Decades ago, municipalities started adding ammonia to the chlorinated water treatment to boost the effectiveness in making water safe for consumption. As you can see in the chart above, Florida is one of the largest users. Chloramine is a combination of both chlorine and ammonia designed to strengthen the chlorine, making it last longer through the municipal water system. Chloraminated water is blended at the municipal water treatment site. It is monitored daily and after a large amount of rain, it is then blended a little stronger to handle the extra amount of water in the supply. The ammonia in the water has created new types of problems that commercial equipment must deal with. Chloramines damage gaskets and o-rings and react with sweeteners in fountain syrups to form compounds that impact the taste. The activated carbon filters we used in the past are not as effective in removing chloramine as they were with chlorine. So new types of filters and filter systems have been designed to deal with this problem. We constantly recommended the Everpure Series of CLM filters; the EV9278-11, EV9278-12, EV9278-13, and the EV9278-14.
All are not only rated for Chloramine but are NSF 42 and 53 certified. They have also been specified by Coca-Cola after testing with the new Coke Freestyle unit. For even larger capacity applications, the Everpure CB20 series can supply up to 5 gallons per minute for up to 85,000 gallons of water. If you have a chloramine problem, let us know right away. To find out what chemicals your municipality is using and what filtration can best take care of your water, call us at 800-942-7873. Have a different problem or questions, let us know! Sign up to receive our Newsletter!
Ever since Coca-Cola came out with their new Freestyle Coke Machine, we’ve been getting call after call on Everpure’s CLM filtration systems! WHY? Because Everpure CLM has recently been validated by a third party lab to meet the tccc specifications for point of use filtration systems for the Freestyle machines! Hooray!! Being an Everpure master distributor, we are proud to carry this line of CLM water filter systems. But why the CLM line? What is CLM? I’m glad you asked! CLM is short for chloramine. As you might know, chloramine is a chemical compound made by reacting ammonia with the active ingredient in chlorine bleach. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, chloramines provide better protection against bacterial regrowth in water system. But chloramines can still effect the taste and odor of your water and can cause, through time, damage to your water applications. The specifications for the Coke Freestyle machine requires all taste and odor to be removed, the chlorine/chloramine levels to be less then 0.5 ppm, and sediment removal. Everpure’s CLM line meets all the filtration requirements for the Freestyle machine. It reduces chloramines, chlorine and other offensive contaminants that can adversely effect the taste and odor of the beverage. It’s sub-micron technology reduces dirt and particles 1/2 micron in size. It improves the taste of fountain beverages and helps retain the drink’s carbonation. Have you ever received a complaint that your soda taste flat? Well, here’s your solution! The CLM line also protects your drink system’s seals, pump, tubing and small orifices from clogging, corrosion and abrasive wear. It is also NSF certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53. The CLM line comes in single, twin, triple and quad systems. We also have systems with a pre-filtration option. So if you are apart of a restaurant using a Coca-cola Freestyle machine or you currently service a Freestyle machine, contact us today for more information on Everpure’s CLM line and how we can help you. You can also check out our CLM line on our website! Click here: EVERPURE’S CLM LINE!
How to Remove it from your Water
For decades, chlorine has been the chemical disinfectant additive of choice for municipal water utilities throughout the United States. Recent changes in the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, however, are likely to adversely affect that traditional choice. The Act now includes the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, which mandates stricter controls of byproducts like trihalomethanes (THM). THM results from the reaction of chlorine with naturally-occurring organics found in pipelines and delivery systems. The EPA now requires that municipalities measure THM and maintain minimum ppm within the water system. The chemical disinfectant additive of the future is likely to be chloramine (NH2Cl), an inorganic compound created when a small amount of ammonia is added to chlorine. Like chlorine, the new compound is effective as a primary disinfectant, or as a “shock” treatment. Since it doesn’t dissipate as readily as chlorine gas, the compound is able to disinfect even to the far ends of the municipal pipelines. This helps make NH2Cl a cost-effective alternative to chlorine. The downside, however, is that chloramines are believed to be carcinogenic. The possible carcinogenic effects, as well as the direct affects chloramines have on some food service delivery system parts and taste quality of beverages make chloramine removal an important consideration for food service companies. Standard carbon filters already in place are not effective because chloramines require substantially more of the highest-quality carbon for effective filtration. Additionally, chloramines need more contact time with carbon because the chloramines-carbon reaction is weak. Everpure has a solution in its new chloramine filter products. The quick-change system offers a balanced particulate/chloramines reduction capacity that will prove cost-effective for food service companies. The CLM Chloramine Cartridge systems fit all existing QC heads, which allows an easy transition from current chlorine filtration to chloramine filter system. The highest-quality carbon is used as part of the chloramine removal cartridge system, with ratings balanced between particulate and chloramines removal. This allows food service groups to select the appropriate cartridge for their specific needs. The Everpure CLM products are designed to accommodate fountain beverage and combination systems.