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Alkaline Water Treatment

Alkaline water filters refine water by removing impurities, and amplify its health attributes and taste by raising the pH level. They use traditional filtration materials like carbon and ion exchange resin.

Alkaline Water Treatment

What is Alkaline Water?

Alkaline water has a pH higher than neutral, usually ranging between 8 and 9.5. In comparison, typical drinking water possesses a neutral pH of 7. A pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. Values below 7 are acidic, 7 is neutral, and above 7 is alkaline. Essential to its character, alkaline water contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. These not only boost its pH but are also believed to offer health advantages. Many suggest alkaline water can neutralize body acid. This may lead to benefits such as improved metabolism, increased energy, and enhanced hydration. Some also attribute it to aiding weight loss, reducing acid reflux risks, and stabilizing blood sugar due to body pH balance. However, the exact health perks of alkaline water remain under scientific scrutiny. Though some natural springs produce alkaline water, machines and filters can also elevate tap water's pH to an alkaline state.


What is an Alkaline Water Filter?

An alkaline water filter serves a dual function. It purifies water and elevates its alkalinity. This is often done through introducing beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium.

  • Distinguishing Features: Distinct from regular water filters, its main goal is twofold. First, to refine water by removing impurities. Second, to amplify its health attributes and taste by raising the pH level.

  • Design and Objectives: The fundamental distinction between standard and alkaline filters lies in their design and objectives. An alkaline water filter incorporates both mineralizing and alkalizing media. It uses traditional filtration materials like carbon and ion exchange resin. This ensures the water is not only purified, but also mineral-rich with a heightened pH.

  • Standard Filters: A Comparison: Conversely, standard filters focus solely on purification. They leave the pH and mineral content largely unchanged. This is because they lack the mineral-enhancing components present in alkaline filters.

Equipment used for alkaline systems is either under-the-sink equipment, standing floor coolers with options of cold, hot, and room-temperature water, or countertop coolers with options of cold, hot, and room-temperature water.


What Are the Benefits of Alkaline Water? 

Alkaline water has been promoted for various health benefits, although it's essential to note that scientific research on these claims is not always conclusive. Alkaline water is said to have the following benefits:


Neutralizing Acid: 

In the "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition," a study was published in 2016 suggesting alkaline water might improve whole blood viscosity after exercise, which can be beneficial for hydration.



The same study from the "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition" mentioned above supports the idea that alkaline water may be more hydrating than standard water, especially post-exercise.


Reducing Acid Reflux: 

An article published in "The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology" in 2012 found that water, pH 8.8, could deactivate pepsin, suggesting potential benefits for acid reflux sufferers.


Bone Health:

According to an article published in the "British Journal of Nutrition" in 2008 suggested that alkaline mineral water might have beneficial effects on bone resorption, implying that it could play a role in bone health. However, this isn't definitive proof of its effectiveness in preventing osteoporosis or related conditions.


Lowering Blood Sugar Levels: 

A 2016 study published in "Shanghai Journal of Preventive Medicine" found that alkaline water might benefit diabetic patients by reducing blood sugar, LDL-cholesterol, and total cholesterol. However, the study's sample size was small, so further research is needed. It's crucial to understand that these studies, while informative, are not exhaustive proof of the benefits of alkaline water. Many of them require further validation and research on larger groups to determine the true extent and applicability of their findings. Moreover, some of the benefits listed in the earlier answer (like improved metabolism, detoxification, etc.) don't have strong scientific backing or studies to reference, so they should be approached with caution.


How is the Alkaline System Installed? 

At Mountain Clear Inc., our expertise ensures a seamless installation process for your alkaline water system. Here's how we do it:

  1. Initial Consultation: 

    1. After you reach out to our team, we first request pictures of the location of the installation, then quote it and install it within two weeks.

  2. Site Selection: 

    • We then determine the best location for the system, usually opting for under the sink or on a nearby countertop.

  3. Safety First: 

    • We prioritize safety. Before initiating the installation, we make sure to shut off the cold water supply.

  4. Faucet Setup: 

    • For models that include a dedicated faucet, we handle the installation. If needed, our team will professionally drill a hole in your sink or countertop, ensuring no damage.

  5. Water Supply Connection: 

    • Our systems come with a specialized T-connector. This enables us to integrate your cold water line into both the primary faucet and the alkaline system.

  6. System Positioning: 

    • Countertop Models: We place the unit adjacent to the sink, connecting it with a diverter valve.

    • Under-Sink Models: We meticulously mount the system, using durable brackets to guarantee stability.

  7. Water Line Integration: 

    • We connect the system's input hose to your cold water line using the T-connector, and if there's an output hose, we link it to the alkaline faucet.

  8. Filter Installation: 

    • At Mountain Clear Inc., we ensure your water's purity. We'll set up the filters, making sure they're securely in position.

  9. System Activation: 

    • If you've opted for an electric ionizer, our team will power it up, ensuring it's functioning optimally.

  10. System Flush: 

    • We take an extra step to run the system for a while, eliminating any possible manufacturing residues to ensure your water's clarity and purity.

  11. Leakage Inspection: 

    • Our commitment is to deliver perfection. After installation, we thoroughly inspect for any leaks, making adjustments as necessary.

  12. Sustained Performance: 

    • We'll provide guidelines on maintaining your system's efficiency and set reminders for timely filter replacements.


How Does the Alkaline Water System Work? 

You might be wondering about the mechanics behind the magic of our alkaline water systems. Let us shed some light on this intricate process.

At the core of our alkaline water filter are two primary components: the filtering media and the mineralizing media.

  • Filtering Media: Often constructed from activated carbon, our filtering media may also incorporate elements like KDF and ion exchange resin. Among its primary functions is to remove and reduce contaminants like chlorine, heavy metals, and other impurities.

  • Mineralizing Media: Typically composed of calcite and alkaline beads (also referred to as mineral beads, stone beads, or ceramic beads), this component has a pivotal role. It not only elevates the water's pH but also introduces beneficial minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and selenium. While calcite is renowned for counteracting acidic water, it's also proficient in alkalizing neutral water.

In certain advanced systems, particularly in our reverse osmosis units, we utilize an exclusive alkaline filtering cartridge. This cartridge's primary goal is the remineralization of water, endowed solely with the alkalizing media to achieve this.


Diverging from traditional filters, we also offer ionized water filters, commonly known as ionizers. These devices elevate the pH of water by introducing an electric current. This process segregates acidic and alkaline ions while also enriching the water with supplementary minerals.


Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our service. Should any issues or complications arise with your system, our team is poised to address and repair them promptly. Moreover, we emphasize the longevity and efficiency of our drinking water systems. As such, we offer comprehensive servicing annually to ensure optimal performance. We pride ourselves on our proactive scheduling approach, ensuring our customers don't have to keep track of when to reach out to us.

Contact us today to get started with our alkaline water system and take advantage of the many benefits it offers!

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