AQUACRISTAL CARTRIDGE – Ovopur Water Filters
The AQUACRISTAL is a leading edge filter cartridge made of re-usable Pyrex glass and designed especially for the OVOPUR water filter. Filled with layers of activated carbon, quartz, KIDF55 and microporous bio-ceramics, it revolutionises the treatment of drinking water using a four stage filtration process that removes nearly all chemicals and pollutants without over-filtering or taking out those healthy minerals. The spent cartridges are then returned so that the glass housing can be re-used and the filtration media within it, recycled. Simply put your last 3 cartridges in the box provided, seal it and follow the post instructions written on the return parcel paper. We will then send the cartridges back to the manufacturer in order to recycle them and send them back to you.
THE SCIENCE BIT
Layer 1 Activated Carbon – this is used to trap pollutants that may be present in the tap water. Carbon can absorb up to 99% of nonpolar, organic substances like mineral oils, BTEX, aromatic polyhydrocarbons, phenols (chlorine), halogens (chloroform) and pharmaceutical residues. It is excellent for neutralising taste and smell, effectively removes yeast and micro-pollutants and absorbs traces of heavy metals.
Layer 2 KDF 55 (copper alloy and ultra pure zinc) – neutralises up to 99% of chlorine, lead, mercury, nickel, chromium and other heavy metals that may be found in drinking water.
Layer 3 Quartz Crystal – Quartz crystal sand is used to remove any lingering impurities from the water.
Layer 4 Microporous Bio-ceramics – As well as absorbing any chemical or residues that might be in the water, active bio-ceramics can soften and revitalise the water by reducing the size of its molecules.
The lifetime of the cartridge is 4 months with a filtration capacity of 2000L of tap water. It is essential to change the filter every 4 (four) months without fail. This will prevent the build-up of bacteria and pollutant overload of the filtration media. As a preventative measure, AQUAOVO recommend routinely washing the main tank every 30 days and performing a full unit maintenance when changing your filter cartridge every 4 (four) months. If you think you won’t be using your water filter for over a week, remove the filter and store in an airtight container in the fridge (do not freeze). Follow the getting started tips once you decide to start using it again.
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