British Berkefeld elements leave beneficial minerals in your
purified water the TDS or Total Dissolved Solids, when tested with a TDS METER
will remain virtually unchanged. DO NOT expect a TDS meter to tell you whether
your water is pure, this is misinformation.
A TDS meter does not register much of a change
between the pre-filtered water and the post-filtered water. This is normal, and
the answer has to do with what a TDS meter actually measures. According
to tdsmeter.com, “Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are the total amount of mobile
charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume
of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also
referred to as parts per million (ppm). TDS is directly related to the purity of
water and the quality of water purification systems and affects everything that
consumes, lives in, or uses water, whether organic or inorganic, whether for
better or for worse.”
This statement is both correct and incorrect.
It is correct in what a TDS measurement consists of, namely the “total amount
of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a
given volume of water”. It is incorrect in its conclusion that TDS is related
to the purity of the water and the quality of the water purification
system. If the measure of a water purification system was how close it
could make water to pure H2O, then maybe it would be correct. But people need
minerals to live. Thus, helpful minerals in your water are actually a good
thing. A quality water filtration system should filter out things that
are harmful to your body but leave in the helpful things such as
minerals. The filter elements are designed to leave healthful and
beneficial minerals in your water.
So, when our customers use a TDS meter, what they
find is that the reading both before and after the water has gone through the filter
elements about the same. And they are correct. The filter elements do
not take out all of the beneficial minerals.
A TDS meter does not measure
the amount of biological and chemical contaminants. The important thing is to
not simply rely on a TDS meter for your measure of whether your water is good.
You can have low TDS count water that has harmful bacteria in it. You can have
high TDS count water that is perfectly safe (e.g. – pure, un-polluted ocean
saltwater…albeit, you wouldn’t drink it, but that’s only because the mineral is
salt). Thus, make sure you know what your TDS meter is actually telling you.
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