CRYSTAL QUEST® Turbidity Water Filter Systems
Turbidity (haze or cloudiness of water) is caused by the presence of suspended solids that interfere with the clarity of the water. These impurities may include clay, silt, finely divided inorganic and organic matter, soluble colored organic compounds, and plankton and other microscopic organisms. Typical sources of turbidity in drinking water include soil erosion, waste discharges, runoff from watersheds, decaying plants and animals, algae or aquatic weeds and products of their breakdown in water reservoirs, rivers or lakes. High iron concentration which gives water a rust-red coloration (mainly in ground water and ground water under the direct influence of surface water) is a source as well. Turbidity has no health effects, but can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Excessive turbidity in drinking water is aesthetically unappealing, and may also represent a health concern.
Crystal Quest® Whole House Sediment Water Filters are designed for the removal of turbidity in the water caused by sand, silt, ferric iron and oxidized manganese or sulfur, mostly for well-water applications.