- The Vortex Plus Water Purifier comes ready to quickly
install at almost any sink faucet with the supplied diverter valve.
- If you prefer, it can also be wall mounted or
mounted under-counter with the optional dedicated faucet kit. Click here for diagrams.
- Unit needs an electric power source to
- For severely contaminated water, you may want
to consider a pre-filter. For great pre-filter options Click
Ozone is an unstable allotrope of oxygen. Normally, an
oxygen molecule consists of two oxygen atoms. Under certain conditions, three atoms of
oxygen will bond together, forming ozone. Ozone is normally "uncomfortable"
lugging around that extra oxygen atom; it wants to become oxygen again. To do so, the
Ozone either spontaneously converts back to oxygen with time (2 Ozone molecules forming 3
Oxygen molecules), or it gets rid of it's extra oxygen atom by "oxidizing"
something else. The oxidation reaction is what makes ozone useful in treating water.
In the Vortex Plus, ozone is created from oxygen in
the air. Any ozone not consumed in the process is fully converted back to oxygen after the
water has been treated.
Ultraviolet Exposure (UV)
UV light is light that has a wavelength shorter than
visible light, but not as short as X-radiation. However, like X-radiation, it is harmful
to living cells. The UV light destroys DNA in living cells, rendering them unable to
reproduce, or killing them outright.
Photo-oxidation is what makes the Vortex Plus Water
Purifier unique, and what allows it to be so effective in such a compact space. In the
photo-oxidation process, the germicidal UV "catalyzes" the ozone, dramatically
increasing the effectiveness of the oxidation reaction.
Activated carbon filtration provides additional protection
against chemical contaminants. Through chemical adsorption, many common contaminants,
including chlorine, become trapped in the microscopic fissures in activated carbon
Lead Adsorbent Media
This adsorbent media included with the filter permanently
and irreversibly traps dissolved lead.
The Water Machine filter provides 2 micron particulate filtration for the elimination of cysts
(like Giardia and Cryptosporidium). The uniform construction and radial flow design
insures even flow and eliminates channeling.