Crystal Quest Commercial Arsenic Removal Filtration Systems are designed and manufactured for outstanding service and are ideal for treating a variety of different water problems. Utilizing the best filtration media and components, our systems outperform and outlast the competition.
Why Choose Us?
We work with you to select, or design, the most effective system for your needs by analyzing all of your objectives.
Our systems are designed and optimized for longevity, utilizing only top quality components and filtration media.
Built around the idea of minimal maintenance, our systems aid in decreasing your overall operational expenses.
Our modular systems can be arranged and designed to optimally accommodate any use-case imaginable.
Our automatic backwashing control valves extend the life of your filtration media, reduce maintenance, and increase effectiveness.
Our large selection of tank sizes will accomodate for various flow rates ranging from 14 to 205 gallons per minute.
This System Treats
Utilizes a strongly basic hybrid anion exchange resin specially formulated to selectively remove arsenic. The performance is virtually unaffected by common anions, such as chlorides, bicarbonates or sulfates. It is effective over the entire pH range of potable water.
Whether the water you're using is an ingredient, a part of the manufacturing process, or utilized for sanitation and cleaning purposes - the water you use impacts the taste, color, odor, and consistency of the quality you provide.
High quality water means better service in industries like Salons, Spas, or even Pet Grooming that's better for your skin and hair – or fur. Raise your marketing value, while lowering materials cost reduction.
Clean water adds marketing value to your development, not to mention higher sanitation and cleanliness. Filtered water will also prolong the life of your piping systems throughout your establishment.
Keep up to EPA standards through filtered water that will help to prevent erosion, sinkhole formation, harm to the ecosystem, and much more.
Prevent unwanted contamination to materials and the environment and implement water conservation/sustainability through clean water usage.
Water filtration leads to consistency in production and cost reduction in water usage (cheaper to heat clean water and equipment will last longer).
Prevent infections (major liability reduction) and create sustainability and consistency of vendor.
Provision of clean water for students, teachers, and children, especially in lab or culinary based settings.
Water filtration through community will meet regulatory requirements for Health and Protection. Particularly, with a focus on removal of heavy metals & unwanted contaminants from wastewater.
|Service Flow Rate (GPM)|
|Cu. Ft. Media||3||4||7||10||15||20||30||40|
|Mineral Tank Size (in.)||14x65||16x65||21x62||24x72||30x72||36x72||42x72||48x72|
|Service flow (gpm)||15||20||35||60||75||185||200||205|
|Peak flow (gpm)||22||41||60||95||140||250||270||280|
|Backwash flow (gpm)||5||7||12||15||25||35||50||65|
|Space Required (in.) (WxDxH)||15x16x75||17x18x75||23x24x84||24x24x95||32x32x95||40x48x95||46x54x95||52x60x95|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||450||568||850||1190 (2 pallets)||1750 (2 pallets)||2400 (3 pallets)||3650 (3 pallets)||4800 (4 pallets)|
|Service Flow Rate (GPM)|
The Origin of Arsenic
Arsenic (As) is an element that occurs in the earth's crust. Accordingly, there are natural sources of exposure. These include weathering of rocks and erosion depositing arsenic in water bodies and uptake of the metal by animals and plants. Consumption of food and water are the major sources of arsenic exposure for the majority of the population. People may also be exposed from industrial sources since arsenic is used in semi-conductor manufacturing, petroleum refining, wood preservatives, animal feed additives, and herbicides.
Public Health Concerns
Arsenic can combine with other elements to form inorganic and organic arsenicals. In general, inorganic derivatives are regarded as more toxic than the organic forms. While food contains both inorganic and organic arsenicals, mainly inorganic forms are present in water. Exposure to arsenic at high levels poses serious health effects, since it is a known human carcinogen. In addition, it has been reported to affect the vascular system in humans and has been associated with the development of diabetes. Arsenic is poisonous in doses significantly larger than 65 mg (1 grain), and the poisoning can arise from a single large dose, or from repeated small doses, as, for example, inhalation of arsenical gases or dust.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)
The EPA established a maximum contaminant level for arsenic, 50 micrograms per liter (50 uq/L) or parts per billion (ppb) in 1976. In October of 2001, the MCL was lowered to 10 ppb.
The previous arsenic standard of 50 parts per billion (ppb) was originally set by the EPA in 1975, based on a Public Health Service standard originally established in 1942. In the mid-1990s, the medical community began to question the health and safety effects of an arsenic limit of 50 ppb. The World Health Organization had set their arsenic limit at 10 ppb which was one of the only contaminate limits that was lower than the U.S. EPA’s standard. In March of 1999, the National Academy of Sciences released a report concluding that “the current standard does not achieve EPA's goal of protecting public health and should be lowered as soon as possible.” The report was based on extensive clinical studies in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.
The EPA considered lowering the arsenic limit from 50 ppb to as low as 3 ppb. The new arsenic limit was released at 10 ppb in January of 2001, and was one of the last official acts of the Clinton Administration. In March of 2001, the Bush Administration suspended the new arsenic rule pending further consideration. The Bush administration felt that additional scientific data was needed to justify the large cost of compliance. While the rule was under further consideration, more health effects data was compiled, which suggested that the 10 ppb limit for arsenic may not be strict enough. In October of 2001, the rule was released at 10 ppb which is the current level for the arsenic contaminant.