Agape Water Solutions is a leader in electrodeionization (EDI) water purification technology. After the company’s experts begin the water purification process by filtering out all iron and other impurities, the experts must dechlorinate the water to keep the chlorine from damaging EDI and reverse osmosis (RO) mechanisms. Depending upon client specifications, the company builds systems that achieve dechlorination using one of three different methods:
Activated carbon filtration: As the name suggests, this process relies upon activated carbon to remove chlorine and other impurities from the water. Commonly used in domestic drinking water filters, activated carbon must be replaced fairly regularly to maintain its effectiveness.
Ultraviolet (UV) light: This method of dechlorination has become increasingly popular in recent years with advancements in technology. When experts apply UV light to water that contains chlorine, the light causes the molecular bonds of the chlorine and chloramine compounds to dissociate, leaving water ready for EDI and RO.
Sodium metabisulfite injection: Water purification specialists rely on the principles of basic chemistry for this dechlorination method. When sodium metabisulfite is introduced into chlorinated water, the compound reacts with the chlorine, essentially neutralizing it.