Commercial Lead Removal Water Filter Systems

Crystal Quest Commercial Lead Removal 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

Water flows through high-quality resin beads. These beads are covered with sodium ions. As lead passes through, the resin beads act as a magnet, attracting lead in exchange for the sodium ions. Water flows through our SMART Multimedia to reduce contaminants even further. Eventually, the resin beads become saturated with mineral ions and have to be regenerated and it is conducted by the control valve on the top of the tank.

Industry Applications

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.

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Technical Information

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Service Flow Rate ( GPM)
15 20 35 60 75 185 200 205
Capacity (gallons) 90,000 120,000 210,000 300,000 450,000 600,000 900,000 1,200,000
Model CQE-CO-02174 CQE-CO-02175 CQE-CO-02176 CQE-CO-02177 CQE-CO-02178 CQE-CO-02179 CQE-CO-02180 CQE-CO-02181
Valve 2510 2850 2900 2900 3150 3900 3900 3900
Type Single Single Single Single Single Single Single Single
Pipe Size 1.5" 2" 2" 2" 2" 3" 3" 3"
PSI Range 35-60 35-60 35-60 35-60 35-60 35-60 35-60 35-60
Cu. Ft. Resin 3 4 7 10 15 20 30 40
Mineral Tank Size (in.) 14x65 16x65 21x62 24x72 30x72 36x72 42x72 48x72
Brine Tank Size (in.) 24x41 24x41 24x50 30x50 39x48 36x90 42x60 50x60
Service flow (gpm) 14 20 35 60 75 185 200 280
Peak flow (gpm) 22 41 60 95 140 250 270 360
Backwash flow (gpm) 5 7 12 15 25 35 50 65
Space Required (in.) (WxDxH) 48x26x73 50x26x84 56x26x75 64x32x87 79x41x90 85x41x90 94x44x90 114x50x96
15 20 35 60 75 185 200 280
Service Flow Rates (GPM)

Lead (Pb) is a soft and heavy metal used in a surprisingly wide range of industrial applications and processes. It is a highly poisonous neurotoxin that can accumulate in both soft tissue and bone, leading to brain and nervous system disorders. Exposure to lead is especially dangerous for young and developing children. Most commonly it is introduced to the human body by ingestion of contaminated water and food, although it can be introduced through inhalation and direct contact as well.

Unfortunately, one of the most common methods of exposure is through contaminated drinking water. Homes and buildings built before 1986 regularly used lead pipes, fixtures and solder. Water, especially more acidic water, corrodes old pipes and fixtures like these over time and the lead dissolves into the water supply. (The Flint, Michigan water crisis was an example of this type of problem on a large scale. The water source itself was not contaminated, but instead the water was corroding old piping and lead was leaching into the water that way.) Once dissolved, lead is invisible, odorless and tasteless, making it extremely hard to detect without proper testing. Because lead is so dangerous and hard to detect, the EPA has set their maximum contaminant level goal for lead to zero. They recommend regular testing for lead contamination as well as using a water filter that is designed specifically to remove lead. To read more about what the EPA has to say about lead click here. Or read more from the Center for Disease Control.

How It Works

Lead Removal Media flows through high-quality resin beads. These beads are covered with sodium ions. As lead passes through, the resin beads act as a magnet, attracting the lead in exchange for the sodium ions. Eventually, the resin beads become saturated with mineral ions and have to be regenerated and it is conducted by the control valve on the top of the tank. During regeneration, a strong brine solution is flushed through the resin tank, bathing the resin beads in a stream of sodium ions which replace the accumulated calcium and magnesium ions (hardness). The brine solution, carrying the displaced calcium and magnesium ions is the flushed down the drain by fresh water. The regenerated resin beads can be used again and again.

Water then flows through our SMART Multimedia, which includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard & Catalytic GAC) infused with our Eagle Redox Alloys® 6500 & 9500, and ion exchange resin to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead and mercury, chlorine, chloramine, and inorganic products such as herbicides, pesticides, petroleum/pharmaceutical by-products and achieve a balanced pH.

Crystal Quest® Commercial Lead Water Filters utilize high capacity media that is highly selective for lead. An extremely high surface area and pore distribution give this media the highest possible operating capacity and the lowest possible leakage.

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