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British Berkefeld Doulton ceramic elements

The latest designs of Doulton®  British Berkefeld  "Super Sterasyl" ceramic water  filter elements incorporate pure silver impregnated into a porous ceramic outer shell [80,000,000 pores] that can trap waterborne bacteria down to as low as .22 of a micron in particle size [1/100,000 of an inch]. Laboratories consider a filtering medium with an effective pore size of .01 micron to .45 micron to be bacteriologically sterile and .45 micron to 1.0 micron to be bacteriologically safe. Regrowth of bacteria that becomes trapped either on the outside of the Doulton element or in the ceramic's pores are controlled by the silver which, on contact with water, releases small quantities of positively charged metals ions. These ions are taken into the enzyme system of the bacteria's cell and thereby neutralize it. The flow rate of the ceramic filter can be easily renewed by simply brushing its outer surface under running water. As the top layer of ceramic and the contaminants are brushed off and flushed away, a new layer becomes available. This process can be repeated dozens of times before the Doulton ceramic shell is exhausted.

A Closer Look Inside

Doulton® ceramic is made from Kieselguhr Diatomaceous Earth and fired at incredibly high temperatures. Over 80,000 overlapping pores make up each Doulton element. This feature provides absolute mechanical filtration to .9 of a micron (.5 ANSI). 99.99% rejection of bacteria and cysts. Bacteria and any other foreign particles that my be present in your water are trapped on the outside of the element while the water passes through the ceramic wall to the inside of the element.

This simply means self sterilizing. The entire ceramic wall is impregnated with pure 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 Doulton Ceramic shell is a post filter which is manufactured by using a treated granular carbon to form a tightly packed matrix. This post filter provides Chemical Reduction of chlorine, pesticides, solvents, etc.

Key Features
  • REDUCES PATHOGENIC (disease causing) BACTERIA - Cholera, Typhoid, Salmonella, Serratia, E. Coli, Fecal Coliform, Etc.
  • Removes Cryptosporidium Parvum and Giardia Lamblia Cysts (Beaver Fever)
  • Sub-Micron Particulate Filtration
  • Quickly and Easily Cleaned for Prolonged Life and Outstanding Economics
  • Self Sterilization
  • Cannot "Plug Up" Internally
  • No Tools Required to Service

    Doulton® water filters have been available in the United States since since World War II and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation NSF under Standards 53 and 42 for specified products and claims:
  • Health Effects,
  • Turbidity Reduction,
  • Cyst Removal,
  • Self Sterilizing
  • Particulate Reduction,
  • Taste and Odor Reduction
  • Doutlon water filters are the only ceramic filters available today to be certified under both of these standards.

    Doulton® water filter are manufactured to the following international standards and have been tested and approved by the following independent bodies or agencies:
  • British Standard 5750
  • ISO - 9002
  • The World Health Organization
  • Department of Health (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Water Research Council (London, England)
  • University of Arizona (USA)
  • Spectrum Labs (Minneapolis, USA)
  • WRC (Buckingham Shire, England)
  • National Sanitation Foundation (Standards 42 & 53)
  • Hyder Labs, Cheshire England
  • Loughborough University, England
  • Thresh, Beale & Suckling Laboratories, England.
  • Clare Microbiological Laboratories, England
  • Severn Trent Laboratories, England
  • Over Many Independent Laboratories Worldwide

    British Berkefeld Doulton® filters have stood the test of time. Used by Royalty, Missionaries and Relief Organizations for over 140 years in over 150 countries throughout the world.