What type of Cartridge do I need?
This guide can help you find out what cartridge you need to replace or the type you would need to remove a specific contaminant. If you are still unsure of what your system needs, E-Mail us or call us at 1-955-8561.
Carbon cartridges are primarily used to remove taste and odor from chlorine present in all water from a public water system. Some carbon cartridges reduce or remove lead that can be present in water.
These are replacement cartridges for reverse osmosis systems that include all the needed replacement filters for a system.
Replacement cartridges for reverse osmosis (RO) and undersink systems. Carbon block cartridges remove chlorine, taste and odor reduction, and certain cartridges also remove lead from your drinking water.
GAC cartridges allows water to flow from one end through the length of the carbon media inside before flowing out the other end, maximizing the water’s contact with the media. These remove chlorine, taste and odor reduction, and can be effective and removing chemical contaminants.
Sediment cartridges remove dirt, sand and rust commonly found in water that travels through aging pipes and come in a variety or style and micron sizes (pore size of the cartridge).
Pleated filters are designed to have an increased surface area and longer life. These cartridges are washable & reusable, and come in a range of sizes and micron (µ) ratings.
Melt blown polypropylene cartridges are designed for the removal of dirt, rust and sediment from water. These filters have graded density layers, meaning the outer layers are more porous, catching larger particles while the inner layers are a finer micron, catching smaller particles.
String wound cartridges are designed for the removal of dirt, rust and sediment from water. These cartridges are rated for temperatures up to 125 °F. Polypropylene construction for excellent chemical resistance. No binders, additives, or lubricants to leach into the water.
High temperature string wound cartridges are designed for the removal of dirt, rust and sediment from water. These cartridges have stainless steel center tubes rated for temperatures up to 180 °F. Polypropylene construction for excellent chemical resistance. No binders, additives, or lubricants to leach into the water.
These filters are often used as a Reverse Osmosis (RO) inline post filter. They clip on to the membrane housing and filter the water after the bladder tank, acting as a polishing filter. Other applications include: appliances, water coolers, coffee makers, and other low flow applications.
Ceramic water filters are an inexpensive and effective type of water filter, that rely on the small pore size of ceramic material to filter dirt, debris, and bacteria out of water. Doulton ceramic filter particles from the water but leaves oxygen and mineral contents unchanged, which gives water it’s spring-like freshness and taste (not "pure" but wholesome).
These are replacement lamps for Viqua brand ultraviolet water purification systems.
Our Lamps are shipped with superior packaging. When you order with us you can be assured that your parts with arrive in perfect working order.
These are replacement quartz sleeves for Viqua brand ultraviolet water purification systems.
Our Quartz Sleeves are shipped with superior packaging. When you order with us you can be assured that your parts with arrive in perfect working order.
Aries makes a wide variety of cartridges that are available (listed to right) to handle a number of water problems. The cartridge housings are made of high-grade, injection molded plastic.
- Acid Washed Coconut Shell Cartridges
- Catalytic Carbon Cartridges for Chloramine & Hydrogen
- KDF55/Coconut Shell GAC Cartridges
- KDF85/Coconut Shell GAC Cartridges
- Phosphate/GAC Cartridges
- Phosphate Cartridges
- Calcor Cartridges
- Calcor/GAC Cartridges
- Fluoride Reduction Cartridges
- Arsenic Removal Cartridges
- High Purity Mixed DI Resin Cartridges
- Color Changing DI Cartridges
- Heavy Metals Removal Cartridges
Pentek Specialty Carbon Block Cartridges
The Pentek ChlorPlus Series carbon block cartridges help reduce sediment while providing greater chloramine performance capacities than granular carbon. They also significantly reduce the carbon fines found in many granular canisters.
Ultrafiltration (UF) is a variety of membrane filtration in which hydrostatic pressure forces a liquid against a semipermeable membrane. Suspended solids and solutes of high molecular weight are retained, while water and low molecular weight solutes pass through the membrane. Ultrafiltration is not fundamentally different from microfiltration, nanofiltration or gas separation, except in terms of the size of the molecules it retains.
