The Aries AF Series cartridges provides effective nitrate removal by the utilization of ResinTech®
SIR-100-HP resin. Its unique functionality offers twenty-five times greater affinity than standard strong-based anion resins. This cartridge removes nitrates efficiently with low leakage and eliminates the possibility of nitrate dumping upon exhaustion. Nitrates are naturally occurring compounds that are formed when organic matter decomposes in nature. Nitrates are colourless, odourless and tasteless compounds and cannot be detected unless water samples are laboratory tested.
The primary inorganic nitrates that may contaminate drinking water are potassium and ammonium nitrate both widely used in lawn and garden fertilizers. Most nitrogenous materials in natural waters tend to convert to nitrate so all sources of combined nitrogen; particularly organic nitrogen and ammonium should be considered as potential sources of contamination.
The EPA defines maximum contaminant level (MCL) allowed in drinking water to be 10 mg/L NO3-N or 45 mg/NO3. Certain populations should monitor nitrate levels to insure they do not suffer any ill health effects.
Filter cartridge Certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for material requirement(s) only.
Filter Cartridge Certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 372 for low lead compliance.