Hygenic Safe Water Coolers

 

What's the health of your water?
The health of your water is as important if not more important as the filtering the water.

Most water filters do a decent job of filtering water but not all water coolers store or dispense water hygienically.
All our water coolers us state of the art hygienic systems. There is always debate about which system is the best but certainly some system is better than the cheap water coolers that only filter water but does protect the hygiene of the water and water cooler. Our water coolers employ three distinct systems, please select a water cooler to read more:

System 1: UV Light Technology System 2: Direct Dispense System 3: Water Trail Technology
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UV light kills bacteria in the water in the cold water tank. Leaves the chlorine in the water and thus prevents bacteria build in the tank. It removes the chlorine at the time it dispenses the water. Replaces the innards of the tank every six months and thus prevents a build of bacteria in the tank.
  System 4: OZONE / O3  
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  Ozone - or O3 - is Mother Nature's purifier and disinfectant.  
SYSTEM 1 - UV Light Technology
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Ultra violet light is electromagnetic radiation.

The electromagnetic radiation map - the spectrum - is characterized by the wavelength of each wave in its group: Radio waves in Meters, Micro waves in Millimeters, Infrared in Microns, the visible light and Ultra Violet in Nanometers (One meter = 1,000,000,000 nm) and the shortest waves - X waves and Gamma radiation.

The short area between 200-300 nm is called: the "a biotic area" - deadly for live creatures. When microorganisms were radiated with lamps that produced a biotic wave length - it was found that the deadliest wavelength is 260nm.

Low pressure Mercury lamps produce 85 percent of their power in a wavelength very close to 260nm. This attribute makes them efficient in purifying water and other materials removing microorganisms.

Methods:

There is a variety of methods to use UV lamps:

• Exposing surfaces to UV light.

• Transferring solids, liquids, gas and air through the radiation area.

This transfer can take place in rooms, containers, open and closed channels and transparent pipes that has either a UV lamp in the centre or several lamps externally.

 

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Considerations:

Before operating a UV system, several factors should be considered:

• The sensitivity of the energy that will be used for purification.
This is being measured in Microwatts seconds per square centimetre.

• Different organisms in different development stages require different energy levels

• Using a UV system doesn't mean that contamination in the rest of the cooler won't occur. That's why the lamp should be positioned as close as possible to the faucet

• A temperature of 30-40 degrees, which is essential to the maximal production of the lamp can be obtained by the isolation of the lamp with a quartz sleeve

• If the lamp is being turned on often, it will wear out quickly. (The lamp life is between 7,500-10,000 hours).

• The main advantages in this method ate that there are no chemical modifications taking place in the system and there are no dangerous by-products.

Usage:

It's low cost, ease of use and no need for added chemicals make this method more common as a stand-alone method or in tandem with additional purification methods

Drinking water:
In home purifying water systems

Beverages:
To prevent chlorine taste and chlorination by-products

In food industry:
Washing fruits and vegetables

Drugs and cosmetics:
The standard requires the use of high quality water when creating drugs and cosmetic products

Hospitals:
Dialysis, labs and even regular treatment in immune systems patients.

Water reservoirs:
To prevent contamination

SYSTEM 2 -Direct Dispense Technology
fmax water coolers

In other Plumbed Watercoolers the water is filtered as it enters the cooler.

However, filtered water does not contain any chlorine, leaving it more vunerable to bacterial contamination.

The follong diagrams show how much water is at risk to contamination in other types of water coolers

 

Traditional Cooler

Water enters from the tap/button, and becomes stagnant between use allowing bacteria to form and allowing the entire cooler to become contaminated.

Direct Chill System

Again when the cooler is not in use, the water from the tap becomes stagnant allowing bacteria to grow, contaminating the water and a section of the water cooler.

UV Protection System

The UV filter protects the water in the cooler, but not the water in the plumbed tap and the 'release nozzle'. Only an average of 60ml is at rick to contamination.

Direct Response System

The lowest ml of water at risk to contamination. Water enters from the tap/button is not filtered, therefore it retains its chlorine and is not susceptible to contamination.
The water is then passed through the filtering process which removes the chlorine just prior to it being dispensed. The Direct Dispense system reduces the chance of baterial contamination by 98%. The filter system needs to be replaces within 3 - 6 months

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SYSTEM 3 - Water Trail Technology
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Sanitisation Simplicity

The Water Trail technology offers 100% Sanitisation, Contamination prevention and Cleanser Water, there are a few alternative methods of sanitisation:
• Chemical Cleaning
• Ozonation
• Steam

None of them offer 100% Sanitisation!
 

Water enters from the tap/button is not filtered, therefore it retains its chlorine and is not susceptible to contamination. Without 100% sanitisation, leaving the smallest area uncleaned will allow bacteria to quickly spread

dirty water
dirty water

The Water Trail™ replaces all the contact parts, so there is 100% Sanitisation!

But what about the water drops from the cap, those can contaminate the water reservoir - Not with the Water Trail™ Technology!
The FMax has a unique Manifold System that collects all water in the manifold reservoir, this means that drips can never contaminate the drinking water. The water is trnsported down the well to the compressor where it evaporate harmlessly


The Water Trail™ system has a unique closed NO AIR system where no air enters into the water reservoir, reducing the risk of bacterial growth. The PET reservoir also significantly reduces oxygen migration

 

SYSTEM 4 - OZONE / O3
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What is Ozone in Relation to Water Purification?

Ozone - or O3 - is Mother Nature's purifier and disinfectant. The 3 stands for the three oxygen atoms that compose Ozone. The normal Oxygen we breathe is called O2, and is made up of only two chemically linked Oxygen atoms.

You may have noticed that a sudden summer storm leaves behind a very distinct smell, sort of a "fresh scent" which lasts for about an hour. In this case, you smell Ozone, which has been creating from lighting bolts during the electrical storm.
 

How Does Ozone Kill Germs and Bacteria to Purify Water?
 
Ozone (O3), one of nature's basic elements, is a very powerful disinfecting and deodorizing gas consisting of oxygen (O2) with an extra oxygen atom attached therefore becoming ozone (O3). When oxygen in the air is exposed to high intensity ultraviolet rays, ozone is created (such as our sun creating the ozone layer). When ozone does it's job, it oxidizes by giving up and attaching it's extra oxygen atom to anything that can be oxidized. Once this process occurs, the ozone molecule becomes oxygen (O3 - O = O2). Thus, the only by product of ozone is oxygen. In fact, ozone reverts to oxygen quite rapidly and naturally.

They say that food and oxygen are the source of all life. Well, oxygen is also a source of aging. For example, did you realize that many foods are packed in nitrogen to keep them fresh? That's because if they were just stored on a kitchen counter, they'd get stale (because they were in contact with the oxygen).

When O3 is formed, it is like oxygen (which is an oxidant) turbocharged. We call it "activated oxygen". You may know it as ozone. This happens naturally in our atmosphere and helps prevent bacteria and mould from growing out of control on earth.
Ozone has been used for over one hundred years to naturally and safely purify bottled water. Since ozone is an unstable gas, after the sanitisation is over, the ozone turns right back to oxygen leaving no residual. Now, we can use this powerful technology to make sure that your bottled water cooler automatically keeps your water pure.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted ozone as being safe; and it is applied as an anti-microbiological agent for the treatment, storage, and processing of foods.


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