The SCIENCE behind the new Purifier Filter and HOW IT Works
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The Super Purifier purifier filter is a totally new category of water filter.
This new technology is based upon a charge positive depth filter comprising super small fibres ( “nanofibres”). Each filter fibre is only 2 nanometers in diameter, and 200-300 nanometers in length (nanometer = one millionth of a mm; a sheet of paper is roughly 100,000 nanometers thick).
The nanofibres of this unique filter create a massive 63,000 sqm of filter surface area in the 20″ x 4.5″ cartridge.
The nanofibres of the filter media produce a positive charge when water flows through them. Many impurities are negatively charged, and thus are attracted onto the nanofibres, where they are tightly retained, and removed from the filtered water stream. The Purifier filter removes bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, organic debris, dissolved and particulate minerals such as copper, tin, iron, aluminium and lead by this means.
The Purifier filter is also infused with Activated Carbon at manufacture.
This further extends the filters usefulness by removing toxic chemicals (including chlorine and its by-products, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, etc), as well as absorbing water odours, and bad taste.
The Purifier Filter is a combo Sediment/Carbon/Bacteria filter- all in one cartridge.
Additionally Silver, a recognised biostat, incorporated into the filter media is effective at preventing the growth and reproduction of bacteria on the nanofibres of the filter.
The Purifier filter therefore offers the ultimate water purification system for rural households throughout Australia. It does this without the waste water and low flow rates of reverse osmosis, or the electricity and lamp replacements of ultra violet water filtration.
The Purifier Filter Performance:
- >99.99% efficiency at 0.2 microns
- >99.99% protozoan cyst retention (e.g. Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
- >99.9999% virus retention
- >99.9999% E.coli retention
- 99.95% Endotoxin (Bacterial Toxin) Removal
- Higher Dirt Holding Capacity – up to 25x greater than conventional filters
- Heavy Metal Removal – copper, iron, lead, tin, aluminum
- Faster and More Effective Absorption of Toxic Chemicals: chlorine, chlorine by-products, pesticides, and volatile organic compound, plus organic compounds responsible for odours and bad taste in drinking water.
|Adsorption of heavy metals by the Purifier Filter|
|Metal||Challenge concentration, mg/L||Concentration in filtrate, mg/L||Filtration Efficiency, %|
|Purifier Filter: percent virus and bacterial retention (US Lab Test)|
|25 litres of MS2 virus, and 25 litres of E.coli bacterium suspension were passed through|
|the Super Purifier cartridge under controlled laboratory conditions.|
|Percent removal of both micro organisms were measure in the filtered solution.|
|Virus input concentration||% Virus removal||E.coli input concentration||% E.coli removal|
|(PFU* / ml)||(CFU** / ml)|
|*||PFU plaque forming units|
|**||CFU coliform forming units|
The Purifier Filter has an average pore size of 2-3 microns with low water pressure drop(<2psi) and consequently permits high water flow rates suitable for whole house water filtration systems.
This technology’s unique advantage in water purification is its charge positive filter media which attracts charge negative sub micron sized particles. These include micro organisms (viruses, bacteria and protozoa including Cryptosporidium, Giardia intestinalis, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, E-coli, Mycobacteria, Aspergillus etc). This occurs at flow rates many times greater than virus-rated ultrafiltration(UF) systems.
Such is the power of this electro-positive attraction within the water filtration media, the Purifer Filter removes 99.99% of micro-organisms, right down to virus sizing.
High efficiency Activated Carbon in the Purifier Filter cartridge is 100% available, and surpasses the chemical removal power of standard carbon water filters improving the taste and quality of your drinking water.
The addition of a Silver minimizes growth of captured bacteria on the water filter surface, reducing the prospect of early filter fouling.
The Purifier Filter is manufactured in USA from 100% FDA-compliant materials for potable and edible liquid contact, and certified to meet NSF/ANSI Std.53 for material safety.
Testing performed by the Water Quality Association has also determined that this product reduces Cysts by at least 99.98%.
Related External Links
Water – tanks, bores and dams – Better Health Channel
The highest quality water available should be used for drinking. Rainwater tanks are often the safest source but there are contamination risks that can cause severe gastric illnesses. Drinking water may also be contaminated after a bushfire, flood or other extreme weather event. Analysts can assess your water to ensure it is safe to drink.