What is Chlorgon filter and what does it remove?

What is Chlorgon filter and what does it remove?

Chlorgon is a proprietary and patented filtration media developed by Sprite Industries, and it works by converting chlorine into chloride. Chlorgon works in a very similar manner to KDF-55 but is much more efficient at removing chlorine at high temperatures, making it an ideal media for shower water filtration.

The Chlorgon filtration media removes:

  • Free Chlorine (Cl-)
  • Combined Chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (rotten egg smell)
  • Iron oxide (rust water)
  • Dirt, sediment
  • Odors

…plus, it’s pH balanced! Our units have been certified to NSF/ANSI Standard #177 for free chlorine removal.

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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 Chlorgon, 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.

Chlorgon is one type of Redox filtration media. Researched, developed and patented, 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.

Free Chlorine exists in the from of Cl- in liquid form and Cl2 in gaseous form. It is the free chlorine that is used to disinfect. Due to the size of the atom, Cl- readily passes through the cell membrane and attaches to the fatty acids of the cell and thereby destryoing the cell. Sprite shower filters convert Free Chlorine to a harmless chloride salt. It is the free chlorine that vaporizes into it’s gaseous form, causing the risk for inhalation in the enclosed shower stall.

Combined Chlorine is defined as molecular chlorine. It is a compound that has formed by joining the free chlorine with a non-chlorine atom, such as chlorine and zinc or zinc-chloride (ZnCl) the chloro-compound by-product formed when free chlorine passes through the shower filter. The characteristics of the new substance is typically, very different than that of its original components.

Total Chlorine is the sum of both the Free and Combined Chlorine.

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