S.O.S. EMERGENCY CONTAINER WATER DISTILLERS & FILTERS

WATER DISTILLERS
WATER FILTERS - WATER BAG FILTER
WATER FILTERS - GRAVITY FEED
WATER SATCHELS AND LONG TERM SUPPLY
WATER TANK & COLLECTION EQUIPMENT

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WATER DISTILLER(S)

The ultimate Survival Tool - make your own distilled water, purchase with or without the high grade st/steel steamer, which can also be used as a cooker.

Life Saver Water Distiller Kit -- Item #CI-001:
Consists of:Extra High Capacity Spiral Condensing Coil Item #316L 10 feet of Food Grade Stainless Steel Tubing coiled into 7 coils
Overall height of coil: 12 inches (30 Centimeters)Diameter: 5 and 1/2 inches (11.4 Centimeters)
Food Grade / High Temperature Flexible Vinyl Tubing (1 piece), 2 feet (62.2 Centimeters).
Adjustable Stainless Steel Clamps (2) Activated Carbon Charcoal Post Filter 6/26/10
New Replacement Carbon Activated Filter Dimensions: 10" x 2"; product weight 1 lb. shipping weight if ships separately 2 lbs. 15 x more capacity, than previous 3 ounce filter.
The smaller Post-Filter originally used with the Life Saver Distiller Kit has been replaced by a larger filter that contains 30 times more Granular Activated Carbon (GAC).
GAC is used for two (2) purposes: To remove Volatile Evolved Gases created by Heavy Metals that may be present in the Raw source Water and To impart a final polish to the Distilled Water.
Now filters 1,500 gallons of water post distillation processes.
Fits on end of tubing... Item #1575 Grommet Seal (1piece) Grommet Sealant Glue (1 tube) Nylon Tie Fastener

(1) NON-KIT ITEMS TO BE SUPPLIED BY USER
Everything is furnished in the Do-It-Yourself Life Saver Distiller Kit – except for the following items that must be provided by the User:
A Plastic Bucket in which to install the Stainless Steel Condensing Coil.
A Boiling Chamber which can consist of a Pressure Cooker, Tea Kettle or Other Boiling Container, such as a Small Cooking Pot or Pan with a Food Grade Funnel inverted over the top of the pan to divert the steam into the condensing coil.
If a Funnel is used, it must be made of Food Grade Metal or Food Grade High Temperature Plastic.
For customers who don't already have a Pressure Cooker, we offer the Life Saver Stainless Steel Multi Purpose Steam Pot that is specifically manufactured and custom designed for use with the Life Saver Distiller Kit.
Multipurpose features include use as a Pressure Cooker, or in the manufacture or extraction of Essential Oils.
The Life Saver Distiller is over 99.9% effective in killing bacteria and other microbiological organisms and in removing all types of pollutants from ANY Type of Contaminated Water – even Raw Sea Water. More Information.
No modification whatsoever is made to the pressure cooker.

The pressure regulator weight is removed from the vent pipe on the lid the pressure cooker.
High temperature food/medical grade vinyl tubing is then attached to the vent pipe with the other end of the tubing attached to the stainless steel condensing coil that is immersed in a bucket of water to cool the steam and condense it into Pure Sterile Distilled Water.
The distilled water then flows through an Activated Charcoal Filter for a final "polishing" (to remove inorganic pollutants) and then the purified distilled water is sent into a collection container.
The carbon filter is the absolute last component in the process.

Life Saver Stainless Steel Multi-Purpose Steam Pot with Condensing Coil, Charcoal Post-Filter, Hook-Up Tubing and Accessory Items for the Life Saver Distiller Kit

For the most rapidproduction of Distilled Water, the Life Saver Water Distiller uses 3 metre of 316L Stainless Steel Tubing in its condensing coil, which is more than is used in most Household Electric Water Distillers.
It uses Food Grade 316 Stainless Steel in the Condensing Coil to prevent the leaching of hazardous metals into the Distilled Water which will ccur if the Condensing Coil is made of Copper or Aluminium.

