Best Water Treatment Systems for VOCs

October 17, 2022

Aqua water treatment systems and their counterparts are highly effective when it comes to keeping your water sources clean. However, when dealing with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), you may require a special touch.

Our team at Aqua Doctor has expertise in a variety of water treatment systems and has unique experience in dealing with VOCs. If you’re wondering how best to go about treating your water with a special focus on VOCs, our guide to water treatment systems has got your back.

What is a VOC and why should they be treated?

Unless you’ve got extensive experience with water treatment systems or a degree in biochemistry, you’re likely not too familiar with what exactly VOCs are. To put it technically, volatile organic compounds are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure level even at room temperature and low water solubility. To put it not so technically, VOCs are gases emitted from particular solids or liquids.

VOCs often come from man-made chemicals and can be highly toxic to humans—at times causing long term adverse health effects. There are a number of materials and substances that emit VOCs, including paint, paint strippers, building materials and furnishings, cleaning supplies, pesticides, office equipment, carbonless copy paper, and craft materials. Since these substances can be so prolific, it’s vital to treat your water supply specifically for these toxic VOCs.

Reverse osmosis drinking water systems

One of our most effective aqua water treatment systems is our reverse osmosis drinking water system. This system utilizes a process to reduce mineral content of water by forcing the water through a semi-permeable membrane—basic osmosis if you can recall from your high school bio-class.

Reverse osmosis can reduce and remove chlorine, sediment, & VOC's from your water supply—and save you money, as you don’t need to replace your water filter regularly or splurge on bottled water.

Water distiller purification systems

Another fantastic aqua water treatment system offered by our team at Aqua Doctor is a water distiller purification system. This process involves heating water to its boiling point so that any impurities are separated from the water itself, which turns into vapor or steam. That steam is then condensed back into pure liquid form and any impurities in your water are removed.

This system is highly effective against impurities of all kinds including VOCs—removing waterborne biological contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses, organic and inorganic chemicals, heavy metals, volatile gases, cysts and any other contaminants. Distilled water contains virtually no compounds or minerals other than water itself. It’s a clean, natural process that leaves your water supply in pristine condition.

Whole house carbon filters

Last but certainly not least we have whole house carbon filters. Aqua Doctor's whole house carbon filter includes an automatic backwash control head, which helps to keep the carbon cleaner and prevent channeling.

In a whole house carbon filter, sediment and tank filtration systems remove contaminants as water enters the home, and large inline filtration systems are installed where water plumbing enters the home plumbing system. All this technical jargon is to say that carbon filters are clean, natural, and effective—and will leave your water completely free of toxic VOCs.

Work with Aqua Doctor for water filtration in Long Island

Our team at Aqua Doctor is proud to provide the Long Island community with reliable water filtration systems. Whether you’re worried about VOCs or filtration in general, we’re here for you. If you’re in need of filtering your water or are nervous about potential VOCs in your supply, reach out to our team today to get started. We’ll assess your needs and connect you with the best filtration system for you.

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