THE TIDE IS TURNING

IN WATER TREATMENT
Will you be part of the new wave?

LEADING
IN A NEW
DIRECTION

The water treatment industry is ready for a new
solution. It’s time we replaced the salt-based
conditioning technology that is now raising
environmental concerns. The question is, with what?
Two industry leaders have joined forces to create
a brand new standard for light commercial water
treatment systems.

Pentair – an industry innovator

Pentair has been a respected industry leader for a
half century, known for innovative water conditioning
equipment and superior valve technology in commercial
and residential applications large and small.

Voltea – a technology trendsetter

Voltea has refined a scientifically-proven water
treatment process to make it effective and affordable
in meeting the demands of today’s environmentallyconscious world.

HYBRID DI

FILTRATION & PROCESS
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WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

FILTRATION & PROCESSING SOLUTIONS

PENTAIR HYBRID DI SYSTEM:
 A NEW WAY TO IMPROVE WATER
®

The Pentair Hybrid DI System brings
together the best benefits of
traditional water conditioning and
reverse osmosis in a single system
for commercial and industrial users.
The process behind this achievement
is called capacitive deionization. It
uses low-voltage DC current to deliver
a valuable combination of water
improvement benefits:
• Reduces Total Dissolved Solids
(TDS) in source water by 75-80%,
providing results similar to
traditional water softeners and
reverse osmosis systems with
minimal environmental impact
• Eliminates the need for added salt
or chemicals
• Delivers treated water with minimal
pressure loss at maximum water
efficiency to minimize water waste
• Improves the taste of water
comparable to dedicated reverse
osmosis filtration systems
• Reduces scale minerals that
damage valuable water-using
equipment, eliminating the need
for a water softener or scale
reduction filter
• Reduces sodium, calcium,
magnesium and other impurities
• Regenerates automatically to
minimize any impact on processing
capability, water pressure or
flow rate
• Actually reduces cations and anions
in the water stream

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W AT E R S O LU T I O N S

Impurities

HOW IT WORKS

The core technology of the Pentair
Hybrid DI System isn’t new. The
breakthrough comes from the
patented Voltea charge barrier
technology and the way that Pentair’s
Hybrid DI System skillfully adapts
this sophisticated technology
for commercial uses where cost
and space limitations are key
considerations:
•C 
ustomer satisfaction – satisfies
consumer demand for great tasting
drinking water, ice, beverages
and food
• Equipment protection – maintains
energy efficiency and increases
product life of water-using
equipment by minimizing scale
build-up

Water quality is
radically improved
and no elements are
discharged into
the environment
that weren’t already
present in the
source water.

Porous carbon electrode

Cation

Anion exchange membrane

THE PENTAIR® HYBRID DI™
SYSTEM TRANSFORMS WATER
IN A THREE-STEP PROCESS:

Cation exchange membrane
Porous carbon electrode
Current collector 

tep 1: Purification. Hundreds of
S
electrically charged carbon electrode
layers attract hardness, dissolved solids
and metals in the source water.

Imagine the new
business possibilities

THE RESULT:

Current collector

Anion

Time-tested, field proven
control valve technology

Benefit: Precise, consistent regulation of pressure
and flow for operations where consistency is critical.

•H 
igh efficiency – significantly lowers
discharged wastewater (up to 80%)
when compared to standard efficiency
commercial RO systems

The revolutionary and electrifying
future of water treatment

Step 3: Flushing. A small amount
of water is used to flush away the
captured substances. The Hybrid DI
uses only a small fraction of the
water wasted by a traditional water
conditioning system.

A simple, powerful touch screen for
superior user control

• Sensors for pressure, flow, water quality, power
use and temperature provide a constant stream
of operating data to a dedicated microcomputer
controller
• Built-in Safe Stop sequence instantly responds to
a loss of electrical power, rerouting to bypass in
the pressure tank
•V 
alve is designed and built by Pentair, the industry
leader with over 50 years of expertise and hundreds
of thousands of units in long-term field service

• Process control – supplies
industrial processes that require a
continuous flow of high quality water

Step 2: Regeneration. When the
carbon electrode layers become
saturated with dissolved solids,
Pentair Hybrid DI’s microcomputer
triggers a charge reversal that
expels them.

• Easy, intuitive interface with a full color display
• Animated graphics make system functions easy for new users to
understand
• Intelligent controls automatically display water conditions in real
time and adapt to changing water conditions
Benefit: Users can configure their water composition to a particular
profile for optimal results.
USER DIAGNOSTICS
• Alarm history
• Operational history
• Maintenance reminder
• Water quality history

• Low voltage DC current used to draw impurities
out of the water
• Cells, electrodes and membranes used to purify
water at low pressure without chemicals
• Water is treated as it flows between the cells from
the outside to the inside of the stack
• Hybrid DI cell operation optimized as conditions
change to maintain water quality

USER PROGRAMMING
• User programmable water quality
• Time of day
• Cleaning cycle time

Don’t get stuck in the past
with old technology. Choose
the unlimited potential of the
Pentair Hybrid DI. Contact
your OEM or Pentair for more
information.
www.pentairaqua.com/pro
800-279-9404

PURIFICATION
Untreated
Water

Ready for your first
step into the future?

Treated
Water

Impurities

Benefit: Eco-friendly technology ensures that
nothing is discharged into the environment that was
not already in the source water.

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