Starting Your Own Water Business? You Need to Look at Commercial Water Purification Systems
No matter what type of water-based business you may have in mind, you will need to consider commercial water purification systems to ensure the purity of the liquid. There are various ways to purify and filter water to make it safe for the general public and your consumers but at least one of them needs to be employed in your business practice to ensure regulatory health licenses.
According to the South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA), the quality of the water you decide to bottle and sell is regulated by the South African Department of Health and is among the most stringent in the world. Along with many other health regulations, you will also have to meet packaging, labelling, environmental, and product safety requirements. If you are still serious about opening your own water business, allow the leaders in water purification, WaterIcon, to inform you of three water filtration systems that you might want to consider.
3 Commercial Water Purification Systems
Here are three commercial water purification systems you need to be aware of:
- Sequestration Filtration Systems: Sequestration is the process of chemically isolating substances. Food-grade polyphosphate may be used to sequester calcium or magnesium minerals in scale-inhibiting filters. However, since only small amounts of polyphosphate are released into the water, the filter acts more as an inhibiter rather than an eradicator. If you are in an area where alkalinity levels are high, water-softening applications such as ion exchange should be implemented.
- Ion Exchange: This is a process where hard water is softened by adding sodium or hydrogen ions, exchanging them for the magnesium and calcium ions found in hard water. As effective as this process may be, it would not be effective in your bottled water business as levels of sodium (salt) in the water may increase and might exceed legal consumption limits in South Africa.
- Reverse Osmosis (RO): Reverse osmosis is the king of commercial water purification systems and would be ideal for your water business. RO systems use water pressure to force the liquid through a semipermeable membrane to remove dissolved inorganic solids, such as magnesium and calcium ions and other contaminants from the water. With the correct system in place, in conjunction with a sediment filter and activated carbon filter, this filtration method can remove 99.9% of contaminants and offers one of the finest levels of filtration available.
Starting your own water business is a huge responsibility, not only for you but also for the consumers who will be enjoying your products. Contact us at WaterIcon. We will investigate your needs, discuss the various forms of commercial water purification systems available with you, combine our skills, and offer you the perfect solution for your new venture.