Aquazania Water Filtration Method Explained
We proudly guarantee that Aquazania Premium water is the very BEST water you can get. The purity of Aquazania water assures you of zero microbiological contamination and precisely controlled mineral content.
Step 1: Silica and Sediment Filtration
‘Hard-filtration” is the first step of Aquazania’s 6-step filtration process and 3-step botte sterilization. This first process helps to eliminate larger foreign and unwanted bodies. The water is filtered through sterile sand, which is replaced after every batch to ensure there is no breeding ground for bacteria.
Step 2: Granular Activated Carbon Filtration
Activated Carbon in a granular form acts as the filter. This process alone comprises of 7 separate stages. The carbon is also replaced after each batch to ensure reduced risk of the spread of captured bacteria. Granular Activated Carbon adsorption: a form of activated carbon with a high surface area, adsorbs many compounds including many toxic compounds.
Step 3: Ultra Fine Mechanical Filtration
Once the water has gone through the two larger hard-filtration processes, it then needs to go through the final hard-filtration process, which is far smaller and finer. Ultra Fine Mechanical Filtration is exactly what it sounds like: 1 micron cartridges are used, six times over. This ensures that every last micro-particle or organism is removed from your water in its entirety.
Step 4: The Most Popular – Reverse Osmosis Filtration
Mechanical pressure is applied to an impure solution to force pure water through a semi-permeable membrane. Reverse osmosis is theoretically the most thorough method of large scale water purification available. Unless membranes are well-maintained, algae and other life forms can colonize the membranes.
Once the first 3 steps are done, reverse osmosis can start. It removes particles smaller than the human eye can detect – including ions. And this drastically affects the taste of the water as the molecular structure of a substance is being altered so it will taste different. Osmosis can be described as the bonding of two separate particles into one. Reverse Osmosis is exactly the opposite – separating the two Hydrogen atoms and one Oxygen atom. This allows for unwanted particles to be filtered out, thus creating the unique taste.
Step 5: Mineral Re-injection
This step is vital, because of its preceding purification process. As we mentioned, Reverse Osmosis completely changes the taste of the water, which we don’t want. Mineral re-injection allows us to add naturally occurring flavours to the water, along with adding some health benefits. The minerals used are Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium – all in safe and controlled quantities, of course.
Step 6: Ozone Sterilization
Just to be 100%, completely sure water is as safe as possible, ozone sterilization is conducted by means of injecting ozone-gas directly into the pre-treated water. This helps to remove the last bits of unwanted components from the water – including Iron, Manganese, micro-organisms, bacteria and viruses. These organism are killed due to the highly-effective oxidizing properties brought about by the pressurised ozone gas.
Step 7: Multi Stage Bottle Washing
Our state of the art bottle washing and sterilisation plant uses a high pressure, high temperature, high alkalinity washing system, followed by an ambient temperature high pressure rinsing system, achieved in ten individual stages.
Step 8: Sterilization of Bottles
At this stage bottles are rinsed out with the product water (Aquazania), which has an elevated level of ozone – this ensures that prior to filling, every bottle is already sterile.
Step 9: Filling, Capping and Sealing
A high pressure HEPA filter is used to create a positive pressure in the filling chamber ensuring that filling, capping and sealing are done in a pressurised, dust-free and sterile environment.