According to the expert team at Green Water Technologies, point-of-use devices are designed to serve as water treatment units for homes and offices right at the point of consumption. Here, a representative of the company talks about three of the major point-of-use devices on the market today: ultraviolet technologies, reverse osmosis and activated carbon. Each of these point-of-use devices is leveraged in different ways to create the best possible results for the home or office.
Q: How does activated carbon work and which contaminants can it treat?
Green Water Technologies: Activated carbon targets pesticides, organic compounds and petroleum related compounds. Examples of organic compounds would be benzene and trichloroethylene. As far as maintenance goes, the user simply needs to change out cartridges twice annually. Activated carbon comes in two varieties: solid block or granular. Certain units have the ability to remove microbes, asbestos and lead from the property’s water supply.