Our most comprehensive drinking water system uses multiple stages of filtration, including reverse osmosis technology, to remove just about everything from your water that isn’t water. The K5 is the most advanced reverse osmosis system available, with unparalleled features and benefits. Find out why so many people are opting for this state-of-the-art drinking water system.
What makes the difference in our drinking water station? The K5 drinking water station today is listed as the highest contaminant removing system on the market according to the NSF (National sanitation foundation). Several of our products are citified by the WQA (Water Quality Association) & NSF and they test these products unbiassed, testing them all to the same parameters. Our system is making upward of 40 gallons a day under ideal conditions. We have the highest producing system on the market. We have other filters that can be added to the system that will give us better quality water than distilled water. There has to be a curtain combination of the filters. What separates the K5 drinking water station apart from other companies. Reverse osmosis technology is pretty simple. In nature you have osmosis. When rain comes down it absorbed into the ground and absorbed everything that can possibly get in there. Water is going to want to pull anything it doesn’t have into it… into it. Minerals, contaminants, nitrates, bacteria, pesticides, herbicides etc. With reverse osmosis pressure is used to push the water though tough a semipermeable membrane (allowing only certain things to pass though it). As water is pushing though layers of the membrane contaminants are left on the outside of the membrane and backwashed/flushed down the drain. The pressure continues to drop as it works though the membrane. So if you have 50lbs of pressure on the outside as the water works though to the center and becoming clean it can be down to 10 lbs of pressure. That clean water trickles into a storage tank. That is reverse osmosis, it’s been around for a long time. With pressure you are forcing the water though reversing the affect and pulling contaminants out of the water. In the industry most units on the market use a pressurized storage tank. There is air pressure in it and a bladder. That air pressure is pushing agents that water that is coming into the tank. That pressure can actually slow the production down of the purified reverse osmosis water. Biggest problem is water waste and TDS creep (Total dissolved Solids) which is comprised of sodium, potassium and other minerals in the water. What happens when that system shuts down and the storage tank is full and it works off of the pressure so it senses a certain amount of pressure building inside of the tank, when it hits the point when the system is designed to shut off the system shuts down. The water on the membrane relaxes and pressure equalized. All of the contaminants on the outside of the membrane leach to the center of the membrane. Situations with high lead, nitrates, arsenic etc. when that system turns on again guess what water goes into the storage tank? This process also wares out the life on the membrane inside of our competitors products. It constantly has contaminants eating at it. Some competing products day 2-3 years the membrane needs to be changed. You have to have this type of systems water tested periodically using a conductivity meter that measures minerals in the water and becomes conductive. Its that conductivity in the water that causes failure to electrical equipment when they get wet. 100% water with nothing in it electrical equipment will work, the minerals in the water cause a short. K5 patent everclean rinse is a permeate flush (permeate is the clean water). When our system is done making water, the storage tank is full, and the system shuts down. The system goes though an automatic everclean rinse. The membrane is cleaned using previously cleaned reverse osmosis water. We give it a bath and flush everything out of it, so when the system sits in standby there is clean water throughout the entire membrane. When it turns on again you get top quality water every time. Our membranes are going to last longer. On a K5 system if you have a Kinetico water softener feeding this RO unit our membrane is warranted for 10 years which is unheard of in the industry. No one gives a warrantee on a membrane except for us. We are able to guarantee top quality water all of the time. Another panted filter is our MAC (metered automatic cartridge) Guard filter its a system based on volume of water used and knows when to change the filter. All other systems on the market are a guessing game. When dealing with drinking water and heavy contaminants in the water certain filters such as carbon block filters and others once they absorb everything that they can they can’t remove any more and start sloughing off contaminates back into the water supply without you even knowing it. With competitors systems there is no way of telling what the level of VOC’s (Volatile Organic Chemicals), lead etc are in the water. So the competition says ever “x” amount of months for an average family should have filters changed. Kinetico: as water is coming out of the storage tank we take the water though a final filter before it gets to the faucet on the sink, refrigerator etc, using a MAC filter. It meters the amount of water you use to know when to change your filters, it’s based on volume/gallons of water used. 500 gallons of drinking water and automatically shut it down process with two alerts that its time to change filters to make sure you aren’t compromising the quality of water. Competitors have a guessing game, change it too soon or not soon enough.
Kinetico WOW Tank: (Water on Water pressure tank). It uses the incoming water pressure to force the water out for the delivery to the home in steed of an air pressure driven tank. Most 3 gallon tank is standard size for on a RO system. With the tank empty with no water in it, there is 7-10 pounds of pressure on that bladder. So as the water is filling up the bladder is displacing the air volume so the pressure is increasing internally. As you take that water out the bladder is shrinking (air pressure is what is pushing it out) pressure drops. This results in a fluctuation in water coming out of the faucet. As you take more water out it begins to slow down and you have to wait for a certain amount of loss before the system pre set pressure droop for the system to turn on and make more water. Its a slow process when you have constant pressure pushing agents the reverse osmosis process. 3 gallon tank for the competition holds between 1-1.5 gallons of water. Our system holds 2.8 gallons of water in a three gallon tank. But with Kinetico when you take water out the incoming water is pushing on that bladder giving you that same flow from a full to empty tank. It makes the water faster because we have no pressure pushing back on it. This also gives us the lowest water to waste ratio in the industry. Most units on the market offer 5, 6 or 7 to 1. That means 5 gallons dumping down the drain and 1 gallon for consumption. Kinetco is the lowest in the residential industry with 2.8 to 1 ratio. Commercial units can get a 1 to 1 ratio because there is a 100 PSI pump pushing the water though but it’s price prohibitive.