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  • How many litres of water can each cartridge filter?
    The different cartridges can filter between 10.000 and up to 36.000 litres. Actually some of them can filter up to 100.000 litres and still perform well, but we do advise to follow the recomended changing intervals to avoid any chance of bacterial buildup. In certain areas and even locally in some streets and buildings the water and/ or piping can be in a state where much more material and general dirt, rust and other substances are added to the water, which can fill up the cartridge early and therefore begin to perform poorly. Under souch circumstances the cartridge will need to be replaced earlier.
  • How high can the temperature of the filter cartridge be?
    All our 10" drinking water cartridges can handle temperatures between 5 and 55ºC
  • What are the dimensions of the Activo under sink filter housing?
    The filter housing is 31,00 cm high and has a diameter of 10,50 cm. It takes up the same space as a normal wine bottle, so you can test if you have the space available like that.
  • What are the dimensions of the Activo Mesa table top filter housing?
    The Activo Mesa is 33,50 cm high and has a diameter of 14,00 cm.
  • Can i change to a different cartridge type later?
    All our 10" drinking water cartridges fit in all drinking water filter housings. So if you either want to increase the filter level or virse versa, it is not a problem.
  • Is a Brita style pitcher filter not enough?
    Tap- and pitcher filters generally rely solely on filtration through granular activated carbon. While granular activated carbon is effective in removing odor and taste, as well as a range of impurities, the limitation with this type of filter is that they often contain a very small amount of activated carbon and "only" use granulated carbon, which has a filtration capacity of about 1/10 of an activated carbon block cartridge. Furthermore, the time the water spends in contact with the carbon, especially with small faucet-mounted devices, is too short to provide efficient filtration.
  • Is boiling my water not killing all bacteria?
    Yes and no. A rolling boil for at least two minutes is effective in killing harmful organisms such as E.coli, giardia and cryptosporidium. However, boiling does not remove many other contaminants such as heavy metals; in fact, it concentrates them. While these contaminants do not often cause immediate acute sickness, long-term exposure to them is certainly unhealthy, especially at concentrated levels.
  • Will my carbon block cartridge filter out staphylococcus and E.Coli?
    With our coconut activated carbon block cartridges you will be able to filter out +100 impurities, but for filtering out staphylococcus and E.Coli you will need our 4 stage ultra fine UF Pro cartridge, which uses a ultra fine membrane of only 0,1μm (micrometers).
  • Can i install and maintain the filters myself?
    All the filters come with everything you need to install them quickly and trouble free. We include connecting hoses where they are needed and will be happy to assist you online or by phone if needed. Cartridge change is done easy and quickly with all our different types of filter housing and wrench is included where needed.
  • What to do with the used cartridges?
    All our cartridges are made of food grade materials and totally lead and BPA free, which means you can throw them out with your normal garbage.
  • Why use a coconut based solution instead of reverse osmosis filtration?
    Preservation of Essential Minerals: Coconut-based activated carbon selectively filters out impurities while retaining essential minerals in the water, ensuring a healthier and more balanced drinking experience. In contrast, reverse osmosis systems may strip water of beneficial minerals. Enhanced Taste and Odor Removal: Coconut-based activated carbon excels at improving the taste and eliminating odors from water, providing a more pleasant and refreshing drinking experience. Reverse osmosis systems may leave water tasteless and devoid of natural flavors. Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness: Utilizing coconut shells, a byproduct of the coconut industry, for water filtration is an environmentally friendly choice. Coconut-based activated carbon promotes sustainability by repurposing waste, while the production of reverse osmosis systems can be resource-intensive. Cost-Effectiveness: Coconut-based activated carbon block filters are generally more cost-effective than reverse osmosis systems. The maintenance and replacement costs associated with coconut-based filters are often lower, making them a budget-friendly choice for long-term use. Easy Installation and Maintenance: Coconut-based activated carbon block filters are designed for easy installation, making them accessible to both households and businesses. Their simplicity extends to maintenance, providing a hassle-free water filtration solution compared to the more complex maintenance requirements of reverse osmosis systems. Energy Efficiency: Coconut-based filtration operates without the energy-intensive process of reverse osmosis. This makes coconut-based activated carbon block filtration a more energy-efficient option, contributing to a greener and more sustainable water filtration solution. Porous Structure for Efficient Filtration: The porous structure of coconut-based activated carbon facilitates efficient adsorption, trapping a wide range of impurities and contaminants. This allows for thorough filtration without the water wastage often associated with reverse osmosis systems. Compatibility with Various Water Systems: Coconut-based activated carbon block filters are versatile and compatible with different water systems. Whether integrated into a home filtration unit or used in commercial applications, coconut-based filters provide flexibility in their application.
  • Why is your shower water filter "only" a 6 stage filter?
    You will find many shower water filters with 10 or 15 stage filtration and claims about benefits and filtration abilities that sound almost too good to be true. A shower water filter has however a limit to how big it can actually be and still be practical and fit with most shower setups, meaning the amount of material that can be used for each filter layer is limited. Therefore a 15 stage shower water filter will have a very limited amount of material in each layer. This might not matter much with most of the layers as they do not make any difference and just make it sound "amazing", but it also means the materials that will actually make a difference, is very limited. In all efficient shower filters you will find a high amount of calcium sulfite, KDF 55 and coconut based active carbon. Those are the ones to look out for if you want your water filtered efficiently. Some will however cut corners and use cheaper KDF and traditional wood based carbon, which is not as effective. So make sure when choosing your next shower water filter you know what materials are used and do not be impressed with claims that the high number of layers actually does anything better for your skin, hair and most importantly, your health.
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