Water Purification Frequently Asked Questions

Since 1980, All Water Systems has designed, installed, and maintained water treatment systems and solutions for a wide range of industries and markets.  We have created a frequently asked questions section to help you with your water treatment questions.  We encourage you to contact us with your questions and application requirements so that we provide you with the right information. 

Q:  How do I determine what system I need?
A:  There are many factors involved in determining what system will meet your needs. Some basic questions would include, what is your water usage and water flow rate. It is also important to understand what level of water filtration or water purity is necessary to your process and if water quality is related to your final product. AWS strongly believes that requirements gathering combined with your application and quality needs are critical factors to be addressed before any system can properly be recommended for a client.

Q:  Can you service other manufacturer’s equipment?
A: Yes, in fact equipment repair and maintenance is how many people discovered All Water Systems. We service the majority of brands and models regardless if we installed or designed the system.

Q:  How do I keep running my operation up and running if I switch to a new system?
A:  We offer a variety of custom rental programs that provide a temporary system while the current equipment is dismantled and a new system installed. This service allows our customers to have uninterrupted water service and still maintain a consistent quality of water.

Q:  What is the difference between deionization and filtration?
A: Deionization is the removal or replacement of ions or minerals from water while filtration is the physical removal of solids from a water stream.

Q:  What is the difference between a cartridge filter and a bag filter?
A: A bag filter is a fabric filter much like that of a coffee filter, it traps solids in the material while allowing the water to flow through the material and continue into the water stream. A Cartridge filter utilizes many filters with different diameters of holes to filter different size particles and is combined into an integrated unit. Cartridge filters are generally used with lower water flow rates.

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