5 Types Of Water Filtration Systems

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Are you getting a new water filtration system? Here are some of the pros and cons of the different water filtration systems in the market today.

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Water Filtration System | Pros and Cons of the 5 Types

1. Water Ionizer Filtration System


A water ionizer is a water filtration system that raises the pH level of your water through electrolysis. It purifies your tap water and then separates the water into one acidic stream and one alkaline stream as the water that passes through it.

This is among the best water filtration systems to use because it offers an array of health benefits. By dividing the water into alkaline and acidic streams, you can reap the benefits of drinking water with an alkaline pH instead of drinking acidic water, which can have negative effects on the body.

Some benefits of using a water filtration system include:

  • Has Natural Antioxidants: Alkaline water has natural antioxidants that help rid the body of harmful toxins. This boosts your immune system, gives you clearer skin, and aids in fat loss.
  • Improves Hair Quality: Get rid of those chemical-infused, environmentally harmful hair products and start using Tyent acidic water instead! Just rinse your hair with the water daily, and you’ll have a fuller, stronger set of hair.
  • Better for Showering: Most people don’t consider what water they use for showering but you should know that regular tap water contains chemicals like chloride, sodium, and magnesium sulfate that can harm the body. So if you want to take good care of your body, you need to use clean, filtered water when showering — so you’ll want to opt for a high quality shower filter. This is especially beneficial for both adults and children with sensitive skin.
  • Prevents Oxidation: What sets Tyent water ionizers a notch above the rest is it infuses alkaline water with hydrogen molecules to create hydrogen water. Filtered hydrogen water is important in preventing oxidation in the body which may lead to complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer.
  • Better for Washing Fruits and Veggies: While tap water can remove dirt and soil, it also places new chemicals such as chloride on your food. The alkaline water produced by Tyent water ionizers is most ideal for washing your greens.

Of course, keep in mind that not every water ionizer on the market is safe. In fact, there are some cheap ones imported from China that pose various health hazards.

So if you want the best in the market, check out the water ionizers at Tyent USA.  If these aren’t enough to convince you, then check out this list of 101 reasons why you should get Tyent’s alkaline water filtration systems.

2. Activated Carbon Filters System

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You may not see it, but unfiltered drinking water actually has a lot of impurities. These include sediments, silt, and even small pieces of dirt.

If you’re used to drinking unfiltered tap water, then you might not mind it as much. But if you try drinking water from activated carbon filtration systems, you’ll notice a difference in its odor, taste, and color.

The science behind this is an activated carbon whole house water filtration system has filters that attract and absorb health-damaging particles. As such, you and your family can enjoy cleaner, clearer drinking water.

Some benefits of using activated carbon filters include:

  • Makes Clean Water: It filters water to remove harmful particles.
  • Better Flavor: Unfiltered water has a metallic flavor that may put some people off. That’s because unfiltered water contains traces of chlorine.
  • It’s Cheap: If you’re looking for an affordable water filtration system, then you might want to try activated carbon filters. As compared to other systems, they’re relatively cheaper.

While they can clean water, activated carbon filters are definitely not the best water filtration system. If you’ll get this because you want to save a few bucks, then we suggest exploring other options.

Water ionizers are a bit more expensive, but well-known brands like Tyent offer installment plans on their topnotch water filter systems. Money should never be a hindrance in buying the best water filtration system in order to protect your family.

3. Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

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Reverse osmosis filtration systems are abundant in both residential and commercial establishments. It’s perhaps the simplest and most affordable water filtration system, but it could come with a cost to your health in the long run.

Reverse Osmosis Definition: A process where the water streams through a series of semi-permeable, artificial membranes in the unit. This allows users to remove all impurities and bacteria in their water.