The Life Saver Water Distiller Kit consists of the following components:

1. Extra High Capacity Spiral Condensing Coil: 3 Metres of 10mm Food-Grade 316L Stainless Steel -- coiled into 7 loops.Overall Height of Coil: 300 mm, Diameter: 514 mm
2. Food Grade/High Temperature Flexible Vinyl Tubing [1 Piece]. 622 mm
3. Adjustable Stainless Steel Clamps [2].
4. Activated Carbon [Charcoal] Post-Filter [1].
5. Grommet Seal [2].
6. Grommet Sealant Glue [1 Tube]


1. Pressure Cooker [Boiling Chamber].
2. Pressure Cooker Vent Pipe which is normally used for the Pressure Regulator Weight.
3. Food/Medical Grade High Temperature Flexible Vinyl Tubing is used to connect the Boiling Chamber to the Condensing Coil.
4. Condensing Coil inlet.
5. Condensing Coil.
6. 20 Litre Plastic Bucket filled with Raw Contaminated Water to act as a "Heat Sink",cooling the Steam Vapor in the Condensing Coil to produce Pure Distilled Water.
7. Condensing Coil outlet.
8. Activated Carbon [Charcoal] Post-Filter installed on Discharge Outlet of Condensing Coil.
9. Sterile Container for collection of Distilled Water.

HOW DOES THE LIFE SAVER DISTILLER WORK?

The condensing coil is installed inside the plastic bucket, with the discharge tube of the coil extending through the lower side of the bucket using a grommet seal that keepswater from leaking out of the bucket.
An Activated Carbon [Charcoal] Post-Filter is installed on the end of the coil discharge tube to dissipate volatile gases that may be carried with the steam from the boiling tank into the condensing coil.
The bucket is filled with raw untreated water which surrounds the condensing coil to act as a “Heat Sink” in dissipating the heat in the steam, condensing the steam into Pure Distilled Water./
The Boiling Chamber [Pressure Cooker] is connected to the condensing coil
Extra High Capacity Food-Grade 316L Stainless Steel Condensing Coil.
Installed in 5 gallon plastic bucket
For the most rapid production of Distilled Water, the Life Saver Water Distiller uses 10feet of Medical/Food Grade 316L Stainless Steel Tubing in its condensing coil.
By using a pressure cooker as the Boiling Chamber, the Life Saver distiller is capable of producing Pure Distilled water at the rate of up to 1 ounce per minute -- which is a faster production rate than with a Conventional Household Electric Water Distiller.
The actual production rate achieved in a particular situation depends on the source and intensity of the heat used to boil the water.


Pressure Cooker Supplied with Kit, note the vent on top, to which the hose will be connected to, to complete your Water Distillation Closed Circuit System, performing far better than most electrical distillers. After this, the hose connects to coil immersed in a bucket of cold water, supplied by customer, and then on to the carbon cartridge before exiting as PURE WATER, into your container

The Classic is made in the home of pressure cookers in Portugal of quality heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel and offers excellent workmanship and beautifully polished finish. This model also has a very thick (7.6mm) Thermic 'sandwich' base fully encapsulated in stainless steel and which is suited for use on all cook tops or burners (including induction). Silampos is renowned world wide for its quality cookware with a 10 year warranty on the stainless steel body This quality pressure cooker will give you a lifetime of simple, trouble free operation.
The perfect solution for fast, delicious, nutritious and economical home-cooked meals, as well as reliable steam generation for your water distillation kit. This 10 litre version is ideal for as general purpose tool.

FEATURES
No burning hot spots due to heat diffusion through the extra thick Thermic base.
Incorporates three (3) independent & controlled pressure release safety systems.
Heavy Duty 18/10 stainless steel.
Includes an aluminium steaming basket & stainless steel tripod. (not required for distillation)
Short handles are ideal for easy storage.
Conforms to all European and international specifications.
Comes with full 10 year Manufacturer's Warranty from date of purchase.
Pot diameter = 24.5cm & internal pot height = 22cm.

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OTHER PRODUCTS . . .

