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Filter Tests

                 These are results from testing of the copper-zinc KDF filter media. 

  The test does not 
consider the added carbon, or the optional fluoride filter cartridges or                     other cartridges with which we combine kdf in our many types of filters.


                       Learn more about activated alumina to
                                     filter fluoride here:

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activated_alumina


                                   MORE FILTER MATERIAL MEANS MORE FILTRATION
                                   See Table One below for the most informative data. 
                                            It shows output water vs. requirements.


INDEPENDENT LABORATORY TEST RESULTS

*No copper or zinc were added to the challenge water; no present acceptable levels are set for these elements, however it is anticipated that standards will be established. **Below limit of detection

 

 

Resume general water test

510

14

ca day 4

ca 25

8 hr shutdown

500

13

 

 

ca 50

8 hr shutdown

510

13

 

ca 75

8 hr shutdown

510

18

 

ca 90

start 60 hr shutdown

510

16

 

  

 

restart test

500

2

 

ca 100

8 hr shutdown

520

15

 

 

ca 120

Start high TDS water test 80 vol + 8 hr shutdown

510

17

 

 

 

 

resume high TDS to 100 vols Start low TDS water test 80 vol + 8 hr shutdown

510

20

5.1.2 Chemical: The arithmetic average of the active agent of each test unit shall not exceed the MCL of the U.S. EPA Primary Drinking Water Regulations, or a similar standard established by any U.S. federal regulatory agency for materials not included in the U.S. EPA regulations. No single sample shall exceed the MCL by more than the established analytical error for the method used.

5.2 Chemical Units: Chemical reduction shall be substantiated by tests showing compliance with the minimum requirements specified as follows:

5.2.1 Chemical Reduction: Shall reduce the specified contaminant/s as shown in Table 1.

Complies. See Table 1.

Note: The results given in this table are the readings at 100 percent of manufacturer's listed capacity.


                                     Table 1

 

 

 

Concentration:

Chemical Concentration, Parts per million (mg/l)

Input Water

Unit Output

Maximum Allowed

TTHM (as CHC13)

0.55

.002

<0.1

Lead (as PbC12)

0.16

.000**

<0.025

Fluoride

8.00

1.32

<1.4    *****

Nitrate (as N)

30.0

8.8

<10.0

Barium

10.0

.035

<1.0

Arsenic

0.32

.000**

<0.05

Cadmium

0.030

.004

<0.01

Chromium VI

0.151

.011

<0.05

Chromium 111

0.153

.009

<0.05

Selenium

0.013

.002

<0.01

Mercury

0.0066

.000**

<0.002

Endrin

0.0007

.0001

<0.0002

Lindane

0.012

.0001

<0.004

Methoxychlor

0.31

.003

<0.1

Toxaphene

0.015

.001

<0.005

2,4 D

0.30

.21

<0.1

Silvex (2,4,5 TP)

0.032

.001

<0.01

Copper

0.000*

3.32

*

Zinc

0.000*

7.99

*

Aluminum (AlCl3)

2.0

.93

***

Sulfur (As H2S)

1.0

.000**

***

Chlorine (As Cl3)

3.0

.000**

***

Iron (FeCl3)***

1.0

.000**

***

*No copper or zinc were added to the challenge water; no present acceptable levels are set for these elements, however it is anticipated that standards will be established. "Below limit of detection. ***Added because of advertising claims.

***** NOTE ADDED BY friendsofwater.com.  This shows fluoride removal from the SECOND cartridge used in a 2-canister FLUORIDE PLUS FILTER.  The first canister, targeting fluoride in particular, will filter fluoride to a much higher degree. In our 2-canister filter, this cartridge removes additional fluoride after it has gone through the first cartridge.

5.4 Working pressure and hydrostatic performance.

5.4.1.1 Complete assemblies shall withstand a hydrostatic pressure equal to 2.4 times the working pressure or 300 psig, whichever is greater, for 15 minutes without leakage of water from the unit.

Complies. When pressurized to 300 psig at 180 degrees F, there was no failure or leakage of the end of 15 minutes at pressure.

5.4.3 Disposable pressure vessels and all replaceable components subject to line pressure shall be constructed for a working pressure of at least 125 psig and shall meet the following requirements: 5.2 Chemical Units: Chemical reduction shall be substantiated by tests showing compliance with the minimum requirements specified as follows:

Complies. See paragraph 5.4.1.1 above.

Complies.

General Performance

Burst test, non metallic pressure vessels

Minimum design burst pressure is equal to 4 times the working pressure or 500 psig, whichever is the greater.

Complies. Burst pressure: 933 psig

5.5 Filter media: All finer media which may be subject to plugging shall be supported to withstand for 15 minutes a pressure differential of 75 psig or a pressure differential equal to the maximum pressure drop the product design will permit when installed under a line pressure of 125 psig without breakdown which would permit the passage of untreated water or media into the effluent.

Complies.

Filter Media Test Input turbidity: 11 TU Effluent turbidity, initial* 0.7 TU Effluent turbidity, 50 % 0.8 TU Requirement: Effluent turgidity to be 1.0 TU or less; Effluent shall contain no media. *The unit was purged prior to test to remove carbon dust.

5.6 Rated pressure drop: In line entire system units shall not have more than a 10 psig initial pres sure drop at the rated service flow. This does not apple if the unit has an integral flow control or orifice. These units shall meet the requirements of 5.7. Rated Pressure Drop Pressure drop: 2.1 psi

5.7 Rated service flow: 1 gpm

5.7.1 The rated service flow shall be as specified by the manufacturer.

Complies. Measured flow 1.32 gpm

6 instruction and information

6.0 Operation, maintenance and installation instructions must comply with the requirements of this

section.

Complies. Installation instructions are provided; there are no user maintenance requirements.

6.1 The units must be labeled in compliance with the requirements of this section.

6.3 Purchase and sales information must comply with the requirements of this section.

Complies.

BACTERIOSTATIC TEST | KDF DRINKING WATER | CT-10S | UC-200 & IL-200

ams Laboratories Pty Ltd

ABN 47 075 467 757

                                                                                           118 Hattersley St

 

ROCKDALE NSW 2216

Australia .

Tel: +61 (2) 95678544

Fax: +61 (2) 95678228

Email: enquiries@amslabs.com.au

ASINZS 4348:1995 Compliance Testing

Certificate of Analysis

Dated: 22/04/03


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