Through reverse osmosis, users can get cleaner, drinkable, and purified water. But while it may be clean, keep in mind that getting a reverse osmosis water filtration system also has a few disadvantages including:

  • No Minerals: Unlike other filtration systems, reverse osmosis removes both good and bad impurities and minerals from your drinking water. This leaves you with plain, bland purified water that offers zero nutritional value.
  • Doesn’t Hydrate Properly: Reverse osmosis water has been filtered to remove electrolytes and antioxidants. In fact, tap water might hydrate you even better.
  • Bad for the Environment: To produce purified water through reverse osmosis, you have to expel around four to eight times as much waste as you would when using a water ionizer.

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4. UV Water Filtration System

While UV-filtered water is good for external use, it’s not advisable for users to drink it.

UV filters only remove certain bacteria and impurities. In fact, they leave behind heavy metals, VOCs, and even chlorine.

VOC Definition: The term VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. These are hazardous elements that may cause throat irritation, headaches, and nausea, among others.

Ultraviolet or UV filters are one of the gimmicks in water filtration procedures on the market today. Their main claim is to destroy the different bacteria and impurities in tap water through UV radiation.

Some advantages of using a UV filtration system for external use include:

  • Cleaner Water: Through UV filtration you can remove more than 90% of bacteria in your tap water. This allows users to enjoy clean, purified water for external use. Just be sure to have a back up for your drinking water since you don’t want to drink water that’s been through a UV filter.
  • Environmentally Friendly: A UV water filtration system uses very little heat and chemicals. It’s good for people who want to minimize their carbon footprint.
  • Tasteless and Odorless Water: Tap water has a distinct metallic taste. UV filtration effectively removes that. Again, since they leave behind VOCs, be sure not to drink this water.

Important Note: Since UV-filtered water is not meant for consumption, beware of water ionizers with this feature.

5. Infrared Filters System

Similar to UV water filtration systems, infrared filters are fairly new in the market. The machine exposes the tap water to infrared light to remove bacteria and impurities.

They can give you clean, clear water that contains almost zero harmful bacteria. But just like UV water filters, they also leave behind traces of chlorine, VOC, and heavy metals.

Infrared-filtered water is also not advisable for drinking purposes. Perhaps the only thing that makes this system better than its UV counterpart is it softens water.


These are just some of the pros and cons of the different water filtration systems in the market. Overall, the best whole house water filtration system to get is the one that suits your family’s needs.

Make sure to check if it’s environmentally friendly, produces healthy water and removes harmful bacteria.  Remember to explore your options to see which one produces the best water.

What water filtration system do you use? Share it with us in the comments section down below!

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32 thoughts on “5 Types Of Water Filtration Systems

  1. Great post, and the water ionizer filtration system especially caught my fancy. Activated carbon does carry a lot of weight in terms of water purification as well as removal of chlorine and its by products from gas and liquids. I also read in a blog by Grand View Research titled ‘How Active Is The Activated Carbon Market?’, that the U.S. Army team of researchers has tested Powdered Activated Carbon for the purpose of cleaning the Hudson river.

    1. Hi, Anant. Thank you for your comment! We’re glad that the info you found in our blog complements your own research.

      If you’re interested in water ionizers, we highly recommend you look into purchasing your own Tyent water ionizer. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so that our water ionizer experts can talk to you about the benefits of owning your own machine.

  2. Which filters is best and not removing the Irons and Vitamins from Water ? I read on internet there Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System is remove all kind of Irons and vitamins ? is that true ?

    Can you please suggest me for my small family ? me my wife and 3 year old son.

    Thanks and best regards

    1. Hi, Aadil. Thank you for reaching out to us! We don’t suggest drinking RO water because your body needs healthy minerals and it gets a lot of minerals from mineral-rich water. Since RO water has none, it can be a big problem for your body. Reverse osmosis removes the bad stuff from your water as well as the good minerals that your body needs. Please do more research on the dangers to your health from drinking reverse osmosis water. You can browse our blog for more informative articles on alkaline water and its positive impact on your health.

      Instead, we recommend you buy Tyent water ionizers. Our machines are the best water filters, especially for those with their own homes. You can own a Tyent machine when you apply for our financing program for as little as $25 per month. Please give us a call at 855-893-6887 so that our water ionizer experts can eagerly accommodate you.