Water storage drums,
Desalinating equipment
Emergency Water Supplies
Aqua Blocks, Aqua Liters and May Day, MayDay pouches, comprise our Emergency Water Supplies for Emergency Preparedness and for Camping. All Coast Guard Approved.
Filtering Bottles and Canteens -- Pres2Pure, Safari Outback, Filtering Canteens, H2O2GO with .2 micron filtration. Pres 2 Pure Canteen is perfect for scouting, camping & emergencies.
Water Way 27 ounce Water Filtering Bottle with Bioguard technology Bigger and Better!
British Berkefeld Water Filters, Used around the world to filter ground water, stream, river, pond and well water of organic, and parasitic contamination.
Super Sterasyl Filters are cleanable and Silver impregnated. Countertop Models.
Water Purifiers -- Aerobic Stabilized Oxygen, Purification Tablets, Purification Drops, Iodine, H2O2, and Liquid Oxygen Solutions and First Need Non-Chemical Purifier. Great for backpacking, hiking and survival.
Desalinating Equipment Removes salt from salt water for the purpose of potable water.
Water Distillers & Desalinating Equipment - Simple easy to use Water Distillers, designed to fit on the Volcano Sr. Stove for removing organic and inorganic contaminants as well as radiation.
Water Storage -- Barrels, Drums, Spigots, Pumps, and Bags comprise the many types of water storage containers and accessories that are available
Doulton Super Sterasyl Filter, British Berkefeld Travel Filter, Pres2Pure Filtering Canteen, Mission Filter Information

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Aqua Blocks -- Aqua Blox, By the Case of 27/ 8.45 oz. Boxes!
Individual water rations for long term storage.
Each hermetically sealed foil lined box contains 8.45 fl. ounces purified, sterile drinking water and straw.
Completely FDA approved pure delicious drinking water.
Because they are sterile the Aqua Blocks are also used for medial purposes i.e. wound cleaning, and frozen for ice packs.
Minimum 5 Year Shelf Life stored at 75 degrees F.
Stock up now! Aqua Blocks case of 27 # MDSIWI 18 lb. Ship Wt.
Minimum order is 3 cases unless purchasing with other items

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WATER FILTER BAG

The best water filter from British Berkefeld inside a strong platic bag - hang from tree and have clean water.

The bag filter kit is specifically designed for emergency and individual use.
Each kit comes complete with everything needed to turn dirty water into purified water within minutes.
This kit is ideal for domestic water emergencies, camping and caravanning and other situations where there is not a supply of clean drinking water.
However, coupled with readily available plastic containers (using the hole-maker provided) the bag filter kit can be transformed into a static kit.
Each kit comes ready assembled for immediate use. Bag capacity: 7.5 litres.
Filter flow: up to 5 litres / hour.
Filters are available in either Sterasyl or Super Sterasyl.

Purified water from virtually any freshwater source in minutes

Cleanwater has addressed the twin issues of efficiency and cost to develop a system that is suitable both for domestic emergencies, camping and caravanning, and for organisations and businesses such as schools, churches, clinics and hospitals throughout the world where access to clean and safe drinking water is an on-going problem.
High efficiency
Removes 99.99% of pathogenic bacteria, disease-causing cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, and particles. Long Life/Value for Money
Removes 99.99% of pathogenic bacteria, disease-causing cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, and particles. Anti-Bacterial Action
The Sterasyl filter candle is impregnated with colloidal silver to prevent bacterial growth removing the need to periodically sterilise the candle.Retains Essential Minerals
Keeps those minerals in the water that are beneficial to health.No Power Required
Cleanwater filters require no external source of power to function, making them effective in all situations where fresh water needs to be purified for safe drinking.Proven in extreme environments
Cleanwater filters have been tried and tested in various third-world situations changing the quality of life for many thousands of adults and children. How it works
Multi-stage filtration in one filter cartridge


The British Berkefeld® ceramic filter used in our water purification kits are impregnated with colloidal silver.
The filter purifies the unclean water by:
• Removing all sedimentary particles and suspensions down to 0.9 microns, thereby improving colour and taste of the water
• Killing 99.99% of harmful bacteria and cysts, including E-Coli, Cholera, Typhoid, Shigella, Klebsiella, Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
These are responsible for life-threatening diarrhoeal diseases.
Coupled with the siphon tube, purified water is delivered to the point of use at a rate of up to 5 litres per hour.

The filtration system works in three stages:
1. Outer shell - Micro Filtration
2. The colloidal silver content of the ceramic matrix kills
the bacteria
3. Self setting siphon tube - Conveys the water to the
point of use

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WATER FILTER(S) - STAINLESS STEEL AND CERAMIC CANDLES

Two thirds of the human body is water. Therefore, it is vital that the water we drink is clean and free from the potentially harmful contaminants, which commonly find their way into drinking water supplies. The simplest, most effective, low-cost way to ensure that drinking water is of the highest standard is to use a drinking water filter incorporated into a home water filtration system.

