Aquabest the country’s premier water refilling franchise is set to break new ground as it become the country’s first refilling station franchise to utilize nanotechnology in its filtration process.
The company recently secured a Korean developed water filtration system to ensure a high level of purity while at the same time providing additional health benefits. The filters utilize carbon nanotubes with diameters of a few nanometers – one nanometer is one millionth of a millimeter. Carbon nanotubes consist of cylindrical molecules of carbon and can be used to clean polluted water. Due to their extremely high surface areas carbon nanotubes can be used to collect many contaminants that can hardly be separated from water by activated carbon.
A secondary benefit of this technology is that it helps neutralize the inherent acidity of pure water. Acidic water is seen by some to be a contributing factor to certain diseases and ailments. The carbon nanotubes have been observed to help neutralize the ph level of the water and give it a neutral ph level while retaining the purity of the water.
Aquabest intends to roll out the new technology to its store network of nearly 700 stores nationwide this year.