  3. You made a great point about water ionizers allow you to have natural antioxidants on top of making better water for showering. My best friend asked me to help her find tips for water filtration so she can drink more water and she wants to get a drinking water system for her backyard. She will keep these tips in mind and drink more water once she finds a professional who fits her needs.

    1. Hi, Vivian. Thank you for your comment. If your friend is looking into purchasing a water filtration system for her home, you can point her to Tyent as a top choice. We offer a range of high-quality machines that remove the chemicals from your tap water but leave in the good minerals. Please let her know that she can call us at 855-893-6887, as our water ionizer experts would love to talk to your friend about the benefits of owning a water ionizer. Our experts can also run a water report for your friend’s house and customize a filtration system just for her.

  4. I like that you said a water ionizer filtration system has antioxidants and, therefore, gives you clearer skin and boosts your immunity. My wife doesn’t like the water we have right now. She says it tastes weird and that it is bad for washing your hair in. I’ll be sure to talk with my wife about what would be the best home water filter to get.

    1. Hi, Skylar. We’re sorry to hear about your water situation at home.

      If you want to bring healthier water to your household, we recommend purchasing a water ionizer that you can attach to your sink, such as any of our machines. You can apply for our financing program for as little as $25 per month, or contact any of our water ionizer experts at 855-893-6887 to learn about our state-of-the-art water ionizers. You can also ask our experts about a customized pre-filter if you’re really not fond of the taste of your water.

      Tyent also has specialized shower filters that will remove the chlorine in your shower water, so we’d love to tell you more about those, too.

  5. I have noticed that my tap water tastes a little bit strange since I moved into my new home about two months ago, and I am thinking about getting a water filtration system. Thank you for explaining the numerous benefits of a filtration system in this article! I had no idea that it will not only improve my drinking water but also will keep my hair and body healthier when I shower!

    1. Hi, Rosie. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We’ll never get tired of informing you about the great pros that a professional water filtration system can bring to your health and home! Try any of our Tyent machines, and we assure you you’ll see the change.

      To know more about Tyent’s water ionizers, give us a call at 855-893-6887 and our water ionizer experts will happily discuss our machine’s superior features with you.

  6. I like how you mention that a water ionizer has natural antioxidants to help get rid of harmful toxins. My husband’s family lives on a farm and has a well they get water from, but have been worried about the kind of water they are currently getting. I think they should look into a water filtration service for wells so they can have more peace of mind that the water they are using is clean.

    1. Hi, Charlotte. Thank you for the wonderful response. To be able to filter well water further and keep the molecular hydrogen in its structure would be ideal. However, if your husband’s family can’t get clean water from wells but they have tap water at home, perhaps they can look into purchasing a Tyent water ionizer so that they can purify the water they have at home. Our water is rich in molecular hydrogen, which is one of the best antioxidants in the world.

      If you want to know more about Tyent water, give us a call at 855-893-6887 and our water ionizer experts will happily talk to you about the awesome features of our machines and how they bring healthier water to your home.

  7. I have a Tyent water Ionizer filtration system in my home, It is much lighter and refreshing and has different benefits on our body, such as it is anti-aging, improves hair quality and also resists cancer cells. The ionized water is formed by smaller water molecules cluster, which makes my body fully hydrated. I drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily for better health.

  8. Kangen also makes water ionizers and alkaline water, right? What makes their water and machines different from yours? I’m trying to decide what to buy because the tap water at home’s starting to taste different now.

    I’d appreciate your help.:)

    1. Hi, Madeleine! Thank you for considering Tyent and for your question. Yes, they also make water ionizers, but our machines use newer technology and produce a better kind of alkaline water. While Kangen alkaline water is very similar to Tyent water, one of the major differences is that it’s not as purified or nutritious as Tyent hydrogen-rich alkaline water.

      We’re not claiming to be the best, but we would like to offer a side by side comparison.

      Tyent contains two large filters with a lot of filtering media in each filter, while Kangen only offers 1 small filter. If you hold our filters next to Kangen’s, you can see the size difference. Plus, we have a filter report that shows the over 200 contaminants that Tyent filters remove.