WORLD LEADER
Fairey Industrial Ceramics Limited (FICL), based in the United Kingdom, is the sole manufacturer of the world-famous range of Doulton® and British Berkefeld® ceramic drinking water filters. With over 150 years continuous manufacturing experience and Doulton® and British Berkefeld® in use in home water filtration systems in 140 countries world-wide, FICL is a global leader in water purification, helping to provide safe, clean, filtered drinking water to millions of people every day.
Our customers range from large organisations such as aid agencies and water cooler companies to small companies and individuals.
Our drinking water filters are even used on major Hollywood movie sets!
To service the needs of these diverse customers, FICL has set up a world-wide distribution network and has Regional Sales Managers based in various key territories around the globe.

QUALITY
Quality is at the forefront of everything we do.
All stages of drinking water filter production process adhere to the stringent BS EN ISO 9001 quality standards.
The ability to produce consistently high-quality, effective drinking water filters is what makes it different.
Our high quality standards are why the Doulton® and British Berkefeld® brand names are so well known and respected for use in home water filtration systems around the world.
NSF® and WRAS certificates, demonstrating that drinking water filters have passed the highest international testing standards.
Few other manufacturers of a water filter for home use can boast such accreditation.

Reasons For A Ceramic Filter
Ceramics started to become widely used for the filtration of drinking water in the 19th century. At that time, cholera outbreaks were a common occurrence in London.
Doulton & Co., with their factory on the banks of the River Thames, were in the perfect position to join the fight against water-borne disease.
In general, the smaller the pore size of a filter and the more complicated the path the water takes through the filter medium, the more effective it is at removing particles from water. A ceramic has a small and complex pore structure, making it an ideal filter medium.
Fairey Industrial Ceramics Limited (FICL) has taken ceramic technology to the next level. We are able to accurately control the pore structure of our Doulton® and British Berkefeld® ceramic drinking water filters, ensuring excellent product consistency.
Customers can, as a result of our exacting standards, expect the same high quality from our filters every time they are used.
Doulton® and British Berkefeld® drinking water filters have been so successful globally because they have a variety of advantages over other products in the market:
Highly effective barrier to particles and pathogens: Doulton® and British Berkefeld® drinking water filters have a pore structure which has an Absolute filtration rating (defined as >99.99%) of 0.9 microns (less than 1000 th of a millimetre).
Therefore, the ceramic is capable of removing sub micron particles and pathogenic bacteria from drinking water.
A recent study by a leading UK University showed that use of British Berkefeld® drinking water filters in a community in Zimbabwe slashed cases of potentially fatal diarrhoea (a common problem in Africa caused by pathogenic bacteria and cysts in the water supply) to virtually zero.
Our water filters have been proven to work in the most demanding conditions. This is why they are used by the major aid organisations.

Long life: As confirmed by the user instructions supplied with the product, Doulton® and British Berkefeld® ceramic drinking water filters may be cleaned in order to prolong the life of the product.
In this way, the filter can be re-used rather than replaced, giving it a much longer life-span than many other products on the market.
On average, a Doulton® or British Berkefeld® filter candle will remain effective for up to 6 months (depending on usage and water quality) before it will need to be replaced.

Self-sterilising: FICL's ceramics contain trace elements of silver. Silver inhibits microbiological growth, meaning that there is no need to sterilise Doulton® or British Berkefeld® filter candles, even when they are used over an extended period.
Natural: FICL’s ceramics are made from 100% natural elements. They do not add anything to the water they filter. This contributes to FICL’s ability to pass the stringent NSF® testing procedures.
Many other filter products add traces of chemicals to the water they filter.

Long-term value: The extended life-span and effectiveness of Doulton® and British Berkefeld® drinking water filters make them a low-cost investment in the long term.
Combinations with other filter media possible: Other filter media can be put inside Doulton® and British Berkefeld® ceramic drinking water candles to make them even more versatile.
For example, activated carbon can be incorporated to remove chlorine, or an ion exchange resin to remove heavy metals such as lead.
Minerals maintained: Using a Doulton® or British Berkefeld® ceramic drinking water filter does not remove those minerals from the water, which are beneficial to health.

No power required: Doulton® and British Berkefeld® ceramic drinking water filters are some of the most versatile water treatment devices available today.
They do not require electricity to function, which means that they are not vulnerable to interruption of power supplies, and can be used where there are no power supplies.
They can be used literally anywhere in the world from an office block to a refugee camp.

WE INCLUDE ONE OR MORE OF THESE UNITS IN OUR S.O.S EMERGENCY CONTAINERS.

