Water Filtration

Why do you need filtration? Water touches many areas within foodservice, including coffee and espresso brewing, fountain beverages, iced tea brewing, ice making, steam cooking, soups, sauces and reductions, food rinsing, warewashing, and of course, drinking water. Without quality water, all of these can be...

Mechanical Filtration: All tap water contains unwanted particles and sediment that we’d rather not consume.  Whether at home or in a restaurant, water from the tap always contains millions of particles, such as dirt and rust.  Sometimes water even contains harmful particles, such as protozoan...

Adsorption is the key to removing contaminants in water. Adsorption: When filtering impurities out of drinking water, mechanical filtration typically is used. But what happens if there are particles in water that are dissolved or are too small and cannot be removed by mechanical filtration? Fortunately, there is...

Chloramines are secondary disinfectants that are added to the water supplies of some municipalities in Canada to provide longer disinfection in the distribution piping than chlorine.  This process is important to avoid re-growth of bacteria in the pipes after the clean water leaves the water...

Climate change globally over the past century, the average annual temperature has increased by about 1 °C; in the Arctic, it has climbed 2 to 3 °C. By 2100 the average global surface temperature is projected to increase by 1.5 to 5.8 °C Increasing global temperatures...

Water purification is a vital necessity in the foodservice industry. Canadians enjoy one of the highest standards of water quality anywhere in the world. Municipal water supplies around the country are disinfected and strictly monitored to ensure safe public water supplies. While municipal water supplies in...

Nitrates (NO3-) and nitrites (NO2-) are chemical compounds that consist of nitrogen and oxygen. These compounds readily dissolve in water and have no taste or odour. Nitrate compounds are commonly used in fertilizers, food preservatives, and chemical oxidants. A small portion of nitrate compounds is...

Reverse Osmosis drinking water, is high-quality drinking water. Reverse osmosis Drinking Water, also known as “RO drinking water”, is a water treatment technique used since the 1950s to produce high-quality drinking water that is virtually free from health or aesthetic contaminants.  It is commonly used to...