Doulton Water Filters
Water, Is there a concern?
National newspapers, magazines and hosts of Government and private web sites are flooded with articles concerning the quality of our drinking water. They warn us about leaching from land fills, untreated runoff entering our rivers, acid rain, rotting storage tanks, lead, aluminium, excessive chlorination, bacteria outbreaks, deadly cysts in rural supplies and even fluoride concerns. Many articles call out to our local governments to do something. But do what and why?
Did you know that 98% of the water that enters a home is used for something other than drinking or cooking? Toilets, baths, dishwashers, laundry, and watering are the big ticket users. Government control of contaminant levels has become a fine balance between the taxes we are willing to pay and the cost of the technology required to achieve a higher standard. But then, does the toilet need a higher standard?
Bottled water is now the rage! Gallon jugs on our shopping lists, refill your own bottles and save! Better still, get home delivery of heavy,
clumsy, five gallon jugs that require a dedicated dispenser. Where do we
fit it all in our ever shrinking kitchens? We have even accepted paying
more for a small bottle of water than a can of pop. Interestingly, the
water used for that can of pop was purified to standards that may in many
countries exceeds the standards for bottled water! Everything
considered, bottled water is a very limited supply at a very high cost.
What is the Answer?
For the last century Doulton has been producing economical home water treatment systems that give you the freedom of an unlimited supply of water whenever you need it for just pennies a day.
History In 1835 Queen Victoria recognized the health dangers in drinking water and commissioned Doulton to produce a drinking water filter for the Royal household. By 1901 Henry Doulton had been knighted, and his company honoured by authorizing it to use the word ROYAL in reference to its products. The efficiency of domestic Doulton water filters has been widely extended over the years to meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated uses. Doulton ceramic water filters are now in use in over 150 countries.
Doulton ceramic is made from Kieselguhr Diatomaceous Earth and fired to above 1000 degrees Celsius. Over 80,000 overlapping pores make up each element. This feature provides absolute mechanical filtration to .9 of a micron. 99.999% rejection of bacteria and cysts. Bacteria and any other foreign particles as small as .2 of a micron are trapped on the outside of the element while the water passes through the ceramic wall to the inside of the element. Doulton ceramic candles are rigorously tested and fully certified.
This simply means self sterilizing. The entire ceramic wall is impregnated with oligodynamic silver. Silver has been long proven as a disinfectant which insures that bacteria trapped in the ceramic's pores are killed thereby eliminating any threat of bacteria colonization.
Inside the Ceramic shell is a post filter which is manufactured by combining a zeolite metal ion reduction medium, granular carbon and powdered carbon to form a tightly packed matrix. This post filter provides two key features; Chemical Reduction (chlorine, pesticides, solvents, etc.) and Heavy Metal Reduction (lead, iron, aluminium, etc.) Medical authorities are now identifying heavy metals as key players in the degradation of mental health in humans. Follow the above links to see why you would want to remove these substances.
ELIMINATES BACTERIA - Cholera, Typhoid, Salmonella, Serratia, E. Coli, Fecal Coliform, Etc.
Doulton holds Certification, Accreditation, or Membership with the following Agencies:
|ISO 9002 Quality Standard|
|National Sanitation Foundation standards 42 and 53|
|Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)|
|Water Quality Association|
|Department of Health (Toronto, Canada)|
|Spectrum Labs (Minneapolis, USA)|
|Water Research Council (UK)|
|British 5750 Quality Standard|
|England's Water Research council (WRc) Performance Standards|
|California Department of Health|
|Over 50 Independent Laboratories Worldwide|
This elegant inexpensive counter top model attaches to your existing kitchen faucet in seconds. Excellent for residents where permanent installation is not desired. This unit's ease of mobility also makes it ideally suited for cottage and RV owners. Adapters are available to ensure compatibility with everything from traditional faucet designs to your common garden hose.
Designed for permanent installation this model comes complete with its own faucet and installation hardware. A No Tools to Service design makes this system simple to maintain. With the addition of extra hose, your fridge, ice machine, wet bar and even your humidifier can all be dispensing quality water from just one installation site.
The Doulton ceramic element is an excellent beginning for improving your drinking water, but with the addition of H2O's specialized cartridges you can economically turn your filtration system into a customized purification system. Additional stages can tackle problems such as excessive heavy metals, strong odors, elevated chemical content, nitrates and even fluoride reduction. The addition of one or more specialty cartridges will dramatically increase the removal efficiency of your entire system. Catalog
additional housings are simply "plugged in", one behind the other. They may be added at any time. These additional cartridges do not require cleaning. They are simply disposed of at the end of their rated life.
The pore structure of the ceramic element is designed to trap fine particles and bacteria. In doing so, the outside of the element will eventually require cleaning. The need for cleaning becomes evident as the water flow from the drinking faucet becomes reduced. When this occurs, remove the element and give it a light scrub under running water. This will restore the original flow of water. If it does not then this is a sign that the element is due for replacement.
These require only the removal of the air diffuser from your existing kitchen faucet. The diverter valve, which is already fitted to the supply hose, is then threaded onto the faucet and the installation is complete.
These models come complete with detailed instructions. Installation is easily within the capability of most Do It Yourselfers. Even if professional installation is required, it will be inexpensive due to the simplicity of the system's design.
For more information on health hazards such as chlorine and other drinking water contaminants please read through our "Health Topics" pages or review many of the information sites listed on our Research Page.
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