Download our Advanced Carbon Filtration Information Sheet.

Why Should You Filter Your Drinking Water?

Lots of things can affect the quality of drinking water, including high levels of dissolved minerals (common in well water), residual chlorine from municipal water treatment, chemicals like lead and arsenic, and microbial contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and algae. All of these substances, both organic and inorganic, are referred to as Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).

A Quench bottleless water cooler filters the water just before it’s delivered to your glass, removing sediment, chemicals, microbial matter, off-tastes, and odors so that you can ensure your drinking water is clean and great-tasting every pour.

What is Quench Advanced Carbon Filtration?

Advanced carbon, also known as activated carbon, is widely used in filtration systems, from air filters to blood filters. It’s essentially a form of charcoal with a very high surface area. This adsorbs a wide range of molecules that it encounters. Activated carbon filtration systems for water can trap and remove a large percentage of impurities in drinking water. Activated carbon filtration is common in bottleless water cooler systems; however, an even higher percentage or impurities can be removed from drinking water using reverse osmosis.

Our knowledge of local water conditions allows us to recommend the best water filtration solution for your organization. Quench’s standard Advanced Carbon Filter capabilities include:

  • Reduces 99.9% of lead and removes other heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, and mercury
  • Removes sediment and small particles as small as 1 micron, such as dirt, cysts, and asbestos
  • Reduces hard water impurities, including calcium, magnesium, manganese, and iron, which helps prevent scale build up
  • Prevents bacteria growth, including cryptosporidium and giardia using silver ion technology
  • Eliminates off-tastes and odors from chlorine, chloramines, hydrogen sulfide, and particulates

In normal usage situations, Quench filters are changed annually as part of Quench’s regular preventive maintenance service. The Quench Advanced Carbon Filter is rated to NSF standards 42 and 53 (lead). The NSF is an independent, accredited organization that develops standards to improve global human health. For organizations that require a higher-purity filtration, Quench also offers Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration and Deionization purification technologies to remove an even higher percentage of contaminants, sediment, chemicals, and bacteria from drinking water.

Quench Customer Testimonial

“If the water from our Quench machine were any better, I would think we had a natural spring in the office… the water quality is second to none!” — Kevin Fox, Capstone Insurance Group

Learn More About Quench Filtration Technology

To learn more about Advanced Carbon Filtration please download our Advanced Carbon Filtration Information Sheet. To speak with a Quench Water Expert about your local water conditions and discuss which Quench filtration solution is best for your workplace, please call (888) 554-2782 or visit