Stage 1: Suspended Solids

Removes/Reduces: Some Sediments, Particulates, Turbidity (ex. rust, sand, dirt, clay)

Stage 2: Large Organics

Removes/Reduces: Some Large Organic Matter (ex. cysts, hair, dust, blood)


How it works.



Water flows to the bottom of the cartridge through central tubing. Pressure then forces the water upwards through a diffusion mesh, which helps evenly distribute the water across the filter media. The water then passes through the filter media before exiting through the containment mesh and moving on to the next phase. Click on the spots dotting the image to identify the different parts of the filter and what they do. 

Mechanical Reduction

Mechanical reduction is simply a sieving process. Water passes through a porous structure, and particles that exceed the size of the pores are left behind. The more depth (or thickness) a filter has, the longer its life span, allowing it to work effectively for a longer period of time. The REMOVE phase utilizes depth filters in order to mechanically remove large contaminants and to extend the life of filters further down the line. 


Contaminant reduction data.

All of our systems include this initial REMOVE phase, and then go on to one of three membrane phases, ULTRANANO, or REBOOT, that all exceed this phase’s reduction capabilities (we simply include the REMOVE phase to extend the life of these delicate membrane filters). Click one of the membranes individually to see the cumulative mechanical reduction data, or click here to compare them.