The eSpring Water Treatment System combines carbon block filter, UV light, and electronic monitoring.
Carbon block filter
Inside the eSpring Water Treatment System is an activated pressed carbon-block filter. This US patented multi-stage carbon block effectively removes:
- chlorine taste and smell
- particulates down to 0.2 micron, which improves clarity
- more than 140 possible health-effect contaminants, including lead, mercury, VOCs, and the petrol additive MTBE
While eSpring removes contaminants by trapping them in the patented carbon-block filter, beneficial minerals, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, pass through unchanged and remain in the water. Activated carbon readily bonds to and adsorbs many organic carbon-based compounds such as pesticides and herbicides. The carbon in the filter bonds with organic, carbon-based compounds. Minerals and other inorganic compounds do not have a carbon base. Therefore, a bond usually will not form with the carbon, and the minerals will remain in solution in the water and pass through the filter.
A patented shining light system, it emits up to 80 millijoules/cm2 of UV light and destroys more than 99.99% of bacteria and viruses that may be found in drinking water. Uses patented wireless inductive technology to power up the UV lamp, which results in greater safety and reliability. If there are bacteria present in the incoming water, they may grow in a carbon filter overnight, or during periods of inactivity. This is true for all carbon filters on the market – including those treated with silver. The eSpring Water Treatment System uses ultraviolet light to destroy any bacteria present in water after it leaves the carbon filter.
‘Smart chips’ in the eSpring monitor keep track of the UV lamp and filter life, and an LED display lets you know when the cartridge needs to be replaced.
Initially the carbon activation process leaves an alkaline surface on the carbon that is similar to baking soda. This alkaline surface raises the pH of water that initially passes through the filter to the 9-10 range. This pH shift is well within the acceptable range for drinking water. After approximately 58 litres (15 gallons) have passed through the filter, the pH level drops to about 8.5. After 190 litres (50 gallons) have passed through, water pH is between 7 and 8, nearly identical to untreated water.
- NSF International is a non-profit organisation recognised worldwide as the leading independent testing and certification authority on water treatment systems. NSF International has tested and certified the eSpring Water Treatment System for the reduction of more health-effect contaminants than any other UV/carbon-based system it has certified. Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 (Filtration aesthetic), 53 (Filtration health) and 55 (Ultraviolet Microbiological). More details about NSF Standards. eSpring NSF Certification
- Awarded the Gold Seal by WQA.
eSpring Home Water Treatment System by Amway
Warranty: Two years comprehensive product warranty (This warranty does not cover replacement parts and wear-and-tear components)
Cartridge Capacity: Lasts up to 5,000 litres or 1 year – about RM700 per cartridge
Price: RM4250 (Amway.my)