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Silica in Water


Source of Silica in Water: Silica (SiO₂) is the second most common element on the Earth, after oxygen. It is often found in quartz, sandstone, and other rocks. As water filters down through these structures, it will pick up contaminants and minerals, including silica. Silica can be found in most groundwaters, wells, and even in food. One form of silica is silicates, which are considered salts and generally combine with other mineral contaminants. It is found in surface and well water in the range of 1 - 100 mg/l. Colloidal silica can be very difficult to filter as it is a gelatinous substance made up of non-diffusible particles that remain suspended in the water. 

Symptoms of Silica: Silica does not seem to have detrimental health effects; there are studies that have shown that it actually helps to alleviate the symptoms of dementia. Even though silica does not seem to be harmful to humans, it can be especially damaging in industrial water uses. Cooling towers, boiler feeds, semi-conductor, and carwashes all need water that is silica-free. Silica can leave behind deposits on expensive equipment and surfaces, creating a scale build-up that is hard to remove. Scale build-up can then lead to expensive maintenance and replacement of damaged or rust-filled parts and pipes. 

Filtration Solutions for Silica: Because there can be different types of silica, it can present an especially hard case for filtration. Generally, multiple systems may need to be used to reduce the presence of silica. Reverse osmosis systems can be used, but will likely need to be used in conjunction with a water softening system. This will produce water that has up to 90% of the silica removed. Various applications and industries may require a smaller percentage amount. For more information on removing silica or silica sand from your system, call our water experts. 

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Part Number: 5600EM-100-WSSP34-BK
  • Capacity: 32,000 Grains
  • Resin Volume: 1.0 Cubic Feet
  • Control Valve Type: Electronic Meter
  • Service Flow Rate: 10 gpm
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Fleck 5600SXT Electronic Meter 48,000 Grain Water SoftenerFleck 5600SXT Electronic Meter Water Softener 1.5 Cu. Ft.
Part Number: 5600EM-150-WSSP34-BK
  • Capacity: 48,000 Grains
  • Resin Volume: 1.5 Cubic Feet
  • Control Valve Type: Electronic Meter
  • Service Flow Rate: 12 gpm
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Flexeon BT-1500 Commercial Reverse Osmosis System 1500 gpdFlexeon BT-1500 Commercial Reverse Osmosis System 1500 gpd
Part Number: 200031
  • Capacity: 1500 gpd
  • System Type: Free Standing
  • Country of Origin: Made in the USA
  • Membrane Quantity: 2
  • Membrane Size: 2.5" x 40"
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Pentek RO-2550 4-Stage 50 GPD NSF Certified Reverse Osmosis SystemPentair Water RO-2550 4-Stage 50 GPD NSF Certified Reverse Osmosis System
Part Number: 161079
  • NSF/ANSI Certified Standard 58
  • Residential Point of Use Drinking Water System
  • Under the sink installation
  • 50 Gallon Per Day Thin Film Composite Membrane
  • High Capacity filters that reduce chlorine taste and odor
  • Includes Chrome Air Gap Faucet
  • Great tasting water for drinking and cooking
  • System Type: 4 Stage
  • System Production: 50 GPD
  • Filter Type: Drop-in Cartridge
  • Certifications: NSF/ANSI 58
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PURA Deluxe QCRO 4 Stage Quick Change Reverse Osmosis SystemPURA Deluxe QCRO 4 Stage Quick Change Reverse Osmosis System
Part Number: 940465-PAS
Alternate Part Number: 1340302-60-D
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  • Designer Lead Free Air Gap Faucet
  • Quick Connect fittings
  • JG Angle Stop Adapter
  • 4.5 Gallon Powder Coated Tank
  • System Production: 50 GPD
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  • Certifications: Certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI Standard 58
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Part Number: 46998-PROMO
Alternate Part Number: 45998
  • Includes: 120V Mini-Classic Distiller, 18oz SS Neo-Vas Bottle, Post-Filter 4 Pack, 20oz. Jar of Still Clean
  • Produces approximately 3 liters in 3.5 hours
  • Stainless Steel Construction
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  • 15 year Warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • Distiller Type: Countertop
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 1 Gallons
  • Certifications: UL
  • Voltage: 120v
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  • Capacity: 1200 gpd
  • System Type: Wall-Mounted
  • Membrane Quantity: 2
  • Membrane Size: 2.5" x 40"
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