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SS GRAVITY FILTER
Made from high grade polished stainless steel, the SS Gravity Filter is a portable, robust model, which is easy to keep hygienically clean.
The SS is very popular with aid organisations and private customers alike.
The SS is fitted with 2, 3, or 4 filter candles depending on the flow rate required (more candles = higher flow rate).
When fitted with Sterasyl™ filter candles, the output of the SS, assuming regular refilling of the upper chamber, will be approximately as follows:

•2 candles – 40 litres per 24 hours
•3 candles – 60 litres per 24 hours
•4 candles – 80 litres per 24 hours

All SS filters have four holes to enable the fitting of up to 4 candles.
The holes which are not in use are filled with removable rubber bungs.
As standard, the SS takes candles which are 7 inches long, 2 inches in diameter, with a long mount and a wing nut.
The SS should be fitted with either Sterasyl™ or Super Sterasyl™ candles.
For ease of transport, the upper chamber fits into the lower chamber to save space.
The capacity of the lower chamber is 10 litres.

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Doulton/British Berkefeld® ELIMINATE BACTERIAL MITOSIS AND "GROW-THROUGH''

Super Sterasyl Sub-Micron Ceramic Filter

Mitosis is the name for the usual method of bacterial cell division.
This division is characterized by resolving the chromatin of the cell nucleus into a threadlike form that condenses into chromosomes, each of which separates longitudinally into two parts, one part or each chromosome being retained in each of the two new daughter cells.
When conditions of growth (cell division) are right (proper environmental conditions temperature, pressure, etc.) and sufficient nutrients, the "threadlike forms" can penetrate the ceramic structure of other ceramic shells and create bacterial cells on the inside of the element.
Super Sterasyl grade filter elements incorporate pure silver into the porous ceramic shell to prevent "grow-through" from occurring.
Super Sterasyl Sub-Micron Ceramic Filter At the core of the sub-micron ceramic filter 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 very small silicon shells left by trillions of microscopic, one celled algae, called diatoms.
Today there are over 1,500 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 much more.

The microscopic pores of a ceramic filter element makes it an extremely efficient filter for the removal of particulate matter and fine sediment from water.
Minute particulate matter will quickly plug media style filters, but the ceramics have the added benefit of being cleanable and re-usable. With nominal particulate filtration rating efficiencies of >98% down to 0.2 - 0.3 microns (Spectrum Labs), >99.7% at 0.3 - 0.5 microns, 99.9% at 0.5 - 0.8 microns and 99.99% at 0.9 microns, this is one powerful filter system.
The Super Sterasyl element utilizes the latest technological advances of ceramic filtration by incorporating pure silver impregnation into the porous inner ceramic shell to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Furthermore, the Super Sterasyl ceramic filter element contains activated carbon filling, which removes chemical and organic compounds from the water while also improving taste.

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British Berkefeld, Standard 4 x 4 Unit, Big Berky, Big Berkefeld, Berkfeld, Berkfield, Economy Model, Personal Travel Filter, Super Sterasyl 7 inch filter, Super Sterasyl 9 inch filter, MTBE Water Filter,
PF-4 Filters, British Berkefeld Special, Big Berkefeld Special, British Berkefeld Combo Unit.
Convert well, pond, lake, river and stream water into delicious potable water.
Used by Missionaries around the world and the Red Cross.
The PF-4, MTBE Water Filter Set also filters Lead, Arsenic and Fluoride.

Will your drinking water be safe?



Our British Berkefeld® water filter removes parasites and pathogens, as well as undesirable odors and flavors. Used by Missionaries, Relief Organizations and
Red Cross agencies world wide! Simple and affordable.
Filters up to 60,000 gallons of water

British Berkefeld, Standard 4x4 Unit, inexpensive filter replacement cartridges, portable, durable, stainless steel, easily cleaned, used by the Red Cross and various relief agencies around the world, purifies well water and water from streams etc.
Standard Model filters 24 gallons/day. Holding capacity 9.5 quarts.
Big Berkefeld, Big Berky, Big British Berkefeld Water Filter. Includes four 9 inch Super Sterasyl Filters. Has a 30 gallon per day capacity.