These Everpure brand replacement cartridges are specifically for Everpure residential systems. Everpure systems all use easy to change cartridges, that are as simple to install as changing a light bulb.
We carry replacement Quick-Change cartridges for Hydrotech Pura Quick-Change reverse osmosis systems. The innovative PURA twist and lock design makes service simple. Twist off the old cartridge and twist on the new. No messy sump removal. PURA makes drinking water better and life easier.
Replacement sediment, carbon pre-filter, GAC post-filter, and RO membrane for Watts Quick Twist systems. The Quick Twist system features easy to change cartridges that install and remove with a simple twist of the cartridge.
Unlike conventional reverse osmosis units, filter housings are not required, so there’s no mess or fuss during cartridge replacement. These systems are ideal for busy consumers that don’t want to be bothered with complicated filter cartridge replacement procedures.
Need to filter water but not sure about the differences between or applications of our systems? Use our Water Filter Systems Guide to find out which system is best for your filtration needs.
Hydraulic fracturing (sometimes referred to as fracking or hydrofracking) is a relatively new form of natural gas extraction.
The fluids used in the fracking process flow back to the surface, often entering the water table or polluting the drilling area, and sometimes improper disposal of waste water from the wells.
As our technology advances, so do new forms of pollution and contaminants that effect our environment and our health.
Read more about drinking water contaminants and their health effects.
Chlorine has long been recognized as an oxidative agent, meaning that it not only kills the germs in the water supply; it will damage any living tissue with which it comes in contact. And your skin, like the rest of your organs, is living tissue. But that’s not the only problem.
Since the discovery of its health benefits in the mid-1940’s, fluoride is often added to the public water supplies of industrialized countries in order to reduce the populations tooth decay, which is especially effective in low income communities, where good dental hygiene may be too costly.
Chromium-6 was found in the drinking water supply of the southern California town of Hinkley and brought to national attention by Erin Brockovich.
The EPA is reviewing effects of Chromium-6 after a recent report brought to light dangerous levels in a number of major US cities.
Giardia is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the small intestines of humans and other animals, which can cause giardiasis.
Symptoms of Giardiasis usually show after 3 to 4 days, and include gastrointestinal and constitutional problems.
Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium parvum.
Since a outbreak in 1993 in Wisconson, new attention has been focused on determining and reducing the risk for Cryptosporidiosis from community and municipal water supplies.
What is ultraviolet light? Do I need to filter the water before the UV process? How exactly can light kill organisms?
Visit our ‘How Ultraviolet Purification Works‘ guide to find out how it works.
The typical water softener is a mechanical appliance that’s plumbed into your home’s water supply system. All water softeners use the same operating principle: They trade the minerals for something else, in most cases sodium. The process is called ion exchange. More…
Step by step instructions on installing replacement cartridges and sanitizing filter housings. It is highly recommended that you clean and sanitize your system once a year.
Step by step instructions on making a connection with Twist and Lock fittings. Twist-Lock fittings allow you to connect and disconnect tubing without the need of tools.
Step by step instructions on making a connection with SharkBite Push-To-Connect fittings. SharkBite fittings allow you to connect and disconnect pipes without the need of using PVC glue or welding copper.
A micron is a unit of measurement for how small of particles a filter will catch. The lower the micron size, the tinier the ‘holes’ in the filter cartridge are that allows water to pass through, ranging from 0.1 absolute to 150 microns.
Use our Pore Size Efficiency Guide to find out what micron size to use.
Pleated sediment cartridges remove dirt, rust and sediment from water while providing an increased surface area and longer life. Pleated filters down to 5 microns are washable and reusable.
Use our Pleated Sediment Cartridge Comparison to find the filter cartridge you need.
When brewing beer with tap or bottled water, chlorine and chloramine present in the water can combine with malt phenols in the wort to create a compound called chlorophenol, which can give the beer a medicinal taste.
View our Filtered Water for Home Beer Brewing guide.
Bottled water requires a lot of resources to manufacture and ship, and costs a lot more than reverse osmosis water.
Use our Bottled Water Cost Calculator to find out how much of an impact you have on the environment.