Ion Exchange

Treatment Information
Ion exchange is a process that is commonly referred to as water softening. This treatment system has no effect on the removal of microbiological contaminates, but it does remove nitrate and dissolved minerals. It is readily available commercially and is one of the most common point-of-use treatment system in homes.

Comparison of Systems
  • 0 = Effective
  • 0 = Partially Effective
Health Hazards
  • Aesthetic Problems
  • Chlorine** 0 0 0
  • Dissolved Minerals(Hardness) 0 0 0 0
  • Lead 0 0 0 0
  • Micro-biologicals (bacteria)* 0*** 0 0 0 0 0
  • Nitrates* 0 0 0
  • Odor 0 0 0
  • Organic Chemicals 0 0 0
  • Radon 0
* These problems are most common with septic ground water
** Chlorine is one of the most common methods to treat biological contaminates, in both commercial and private water treatment.
*** Effective on most biologicals, chlorine does not work on cysts such as Giardia.