Brita Filter

Brita Filter Chlorine

One of the problems with the water that comes out of our taps is that the purification process often means that there is chlorine and chlorine deposits left behind and with a Brita filter chlorine deposits are reduced. With the Brita filter chlorine and other mineral deposits are not entirely removed from the water but their presence is greatly reduced. The water filter will reduce the amount of calcium and magnesium deposits but they are not entirely removed as they might be in a desalination process.


When you use the Brita filter chlorine deposits are partially removed and the strange taste that chlorine can give to tap water is eliminated, making your drinking water and your tea and coffee taste much better than before. Besides the Brita filter chlorine removal, the filter also removes as much as possible of any residue of lead or copper that may have got into the water via the water pipes. Lead and copper residue really is harmful to human health and the filter will remove this.

Reduced Chlorine

Along with the Brita filter chlorine partial removal, the filter also removes some of the hardness from tap water, which means that the taste of coffee, tea and vegetables is preserved. As long as thirty years ago tests showed that people preferred the taste of tea or coffee made with filtered water to that made with unfiltered water. The cartridges that make the Brita filter chlorine possible may also reduce the lime scale that causes unsightly deposits and can shorten the life of your kettle. When the Brita filter with Maxtra is used, lime scale and chlorine deposits are even further reduced, and unlike the classic filter, the Maxtra filtration system does not need soaking before it can be used.

How does a Brita Filter work?

The Brita filter cartridge is made from a mixture of activated carbon and ion exchange resin, which has been found to be an effective combination for water filtration systems. Ion exchange resins are manufactured resins in granular form that remove certain ions from tap water and then give off other ions into the filtered water. So those ions such as lead and copper, which are unhealthy, are replaced with hydrogen ions that are much safer. The Brita filter chlorine reduction means that the hardness of the water is reduced because chlorine and chlorine deposits along with calcium and other elements are what make the water hard.

Chlorine is used in our water system because it is regarded as a safe disinfectant; however it has an unpleasant taste and odour. With the Brita filter chlorine is reduced and with it the unpleasant taste and odour that it gives to our drinking water. When there is a lot of lime scale in the water this will also affect the taste of the water and of tea and coffee made with that water. A Brita filter reduces the amount of timescale and its effect on our water, which is why hot drinks no longer have a film across them and their flavour is much improved when the water is filtered.