This cartridge (Patent No. 2287356 dd. 30.06.2015) combines several water treatment methods: mechanical; ion exchange, adsorption; electric adsorption.
Polymers with a space globular structure (SGS-polymers) were first synthesized in the USSR as the type of ion-exchange resins in the middle of 20th century.
Today only Geyser has a serial production technology of this material. SGS-polymers are radically new material combining three types of filtration: mechanical, sorption, and ion-change filtration. None of known sorption materials can remove such a wide range of chemical compounds as SGS-polymers do.
ARAGON — resorcin-based polymer shows the best results in complex removal of harmful impurities from water. It has successfully passed strict compliance tests to Russian and International standards to be used in drinking water purification systems. Dissolved chemical elements (from aluminum to heavy and radioactive metals) and their compounds are removed from water by means of ion-exchange and sorption mechanisms.
The mechanical filtration of all particles with the size larger than the size of the external pores of the material is performed on the surface. The filtration channel has a complex tortuous form with a gradient porosity preventing discharge of filtered impurities into the purified water that often happens during pressure jumps. The number of free channels in the material gradually lowers decreasing the pressure of the purified water*. Aragon-based filtering element can be used repeatedly.
The labyrinth internal structure of ARAGON acts as a barrier for microorganisms. The majority of bacteria and viruses have oblong shape (from 0.5 to 20.0 mkm), that is why they are trapped in the tortuous channels of the material. To suppress the growth of microorganisms absorbed in the polymer, silver is inserted into the material in the form entirely preventing its migration into the purified water.
Quasi-softening is the unique feature of the ARAGON material. The structure of hardness salts is changed in water passing through the filtering material. As a result, no scale is formed in purified water. The water acquires the properties having favorable effect on living organism. More detailed information on effect of quasi-softening will be discussed hereafter.
The material has high mechanical strength with the possibility of mechanical treatment (cylinders, discs, etc.). Compact and efficient filters based on ARAGON material are unified in accordance with main international standards. The ARAGON sorbent was successfully used for water treatment in the regions exposed to contamination after the Chernobyl accident.
The Aragon material has such a structure that the average size of the pore is about 0,5 mkm. Hence the electrical field from globule completely overlaps the internal volume of the pore. Due to the combining of fields of separate globules an electrical field with high tension is formed within the pore. Let us take standard Aragon cartridge as an example. The thickness of its filtering layer is 30 mm. To cross this barrier the virus must pass a twisted chain of about 40 000 charged pores. Who of us haven’t licked the battery to check whether it’s fresh or not. Or haven’t accidentally touched bare wire? Likewise the viruses, coming through the pores, receive electrical discharges, but 1000 more powerful, that eventually leads to destruction of viral envelope and inactivation of virus itself.