These water filters come in a range of colours. Price includes post Australia, $5.00 extra for WA SA TAS.
Porcelain Crystalline Water Purifier Fluoride Plus™
With Standard Filter
The ceramic water purifiers remove virtually all impurities including giardia, chlorine and fluoride, with a 12 month ROYAL DOULTON SUPER STERYSIL filter or a 12 month SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™ water filter.
The Fluoride Plus™ is the perfect water filter to choose when fluoride is added to municipally treated water and you wish to remove the fluoride. The Fluoride Plus™ filter is the same size as the Doulton - 5 inch - and will fit any of our old purifiers and just about any other gravity systems including Durand, Waterco, Stefani, Pozzani and Australis.
The SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™ is brand new on the market and imported from England. It removes far more impurities than the royal doulton water filter including fluoride, chloramines, heavy metals and volatile organic compounds.
Fluoride Plus™ filter elements, manufactured in England and imported by Southern Cross Pottery, utilize a class leading silver impregnated ceramic micro porous outer shell combined with state of the art granular core technology which removes fluoride plus virtually all other contaminants.
Fluoride Plus™ is made from the highest quality NSF component certified (ANSI 61) coconut shell based activated carbon and other proprietary adsorbent materials. The ceramic shell and the granular carbon combines mechanical filtration and physical absorption processes to reduce a wide variety of drinking water contaminants of both aesthetic and health concerns. The pore structure of the ceramic enables sufficient contact time for the filter to be ideally suited to improving taste and odour as well as reducing chlorine, chloramine, volatile organic compounds, MTBE, lead, mercury, asbestos, arsenic and fluoride. The cleanable ceramic shell is designed to remove suspended solids, pathogenic bacteria and cysts. The Fluoride Plus filter has been tested in accordance with NSF protocols for cyst, turbidity, particulates, lead, chloramines and chlorine reduction.
(INDEPENDENT LABORATORY TESTS - NSF/ANSI std 42 & 53 CHEMICAL REDUCTION TESTS)
The Sterasyl™ grade ceramic is designed to remove suspended solids and pathogenic bacteria (>99.99%). The filter elements are produced using the latest ceramic techniques to provide a hollow porous ceramic, which is fired at a temperature in excess of 1,000º C. They are designed to operate with water flow going from the outside to the inside of the element. The ceramic shell exhibits a strictly controlled pore structure, so as to provide efficient sub-micron filtration, a proven defense against hard-shelled parasites such as Cryptosporidium as well as pathogenic bacteria. The ceramic also removes other less harmful, but equally unpleasant particulate debris such as rust and dirt.
Composition of the Sterasyl™ ceramic contains pure silver. This silver is a material designed to significantly inhibit bacteriological mitosis or grow through. The result is that bacterial growth is inhibited from occurring within the Sterasyl™ ceramic element (which is possible with the other ceramic filter elements). This silver content insures that filtered water contains levels well below those required by international standards. Because of the silver, Sterasyl™ filter elements do not require sterilization after cleaning.
The Sterasyl™ filter, when used in in-line housings, is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) as meeting their Standard No 42 for materials.
The Sterasyl™ ceramic is the ceramic shell used for the Super Sterasyl™ filter element. Accordingly, this filter element will have, at a minimum, the filtration benefits of the Sterasyl™ ceramic. Additionally, the bore of the ceramic shell is filled with granular activated carbon, which enables the filter to reduce chlorine and organic chemicals while improving the color, taste, and odor of the source water. The re-cleanable Super Sterasyl™ filter elements remove suspended solids, parasites, cysts and pathogenic bacteria (>99.99%) and reduce organic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, SOCs, VOCs and foul tastes and odors. The top of the Super Sterasyl™ element is closed with a unique ceramic dome. This prevents the possibility of breeching (leakage), which can occur with filtration elements that are closed with a plastic cap.
(based on tests by Spectrum Laboratories, Minneapolis, MN).
Maximum working pressure:125 psi
Minimum working temperature:100º F
Minimum working temperature:40º F
Super Sterasyl™ ceramic filters are manufactured to the following international standards and have been tested and approved by the following independent bodies or agencies:
ISO-9000: 2000, Hyder Labs – UK, Spectrum Labs – UK, WRc – Mednenham UK, Clare Microbiology – UK, Loughborough University - UK, University of Arizona – USA, Thresh, Beale, and Suckling – UK, and WRc Gwent – UK.
Bacterial mitosis and “grow-through” Mitosis is the name for the usual method of bacterial cell division. This division is characterized by resolving the chromatin of the cell nucleus into a threadlike form that condenses into chromosomes, each of which separates longitudinally into two parts, one part of each chromosome being retained in each of the two new daughter cells. When conditions of growth (cell division) are right (proper environmental conditions, temperature, pressure, etc.) and sufficient nutrients, the “threadlike forms” can penetrate ordinary ceramic structure and create bacterial cells on the inside of ceramic elements. The Sterasyl™ grade filter elements incorporate pure silver into the porous ceramic shell, which inhibits mitosis or “grow-through”.