Durable plastic unit for counter-top use only. Easy installation!
designer counter-top model offers the convenience of being able to
connect to your existing faucet using a high-tech diverter valve. Reduces
a wide range of contaminants including Cysts, Lead, PCBs, MTBE,
Mercury, Asbestos, Chloramine, VOCs and many more other contaminants of
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pollutants successfully reduced by this filter
Ask about automatic delivery of replacement cartridges once or
twice per year.
MultiPure Independent Distributor, ID# 167894What is a carbon block water filter? What are its advantages?
Carbon block is a type of charcoal filter that is so densely
compressed that even microscopic bacteria cannot penetrate.
Unlike loose granular charcoal filters that are inexpensive and
commonly found in supermarkets or hardware stores, these filters
force water to penetrate through an enormous surface area. Due
to a special activating process, complex geometric lattices are
created that increase the absorptive area. If flattened out, it
would cover the surface of a tennis court! Since charcoal is
like a sponge for chlorine, pesticides, gases, and many other
organic compounds, the more time water spends going through it,
the cleaner it gets. But the more advanced carbon block designs
can also remove very high percentages of heavy metals such as
lead, and bacteria and cysts such as E. coli, protozoa, giardia,
How the Filter Works
MultiPure Drinking Water Systems’ replaceable
triple-action filter has been formulated using materials
that will provide the highest quality drinking water
without removing the healthful, natural minerals.
MultiPure's carbon block filters combine mechanical
filtration, electrokinetic adsorption, and physical
adsorption to provide the most effective contaminant
Mechanical Filtration: The filtration process begins with water passing
through a graded density 5-micron pre-filter that
traps dirt, sand, and particles that affect the taste,
odor, and overall appearance of your water. Then
the water passes through the highly compacted solid
carbon block where direct mechanical interception
of particles as small as 0.5 micron occurs. Asbestos,
cysts, and turbidity are reduced through mechanical
filtration at the sub-micron level.
Electrokinetic Adsorption: The graded density prefilter acquires a positive
molecular charge as water passes through it. Since
most colloidal contaminants exhibit a negative charge
in solution, the media fibers will electrokinetically
attract charged colloidal particles too small for
removal by mechanical straining.
highly compacted carbon block filter media is a blend
of selected activated carbons and other materials
that reduce aesthetic contaminants and health-related
contaminants. Many carbons are selected with a high
surface area and high retentivity characteristics.
The materials are formed into a carbon block, which
is densely compacted to provide longer contact time
and outstanding performance that cannot be achieved
with other filtration technologies. Multi-Pure’s
carbon block filter effectively adsorbs contaminants
with health significance, including chlordane, lead,
mercury, MTBE, PCBs, Toxaphene, and VOCs, plus aesthetic
contaminants such as chlorine and chloramine.
carbon block filter is engineered so that contaminants
removed by mechanical filtration will cause the flow
rate to decrease, and the filter will clog. It is
recommended that the filter be replaced when the
first of the following occurs: (a) annually; (b)
the unit's rated capacity is reached; (c) the flow
rate diminishes; (d) the filter becomes saturated
with bad tastes and odors.
The effectiveness of any drinking
water treatment device is measured by the performance
of its filter. MultiPure provides the best in water
The Different Filters and Their Installation Options
"With the under-sink unit, all you see on the counter is a spigot."
install this filter above or below the sink. The under-sink
model has its own spigot on top. The photo shows the spigot and
the diagram shows the installation under the sink. This is a
semi-permanent installation that involves some minor plumbing.
Counter-top models use the same filter cartridge but have a
housing that attaches to the faucet end via a double tube. The
faucet works normally for washing dishes and is easily diverted
to the cartridge by turning a valve. Water travels through the
filter in one tube and returns to the faucet via the second
tube. The counter-top models install easily by adding a diverter
valve on the faucet tip. The under-sink models require tapping
into the cold water line and possibly drilling a hole for the
new filter spigot, which could require a plumber. You can
install this filter underneath your sink leaving only a spigot.
For more transient circumstances, choose the counter-top version
of this filter. It sits adjacent to the faucet and draws water
from it via a tube. In either stainless steel version, the
filter is rated for 750 gallons. Typically, this means only one filter
change per year. All units are NSF certified.
Stainless Steel housing body.
more about carbon block filters and other methods of water
purification, read: Sproutman's Water The Ultimate Cure