About us

Established in 1985 by Charles Mitsis, SpectraPure, Inc. is a family owned business located in Tempe, Az and is well known for its innovative water purification systems. SpectraPure’s line of products fulfill the needs of several niche markets; ranging from specialized water purification systems for salt water aquariums, to hydroponics, drinking water, coffee, industrial and commercial pure water systems.  

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Innovators In Water Technology

Being the first company to introduce the combination of Reverse Osmosis and Deionizing filtration to the aquarium industry, SpectraPure is driven by the scientific approach; research, design, test, manufacture and market.  

SpectraPure excels in the field of innovation, continually pushing the envelope. This approach has brought significant return on investment for SpectraPure, as it continues to develop products of high performance for a growing industry.  

From drawing board to finished product, SpectraPure strives to outperform comparative products within the various industries requiring ultra-pure water. Examples of this are our unique mixes of scientifically designed DI resin compounding and high performance RO membranes, following our proprietary processes for performance improvements. Coupled with these significant improvements to the components making up water purifications systems, are the methods of interconnecting and managing the flow and recirculation of purified water to eliminate contaminates, with the end result of Ultra-Pure water for scientific applications.  

 At SpectraPure, we have the science to back up our statements of producing Ultra Pure water and that is what makes us different from our competitors!  

As the owner and President of SpectraPure, Charles carries the vision of SpectraPure from a 13 year background as an inventor, chemist, engineer and scientist in the aerospace industry working in the Research & Development lab at Litton Electron Devices, with the development of technologies in the field of advanced night vision.  

Additionally, fulfilling the special needs of fuel cell industry, SpectraPure employees a staff of 17 skilled individuals, with supporting roles in electrical and mechanical engineering, chemistry, manufacturing and administration. Charles’ wife Carla Mitsis fills the role of vice president. Recently, his daughter, Nina, and his son-in-law, Nick, have been added to the team to provide support in accounting and administration.

Charles has dedicated his life to perfecting Water Purification technology and is a Resin and Membrane Expert. Our systems with our superior resin and membrane technology will give you absolute pure water not only at by measurement of the TDS level, read on your TDS (total dissolved solids) meter, but what is actually removed from the water, such as phosphates and chemical impurities at the smallest level.

Not only is SpectraPure known for specialty resins and membranes but another passion of Charles is the development of Peristaltic Dosing Pumps, with applications in the hydroponics and aquarium industries.

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Many of our water purification systems are used across the United States. For example, The Rain Forest Café in Disneyworld Florida and a Rainforest Café in Michigan.

As well, our products are in use in public aquariums and museums such as, Waikiki Aquarium in Hawaii, Odysea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona (Local for us), National Aquarium, Steinhart Aquarium and Aquarium of The Pacific. SpectraPure products will also be found at The Cook Museum, The Houston Museum and The Science Museum of Oklahoma.

Local wildlife Fish and Game agencies here in Arizona use our equipment as well as local schools Like Country Gardens Charter School, where the science teacher uses our equipment for their large aquariums used for teaching purposes.

The list goes on with Zoos across the country including, The San Francisco Zoo, The Pittsburg Zoo, The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo, The Henry Vilas Zoo, The Minnesota Zoo, The Oakland Zoo, The Philadelphia Zoo, The Riverbanks Zoo, The Rosemond Gifford Zoo, The St Louis Zoo, The Wild Life World Zoo, The Bronx Zoo, The Sea Life Lego Land here in Arizona, The Staten Island Zoo and The Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

Several Universities use our equipment in their lab settings such as, Alaska Univ., Cal State Univ., Chapman Univ., Clemson Univ., Fort Bonne Univ., Governors State Univ., Jackson Univ., Medical Univ., Kansas Univ., North Carolina Univ., Penn State Univ., Princeton Univ., Roger William Univ., Tuskegee Univ., Baltimore Univ., Univ. of Cincinnati, Univ. of Delaware, Univ. of Hawaii, Univ. of Iowa, Univ. of Louisiana, Univ. of Maine, Univ. of Maryland, Univ. of New England, Univ. of North Texas, Univ. of Oklahoma, and Washington Univ. just to name a few!