Portable Camping/Traveling Water Filter is ideal for those on the go! Whether taking your family on vacation or going on a business trip, you can enjoy safe and great tasting water anywhere.
It is quick and easy to install and use,stylish, convenient, and effectively removes hundreds of contaminants from water (if present).
Travel Countertop Water Filter features:
Water travels through 4 stages of filtration:
In stage 1, Water flows through pre and post five - micron filter pads (1 micron equals 1/25,000th of an inch), which remove suspended particles such as silt, sediment, cyst (Giardia, Cryptosporidium), sand, rust, dirt, and other un-dissolved matter.*
In stage 2,Water flows through a bed of media made of a special high-purity alloy blend of two dissimilar metals - copper and zinc (KDF-55D ®, and KDF-85D ® ). KDF is a major advancement in water treatment technology that works on the electro-chemical and spontaneous-oxidation-reduction (REDOX) principles. Chlorine is instantaneously and almost inexhaustibly oxidized.
Tests on KDF/GAC cartridge have shown 99+% chlorine removal past 20,000 gallons of water. In comparison, carbon cartridges of comparable volumes drop below 90% effectiveness after only 4,000 gallons.
Iron and hydrogen sulfide are oxidized into insoluble matter and attach to the surface of the media. Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper, nickel, chromium, cadmium, aluminum, and other dissolved metals are removed from the water by the electrochemical process. They are attracted to the surface of the media, much like a magnet. The media inhibits bacterial growth throughout the entire unit. In fact, it has been shown to be reduced up to 90%, eliminating the need for silver, which is commonly used in carbon-only filters (silver is considered a pesticide by the EPA and, as such, must be registered with them).
Is copper or zinc added to the water in any significant amount? On 2.3 ppm chlorinated water, <0.05 mg/l copper and only 0.46 mg/l zinc were measured. The EPA aesthetic levels are 1.0 mg/l for copper and 5.0 mg/l for zinc. Both zinc and copper are essential minerals for good health - the FDA recommends a daily intake of 15 mg of zinc and 2 mg of copper.
In stage 3, Water flows through granulated activated carbon (GAC). GAC is universally recognized and widely used as an effective adsorbent for a wide variety of organic contaminants, such as chlorine (99.9%), chemicals linked to cancer (THM's, benzine) pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, volatile organic compounds (VOC's), PCB's, MTBE's and hundreds of other chemical contaminants that may be present in water causing bad taste and odor
Carbon is extremely porous and provides a large surface area for contaminants to collect. Carbon-only filters must also use their capacity for chlorine removal, resulting in a shortened life. They also may use a bituminous coal carbon, which is good at removing chlorine, but not as effective at removing chemicals. We use a high-grade coconut shell carbon that is most effective at removing chemicals. Coconut shell carbon provides a significantly higher volume of micro-pores than either coal, wood or lignite based carbon. As a result, it is more effective than other carbon types in removing trihalomethanes (THM's) and other chemicals from municipally supplied water. Since our REDOX media removes the chlorine before it reaches the carbon, the carbon capacity is not wasted on chlorine and is free to concentrate more effectively on organic contaminants.
In stage 4, Water flows through another five-micron filtration pad for further reduction of undesirable particles. The end result is elimination of a wide variety of contaminants.
Camping Travel Filter specifications:
- A diverter valve switches between filtered and unfiltered water.
- Conveniently provides up to 5,000 gallons of clean and purified water.
- Flow rate is .5 to 1 gallon per minute
This is a Disposable countertop water filter, which means it has no replacement cartridge, the system is discarded after it passed its usage period.
This produc is manufactured using Ion Exchange Resin that meets standard ANSI 61/42 WQA Seal Certified, GAC wich meets standard ANSI 42 NSF certified, KDF which meets standard ANSI 61/42 Certified, and pre and post one micron pads from ISO 9001 approved manufacturers.
Question: Can this filter be stored for several months after original usage and then used again?
Answer: Yes, it can be done. Filter uses a bacteriostatic media (KDF) to prevent bacteria from growing inside, which significantly extends its life. To store filter after original usage, let all the water run out, dry it the best you can and store in a dry place. The best place to store the filter is sealed in a plastic bag in a refrigerator, to prevent bacteria from growing. When you need to use filter again, flush it with running water in the following pattern: "5 minutes on, 5 minutes off" for 2 or 3 times. We do not suggest how many times this can be done, it depends entirely on how long you use the filter and on the levels of contamination of water sources used.