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Super Sterasyl Replacement Element 9" for use with British Berkefeld Systems
Super Sterasyl Replacement Filter -for use with British Berkefeld Systems


 
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Super Sterasyl Water Filter Elements

Inhibiting Mitosis

The Super Sterasyl™ ceramic filter is designed to trap bacteria mainly on the outer surface of the ceramic element preventing them from passing through into the drinking water.

Given favorable temperature and pressure conditions, the accumulated bacteria could proliferate and grow unless prevented by some means. To inhibit this our elements are manufactured with a small amount of silver in the ceramic shell. When the bacteria comes into contact with the silver impregnated ceramic, their growth is inhibited.

About Super Sterasyl Filters

At the core of the Super Sterasyl™ ceramic filter element is the most basic of elements...EARTH. This is the same substance which artisans, first in Asia then in Europe, refined into exquisite porcelain and pottery of the Shoguns and Kings. This material is Diatomaceous Earth [D.E.], a fossil substance, made up of tiny silicon shells left by trillions of microscopic, one celled algae called diatoms that have inhabited the waters of the earth for the last 150 million years.

Diatoms have one property that sets them apart from other micro organisms. They weave microscopic shells which they use for the protection and locomotion. These shells are covered with a pattern of tiny holes so regular that even the slightest change in their design usually signifies a different species. As the diatoms died, their shells survived, slowly piling up in deposits at the bottom of geological lakes and lagoons. When these lakes dried up, what remained were huge deposits of "diatomaceous earth". Today there are over 1500 uses for Diatomaceous Earth, from abrasives for toothpaste, filtering agents for water and milk, heat insulators for kilns, to polishing agents in nail polishes, and many many more.

The latest designs of Super Sterasyl™ filter elements incorporate silver impregnated into a porous ceramic outer shell [80,000,000 pores] that can trap 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 element or in the ceramic's pores is inhibited by the silver. 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 many times before the ceramic material is exhausted.

This Super Sterasyl Filter Element is designed to fit the Crown Berkey Water Filter System.

Specifications :

Weight: 0 pounds
Length: 0"
Width: 2"
Height: 9"

The core of the Super Sterasyl ceramic filter element is made of the most basic element...Earth. Artisans in Asia and Europe first refined this substance to create exquisite porcelain and pottery for the Shoguns and Kings. The type of earth used is called Diatomaceous Earth [D.E.]. It is literally trillions of fossils left by microscopic, one-celled algae called diatoms that have inhabited the waters of the earth for the last 150 million years.

Filter Cleaning Instructions

How to Clean Your Filters

You can easily refresh the flow rate of the ceramic filter by brushing the outer surface with a soft toothbrush or Scotch-Brite¨ pad under running water. As you brush off the top layer of ceramic and the contaminants, a new layer becomes available. This process can be repeated over and over before the ceramic material is exhausted.

  1. Carefully remove the ceramic filter from the upper chamber.
  2. Using a soft toothbrush or soft scouring pad (3M Scotch-Brite¨ or similar), scrub the filter under running water or in a bowl of water. Always brush away from threaded mount, taking care not to contaminate the mount. Never use soap or detergents.
  3. Replace the filter in the upper chamber. Be sure that sealing washer is properly seated by turning nut until tight.

    Note: Rubber gloves are suggested.

SUPER STERASYL CERAMIC FILTER ELEMENT

The core of the Super Sterasyl ceramic filter element is made of the most basic element...Earth. Artisans in Asia and Europe first refined this substance to create exquisite porcelain and pottery for the Shoguns and Kings. The type of earth used is called Diatomaceous Earth [D.E.]. It is literally trillions of fossils left by microscopic, one-celled algae called diatoms that have inhabited the waters of the earth for the last 150 million years.

Diatoms have a unique ability to weave microscopic shells that they then use for protection and locomotion. These shells are permeated with tiny holes in a pattern so unifrom that even the slightest change in their design usually signifies a different species. As the diatoms died, their shells survived, slowly piling up in deposits at the bottom of geological lakes and lagoons. When these lakes dried up, what remained were huge deposits of "diatomaceous earth". Today there are over 1500 uses for Diatomaceous Earth, from abrasives for toothpaste, filtering agents for water and milk, heat insulators for kilns, to polishing agents in nail polishes, and many, many more. Super Sterasyl filter elements have porous ceramic outer shell made of Diatomaceous Earth. The tiny holes in these shells [80,000,000 pores] have been impregnated with pure that can trap 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.

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 many times before the ceramic material is exhausted.

A Closer Look Inside

Kieselguhr Ceramic--Stage One

Super Sterasyl ceramic is made from Kieselguhr Diatomaceous Earth and fired at incredibly high temperatures. Over 80,000 overlapping pores make up each element. The entire ceramic wall is impregnated with pure silver. 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 are trapped on the outside of the element while the water passes through the ceramic wall to the inside of the element.

Why Silver?

Over time, bacteria can become trapped either on the outside of the element or in the ceramic pores. If not controlled, they could grow and spread, polluting the filter. However, when the silver comes into contact with water, it releases small quantities of positively charged metals ions. The bacteria ingest these ions into their enzyme system and are neutralized. Silver has been long proven as a disinfectant which inhibits bacteriological colonization of the ceramic wall.

The Core--Stage Two Inside the 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

  • Removes Pathogenic (disease causing) Bacteria (>99.99%) - Cholera, Typhoid, Salmonella, Serratia, E. Coli, Fecal Coliform, Etc.
  • Removes (99.99%) Cryptosporidium Parvum and Giardia Lamblia Cysts (Beaver Fever)
  • Sub-Micron Particulate Filtration
  • Quickly and Easily Cleaned for Prolonged Life and Outstanding Economics
  • Inhibits Mitosis
  • Does not "Plug Up" Internally
  • No Tools Required to Service

Sterasyl ceramic filters have been available in the United States since since World War II and the ceramic shell of our Super Sterasyl element is an NSF Listed Component and is manufactured to meet NSF Standrad 42 for materials

Sterasyl are the only ceramic filters available today to be certified under both of these standards.

Super Sterasyl filtration elements are manufactured to the following international standards and have been tested and approved by the following independent bodies or agencies:

  • ISO-9000: 2000
  • Hyder Labs® UK
  • Spectrum Labs® UK
  • WRc® Mednenham UK
  • Clare Microbiology® UK
  • Loughborough University - UK
  • University of Arizona® USA
  • Thresh, Beale, and Suckling® UK
  • WRc Gwent® UK
  • Over Many Independent Laboratories Worldwide

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