Water Work for Us."  In Urban Green: Architecture for the Future.
Approximately 40% of the lakes in America are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life, or swimming.  - "Nonpoint Source Pollution: The Nation's Largest Water Quality Problem." Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed February 18, 2014
14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year.   "Marine Debris." - California Coastal Commission. 2014
According to Environment America, 226 million lbs. of toxic chemicals were dumped into 1,400 waterways of the United States in 2010 alone.




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