      Their filters are just not as advanced as ours. When solid plates (Kangen/Enagic) alone are used, there is not enough electrolysis produced to provide optimum -ORP and pH levels, compared to our upgraded Solid/Mesh Hybrid plates. Plus, chemicals must be added to the Enagic water ionizer to get better pH results. On the other hand, Tyent is chemical-free.

      We also have 13 plates in our ACE-13 water ionizer compared to their 7 or 8 plate units. Tyent’s Solid/Mesh Hybrid plates offer the durability of a solid plate and go a step further by having electrolysis distribution holes strategically placed throughout to provide the most groundbreaking electrolysis chamber in the world. Our plates are platinum-coated titanium and dipped multiple times in platinum for strength and durability. What’s even better is that we offer a lifetime warranty on both parts and service! Kangen’s warranty is only 5 years, and it’s very limited. Kangen will void your warranty if you don’t send it in for service about every 6 months (which is a headache in itself). Plus, we offer a 75-day trial compared to Kangen’s 3-day trial.

      As you can see, we’re just comparing the units side by side, and we’ll let you draw your own conclusion as to which machine is the best for you. You can also watch this video, which covers everything about how Tyent compares to Enagic/Kangen.

      If you’d like to know more, please give our water ionizer expert a call. Her name is Michele Steffney. She formerly sold Enagic/Kangen water ionizers, so she will be able to lead you in the right direction and be able to answer all of your questions and get you the information you need. Just call 855-893-6887 ext. 511 or email her at mhs@tyentusa.com.

  9. I appreciate how detailed and comprehensive this list is.

    Just wanted to say that I’m thinking of switching from an RO system to an alkaline one. Any tips on this?

    1. Hi, Laila. We’re pleased to know that this is helpful to you and that you want to start using an alkaline water system!

      Given this, you actually have two options: keep your RO machine and hook it up to a Tyent water ionizer, or just get a Tyent water ionizer on its own. Going with the first choice ensures that the RO system deep cleans your water and the water ionizer refills it with healthy antioxidants and minerals, which are lost in the RO process. What you don’t want to do is take out all of the minerals in your water and then drink it because your body needs these minerals, and water is a big part of where your body gets these minerals from.

      Regardless of which option you pick, getting a Tyent water ionizer is our best recommendation. This will give you access to healthy, hydrogen-rich alkaline water within the comfort of your own home. Not only is this option more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

  10. After my experience with different water purifiers in the past year, I am now wondering which system is the best and if a lot of the best market options are the same, like the ones in this article. I am a Middle east citizen who lives in UAE and would like recommendations.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi, Maryam. Thanks so much for your question.

      If you want clean and mineral-rich water, getting a water ionizer is the best option. Our machines filter chemicals and contaminants from your tap water, ionize it to make it alkaline, and then fill it with antioxidants and minerals to give you the healthiest drinking water available. The dual filtration system in all Tyent ionizers is able to remove over 200 contaminants, ensuring that no VOCs or metals are left in your glass of water. Check out this third-party filtration report for the list of toxic substances that our ionizers get rid of.

      Also, among the options we tackled in this post, a Tyent water ionizer is the only water filtration system that produces hydrogen-rich alkaline water. Molecular hydrogen is one of the smallest and most powerful antioxidants in the world since it’s able to cross your body’s blood-brain barrier to deliver unmatched hydration from deep within your cells. Our water can also boost your energy levels, aid in long-term weight loss, and strengthen your concentration. The filtered water that other machines on this list can’t do that.

      We’d be happy to talk to you about our water ionizers and alkaline water over the phone, so please give our water experts a call at 855-893-6887.

