Fig 1: A single strand of microglass coated in nano-fibres. Visible as fuzz on the surface.
Fig 2: 3 x 0.65 micron microglass fibres coated with 0.002 micron nano-fibres forming a pore size of approximately 3 x 2 microns.
Fig 3: Retained silica particles (simulated virus) at 0.025 microns captured by nano-fibre matrix.
NanoCeram-PAC® is built around a pleated media scaffold. As a result there are no weak points that can be exploited and no channels can be formed. 100% of the carbon is available - 100% of the time
The size of the individual carbon particles in a filter dramitically affects its chemical removal performance. In standard filters the average size of each carbon grain is approximately 250 to 500 microns.
As a result, NanoCeram-PAC® effectively removes a wide range of harmful contaminants down to virus level and chemicals including;
In a NanoCeram-PAC® filter the average grain size is a tiny 8 microns. This significantly improves filtration performance while extending cartridge life.
• Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs)
•Humic Compounds and Tannins
• Disinfection by Products (DPBs)
Building on the breakthrough performance of NanoCeram® technology, a new era of chemical free water filtration has arrived.
Carbon Filter Limitations
Ordinary carbon filters typically suffer from three significant design flaws:
Glues and Adhesives
Standard carbon filters require adhesives to bind the carbon into the shape of the filter. These adhesives block up to 20% of the carbon pores and reduce the surface area available for chemical adsorption.
Prolonged exposure to water can break down adhesives. There are growing health concerns raised by the chemicals from these adhesives potentially leaching back into the filtered water.
A continuous flow of water will form channels to flow through. Once the carbon around these channels becomes clogged, the water flows through untreated.
Adhesive and Chemical Free
NanoCeram-PAC® – Carbon Evolved
Glue and Adhesive FREE
NanoCeram-PAC® eliminates adhesives by employing the natural ‘electro-adhesive’ forces of nano-fibres to bind fine carbon powder to its surface. No glues means there are no chemicals to leach.
NanoCeram-PAC® eliminates traditional carbon limitations by combining virus level sub-micron filtration with high efficiency chemical removal to produce a filter that significantly outperforms carbon block and Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter cartridges.
Virtually all contaminants in the sub-micron range such as bacteria, viruses and colloidal particles, are electro-negative in water. They are naturally attracted to a positive electro force, in a similar way that iron filings are attracted to a magnet.
The physics applying at the nano scale means NanoCeram® nano-fibres posess a very powerful electro-positive force that easily attracts sub-micron contaminants. In one square meter of NanoCeram® filter media there is in excess of 42,000 square meters of active surface area that is available for the capture and removal of;
• Pathogenic Cysts
• Submicron Particulates
• Heavy Metals
• Colloidal Contaminants
Once captured contaminants are safely and securely held in place until the filter is ready for replacement.
White spots on these cellulose fibre stalks are T4 phage virus (0.06 to 0.09 microns) Note:
The actual nano-fibres at 0.002 microns are not visible.
Originally developed in partnership with NASA for the US Space Program, NanoCeram® filter media combines the traditional benefits of pleated filters;
• High Flow Rates
• Proven Durability
• Long Life
• Virus Level Reduction
with a nano material breakthrough that gives rise to a new class sub-micron filtration technology with outstanding contaminant removal performance.
• >99.9999% at 0.2 microns
• >99.997% at 0.02 microns
• Very Low Pressure Drop
• Wide pH Ranges Effective from pH 4 to pH 9
• High Dirt Retention
25 x Higher
• Heavy Metal Protection – Copper, Iron, Lead
Standard filters remove contaminants based on the physical pore size of the contaminant and the media used to capture it. A NanoCeram® filter, composed of natural cellulose and microglass fibres, creating a 2-3 micron pore size, works on similar principle but with one key difference.
The fibres in a NanoCeram® filter are coated with trillions of nano-fibres only 0.002 microns in diameter.
These fibres are barely twice the size of a single water molecule and many times smaller than the virus level sub-micron contaminants they target for removal.
It is the unusual properties of these nano-fibres that transforms an ordinary water filter into a NanoCeram® Superfilter.
2–3 micron Microglass fibres coated in NanoCeram® nano-fibres (fuzz) at 0.002 microns 2,000 x Magnification