Redox reactions can be chemically complex. Simply stated, during a Redox reaction electrons are transferred between molecules, creating new elements. For instance, when free-chlorine comes in contact with the filtration media, it is changed into a benign, water-soluble chloride. This reaction changes free-chlorine to a larger chloride molecule. This new salt-based molecule requires more energy (heat) to evaporate than a water heater at industry-standard maximum temperatures allows and is too large to be absorbed by the skin. It is then carried harmlessly through the water supply.
…is one type of Redox filtration media. Researched, developed and patented by David Farley, CEO of Sprite Industries, Inc., Chlorgon converts free chlorine and some combined chlorines to a harmless chloride salt. A proprietary blend of Copper, Zinc and Calcium Sulfide, Chlorgon works well in a variety of temperatures from hot to cold. It is also the active ingredient for Sprite’s Mediterranean Blue: De-chlorinating Bath Salts.
All Sprite filtered shower products contain Chlorgon.
The temperature of tap water ranges from 60 - 75 degrees (F) 15.5 - 23.8 (C)
Showering temperatures typically range from 85-105 degrees (F) 29.4 - 40.5 (C)
Carbon is a cold water filter. It is most effective at temperature ranges of 50-80 degrees (F) 10 - 26.6 (C). At higher temperatures, carbon becomes ineffective. It will “off-load” and release contaminants into the water. Sprite shower filtration media was designed for hot water, becoming more efficient as the water temperature increases.
Of course, you don’t shower in cold water and wouldn’t use a 60 lb. shower filter. And we wouldn’t cut a carbon filter in half and expect it to adequately filter shower water. Instead, Sprite invested a great amount of research in developing a line of realistic catalytic shower filters that filter both free and combined chlorines, dirt, sediment, odors, hydrogen sulfide, iron oxides, and more, from your shower water.
NSF CERTIFIED TO STANDARD 177!
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…plus, it’s pH balanced! Our units have been NSF Certified to Standard #177 for free chlorine removal. To learn more about the reduction-oxidation process Sprite filters utilize,
While free chlorine is converted to a harmless chloride, our filters handle iron oxide filtration slightly differently. Iron oxide in a shower setting is often described as “brown or rust water” and deposits onto the filtration media, where it will remain until the next shower. We recommend flushing the filter in warm water for a minute or two at the beginning of each shower to “reset” the media. If there is a high concentration of iron oxide in your water, a whole-house filtration system designed specifically for iron removal may best suit your needs.