Water Filtration Systems for Homes

Household water filtration systems

Water Quality issues are a common problem faced by many homes across East Africa. Aqua Filtration have a proven track record working closely with home owners to identify, specify and install high quality water filtration equipment that far exceeds water quality guidelines, tackling the issues specific to your borehole or private well.

We work with you to initiate water quality testing and ensure the recommended system solves all of your water quality problems. After installation we offer annual servicing at a competitive price to ensure your equipment operates at it's very best for many years to come. We look after you from start to finish, taking the stress out of achieving pure water for your home.

Let's take a look at some of the typical water treatment issues faced by home owners across Nigeria.

Iron Removal - Manganese Removal

Iron and Manganese inside the water can cause problems in the home, including staining (toilet, sink, shower, bath, clothes) and it can also clog up or impede flow in pipes and household appliances. Iron usually shows up as bright rusty orange sediments or stains. Manganese typically presents as very fine black granules of metal particles and again causes problems by blocking water flow or through the staining of clothes.

Examples of Iron buildup and Orange staining caused by excess Iron and Manganese black sludge in potable drinking water sources.

The recommended Limit for Iron in water is 0.2mg per Litre. To know what type of Iron filter you would need, an independent laboratory test is needed and an estimate of your daily water consumption.

Once this is done we can calculate and install an Iron & Manganese removal system for you.

Greensand and Crystal Right water filtration units for Drinking water, wells and boreholes

The Greensand Filter method above left is an oxidizing system. It flushes out with the water pressure in the system. It uses the oxidizer Potassium Permanganate to clean the Iron and Manganese residue from the gravel and filter media. There is nothing added to the water that reaches the household tap.

The Crystal Right system uses a solution of Salt and Water to clean the Iron and Manganese off the filter media. It works on the principle of Ion-exchange. There will be a slight increase in the sodium levels in the cleaned water that reaches the household tap, but it will still be well below the limit of 250mg per Litre.

The Chemical Free Iron Filters don’t use any chemicals, it flushes out the Iron during a water backwash cycle.

Water Softening & Eco Systems

Hard water problems occur when the levels of Calcium Carbonate / Lime contained in the water are too high, causing troublesome issues especially for your appliances ( kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, shower, hot water tank ). Limescale can also build up inside the pipes and block them over time. Scale build-up on their heating elements reduce its efficiency by up to 25%.

Picture showing the effect of Limescale buildup on sanitary ware, taps, and electrical heating elements found in electrical goods and consumer water heater devices

The benefits of softer water

  • Easier cleaning of taps, tiles, showers, sinks due to the elimination of Limescale deposits.
  • Skin will feel smoother and softer, whilst hair will become healthier.
  • Proven to help dry skin and eczema.
  • Laundry becomes fresher and will feel softer.
  • Reduced consumption of soaps, shampoo, washing powder, detergents, etc.
  • Reduced electricity bills – efficient heat transfer from clean heating elements.
  • Better Appliance longevity.
Aqua Filtration East Africa - Water Softeners for Limescale removal and pH correction

How does the system work?

Water softening works by Ion-exchange, Calcium and Magnesium bicarbonates (CaCO3) are exchanged inside the mineral tank by the ion-exchange resin. When the resin beads are saturated with lime, the unit will run an automated regeneration sequence.

During this process, the captured lime is washed away by the injected brine (salt-water). When all the beads are re-charged, and all the salt is washed out of the system, the water softening process begins again.

For your system to work, the salt bin needs to be topped up regularly. The high purity Salt used is supplied in tablet form (Broxo 6-15, Axal pro.) in 25kg bags. The higher the levels of calcium and magnesium in your raw water, the more salt is used to clean up your water.

Like all our Domestic products, Water Softeners are available on their own, or as part of a complete system designed to tackle your exact requirements and water source.

UV Disinfection Systems

An Ultraviolet water sterilizer uses a very simple yet reliable method of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI.) Short Wavelength highly energetic UV-C light is used to kill or disrupt microorganisms by destroying their nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA rendering them unable to function. The UVGI method is used in a variety of applications including Food, Air and Water purification.

UV-C Ultra Violet Water Sterilisation Systems
UV Water Sterlization. Ultra Violet Lamp unit to purify drinking water

Powerful, reliable sterilization

Aqua Filtration's range of UV Ultraviolet water purification systems are designed for domestic water flow rates up to 60 Litres per minute, with commercial-grade units suitable for flow rates as high as 150 Cubic Metres per hour. We have the experience to optimise the choice of system for your families rate of household water consumption.

UV light introduces no chemicals into your water, so there is no negative taste to impair the flavour. UV systems are very compact fitting into a small footprint and are straight forward for our engineers to install. Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Providing the very best water quality for your family for drinking, cooking, ice and other beverages. Reverse Osmosis (RO) is the ideal way to complete the purification cycle of your household water system. Raw water entering a reverse osmosis drinking water system passes through a series of filter types that strip contaminants in size order.

Initially mechanical filtration will remove particles and sediments. Active Carbon filters remove chlorine, taste, odour and many chemical contaminants or dissolved gases. Finally the water passes through the atomic level filtration of the reverse osmosis membrane.

At this hyper filtration level reverse osmosis acts as a micro sieve for water molecules and is able to remove turbidity, bacteria and viral organisms along with excess salt ions dissolved in the liquid such as sodium-chloride brine used in other earlier stages of water purification systems.

Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems

RO easily fits inside Kitchen Cabinets

Example image of a counter top domestic Reverse Osmosis System

The Gold Standard in purification

Incredibly RO Membranes filter right down to sizes as small as 0.0001 microns. All cells in the human body use a similar process of cellular osmosis. Osmotic membranes are found on every living cell wall. They control the transport of water via all plant and animal cells.

In terms of size many bacteria are trillions of times the size of water molecules and so are excluded by the RO Membrane.

That’s why the World Health Organisation & others consider Reverse Osmosis the Gold Standard of drinking water purification, and it’s why this affordable approach is recommended as the final water purification stage for drinking water in every home.

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