    1. Hi, Eva. Our Ultra Filters have similar materials to the activated carbon filters but are more effective. To clarify, all Tyent Water Ionizers are composed of a dual filtration system. The primary filter contains ACF active carbon that removes large contaminants like organic compounds, chlorine, rust, and sediment, while the secondary filter contains ceramic material that balances the ions and minerals in the water. They have the same micron level and filtration capabilities as a kidney dialysis machine, removing over 200 contaminants including 99% of lead, and up to 99% of lead, mercury, beryllium, uranium, and fluoride (with specialty pre-filter installed). Also, some of our pre-filters contain activated alumina and carbon to remove these chemicals. If you want to learn more about the toxins that our filters remove, please read our comprehensive third-party filtration report.

      If you have further questions about our filters and even alkaline water, please give us a call at 855-893-6887. Our water ionizer experts will be happy to discuss this with you.

  11. As you’ve described above, we must filter water before drinking it. I agree. But it’s also true that sometimes we found a different taste of water after filtration. That is what I worry about when using filters.

    1. Hi, Shihab. We understand your concern about the taste of filtered water. This maybe has to do with the quality of the filters that we use. The lower the quality of filters, the more contaminants and particles remain in your tap water, which could contribute to the bad taste.

      With Tyent, our water ionizers give you the best-tasting, filtered, and mineral-rich alkaline water that other water filtration systems can’t match. Our dual filtration system has the same 0.01-micron filtration power as a kidney dialysis machine, and it can get rid of over 200 contaminants. Please read our third-party lab filtration report for more details.

      Using good quality filters ensures that you get delicious and clean water. If you’re interested in discovering more about our water ionizers, please give our water experts a call at 855-893-6887.

    1. Hi, Katy. In terms of basic functions, all electric water ionizers generally perform in the same way. However, this doesn’t mean that they’re of the same quality, especially in terms of features and effectiveness.

      For example, other ionizers use only one filter, only one kind of titanium electrolysis plate, and less than 9 plates, meaning that your water won’t be cleaned or ionized as effectively. There are also ionizers that rely on chemicals to raise the pH levels of your tap water, which isn’t beneficial at all. Also, some ionizers only produce water with a very limited pH range.

      On the other hand, Tyent water ionizers use the latest technology, have a reliable medical-grade dual filtration system, and use 9 to 13 solid/mesh hybrid plates for maximum electrolysis. Our machines can produce pH levels between 1.7 to 12.5 depending on the model. They also have a lot of cool features, like Xtreme Molecular Hydrogen Boost (to raise the level of this antioxidant in your water), motion-activated flow sensors, and smartphone-inspired LCD touchscreens. Plus, all of our units are covered by a 75-day trial and a no-stipulations Lifetime Warranty.

      If you’d like to know more about our units, please give us a call at 855-893-6887.

  12. Can a water ionizer help with cleaning your food? I imagine it could since we all use our tap water to wash what we buy anyway.

    1. Hi, Selina. Absolutely! It’s one of the awesome properties of Tyent alkaline water. We recommend using our alkaline turbo water to wash your fruits and veggies. Rinse and soak your produce in the turbo water for no less than five minutes to effectively get rid of oil-based herbicides and pesticides. Also, you’ll be happy to know that our water preserves and even improves the flavor of your food.

      If you’d like to know more about our water, please give us a call at 855-893-6887.

  13. Hey, I haven’t gotten my water tested but I’m kind of scared that I have high amounts of iron or even chromium 6 in it. I’ll have it checked soon but I don’t really know what else to do in the meantime, so I might look into getting my own filtering system. Can your ionizers remove these kinds of toxins?

    1. Hi, Megan. We’re sorry to hear about your water situation and hope that it’s not as bad as it sounds.

      However, you’ll be happy to know that owning a Tyent water ionizer is a perfect solution to your problem. Our ionizers can remove over 200 contaminants from your tap water, including 99% of lead and up to 99% of mercury, beryllium, and uranium – just read our comprehensive filter report for more info. To remove fluoride and chromium-6 from your source water, pair our filters with specialty 4-bank pre-filters.

      Along with medical-grade filtration, our ionizers will give you healthy ionized alkaline water that’s full of minerals and antioxidants.

      We’ll be happy to assist you with this further, so please give our water experts a call at 855-893-6887.

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