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10/28/2021

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CERTIFIED HOUSEHOLD AND COMMERCIAL CATION EXCHANGE WATER SOFTENERS

NSF/ANSI 44 - 2018: Residential Cation Exchange Water Softeners

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Kinetico Incorporated
10845 Kinsman Road Newbury,  OH  44065 united states
    • Product Type: DIR-Efficiency Rated
      • Brand Name
        Model Number
        Flow Rate (GPM)
        NSF 44 Efficiency Rated (Yes/No)
        CA Efficiency Rated (Yes/No)
        Reduction Claims
      • Best
        2020c HE 1
        6.0
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Best
        2020c HF 1
        6.0
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Essential
        Gold 1
        10.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Essential
        Gold HE 1
        9.5
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Essential
        Platinum 1
        10.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Essential
        Silver 1
        9.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Essential
        Silver HE 1
        8.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2030s 1
        9.0
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2040s OD 1
        11.0
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2050c 1
        7.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2050s 1
        7.0
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2060s 1
        11.5
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2060s OD 1
        23.0
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2100s 1
        11.5
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2100s OD 1
        11.5
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        2175s 1
        12.7
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        4040s OD 1
        11.0
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        4040s OD w/ Chloroban 1
        11
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        4050s 1
        6.0
        Y
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        Q850 OD XP 1
        11
        N
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        Q850 XP 1
        6
        N
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        S350 XP 1
        11.5
        N
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        S550 XP 1
        16.4
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        S650 OD XP 1
        11
        N
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        S650 XP 1
        7
        N
        N
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        Q850 OD XP 1
        11
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        Q850 XP 1
        6
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        S150 XP 1
        9
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        S250 OD XP 1
        23
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        S250 XP 1
        11.5
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        S350 XP 1
        11.5
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        S550 XP 1
        12.7
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        S650 OD XP 1
        11
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series XP
        S650 XP 1
        7
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series with Accudial
        S150 1
        9.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series with Accudial
        S250 1
        11.5
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series with Accudial
        S250 OD 1
        23
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series with Accudial
        S550 1
        12.7
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Signature
        1035 1
        10.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Signature
        735 1
        8.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Signature
        935 1
        9.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
    • Product Type: Point-of-Entry
      • Premier Series
        S150 XP 1
        9.0
        N
        N
      • Premier Series
        S250 OD XP 1
        23.0
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
      • Premier Series
        S250 XP 1
        11.5
        Y
        Y
        Barium, Hardness, Radium 226/228
  • 1 Recent research on an emerging drinking water contaminant has shown that cation exchange water softeners which are certified to reduce hardness to <1 grain per gallon, will also reduce the concentration of strontium. This occurs because the cation exchange media preferentially captures the dissolved strontium ions even before capturing the calcium and magnesium ions which cause water hardness. The study also found that this capture of the strontium ions has no measurable impact on the softeners overall capacity to reduce hardness, which is most likely attributable to the relative concentrations of these ions in drinking water. Contact the Water Quality Association with the following reference if you would like more information on this research. Brotman, M. (2017). Reduction of Strontium in Drinking Water by Whole House Ion Exchange. Kent State University.