Instructions to set up British Berkefeld water filters:
Set up Water Filter Inserting filters in bottom of upper canister.
Run two cycles of water through and discard water.
Take out lower canister and clean with mild dishwashing soap, scrub bottom with plastic scrubber.
Rinse well.
Unit is ready to run or add PF-4 Filter set in lower canister (at the top).
If adding PF-4s, then run two cycles of water through and discard water.
Wash and scrub lower canister with warm soapy water and plastic scrubbers.
Rinse well.
Now operational.

Safe drinking water is often taken for granted, and seldom is provision made for a safe backup supply. During emergency situations, a piped water supply may not be available, and surface water from rivers, streams, or ponds may present the only sources of water.
In this case, the water may appear unclear and have an unpleasant taste, but more importantly is often a source of disease.
Even clear and apparently fresh water may be polluted with disease-causing pathogens.

This filter system is especially designed to micro-filter a supply of safe drinking water from cisterns, ponds, streams, and other sources of questionable water.
These very reliable filters are manufactured of high grade, polished stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance, and are hygienic, durable, and easy to clean.

British Berkefeld® water filters are also compact, portable, and simple to operate. Requiring no external plumbing, each filter takes only minutes to assemble and can provide up to 24 gallons or more of safe drinking water each day. The high-tech silver-impregnated ceramic elements feature a nominal filtration efficiency of : 0.2 microns, greater than 98%, at 0.5 microns, greater than 99.9%, and at 0.9 microns, greater than 99.99% which effectively blocks waterborne pathogens and clarifies the water.
These filters are in common everyday use in households across the country, and are particularly effective on private well systems.
The replacement filter elements have an activated carbon core and are designed to remove undesirable tastes, odors, and many organic chemicals.
The ease of operation combined with a proven effectiveness at eliminating water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid has led to the filter being the preferred unit for field operations by many of the world's major aid and emergency relief organizations.Produces safe drinking water from lakes, cisterns, streams, etc.
Reliable design uses gravity — no pumps to wear out
Long lasting filter elements will filter up to 60,000 gallons (using four elements), depending on turbidity level of the water being filtered and proper care of the filter elements
Stainless steel construction — sanitary, easy to clean, and will last longer than plastic containers
Independently tested by Spectrum Labs, University of Arizona, Clare Microbiological, Loughborough University, and Hyder. A rigorous program of independent testing of our British Berkefeld water filters ensures complete verification of all product performance claims.
What the filter will remove
Absolute filtration efficiency to 0.5 microns (U.S.)
For particles 0.2 microns, efficiency is greater than 98%; from 0.3 to 0.5 microns, filtration efficiency is greater than 99%
Independently tested to remove the following parasites and pathogenic bacteria:

E.Coli Greater than 99.99%
Klebsiella Greater than 99.99%
Cholera Greater than 99.99%
Shigella Greater than 99.99%
Salmonella Greater than 99.99%
Giardia Lambia 100%
Live Cryptosporidium* 100%

British Berkefeld Economy Model -- British Berkefeld Polyethylene Gravity Filter with two 7 inch Super Sterasyl Filters (same as on Standard Model).
This is a fully functional economy model made of food grade, high density polyethylene. Works like the stainless steel model.
Filters up to 12 gallons of safe drinking water from ponds, streams or wells a day. Item # NP003

How the filter works

The special ceramic elements are manufactured specifically for use in this gravity filter. British Berkefeld ceramic elements consist of a fine microporous structure, which forms a complete barrier to all particles larger than 0.5 microns in size (1 Micron = 1/1,000th of a millimeter).
All particles above this size become trapped on the surface and within the ceramic material. Fine particles of silver are evenly dispersed within the structure of the filter element, which prevent the growth of bacteria (mitosis) within the ceramic wall.
The British Berkefeld elements also contain an additional activated carbon filling, which removes chemical and organic compounds from the water and improves its taste and odor.
After passing through the filter elements, safe, filtered water then collects in the lower chamber to be drawn off from a tap.
The structure of the ceramic material is designed to be cleanable and regular cleaning of the element will allow its filtration efficiency to become regenerated.
The elements may be cleaned over 100 times before replacement becomes necessary.

Our high-quality British Berkefeld® gravity water filters offer these advantages and convenience:
Reliable design utilizes gravity for operation. No critical moving parts to wear out.
Long-lasting replacement cartridges will filter thousands of gallons each and are easily replaced.
Used by missionaries, various Red Cross societies internationally, and other humanitarian relief agencies worldwide.
This product is manufactured to meet:
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 42 (ceramic shell)
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 53 (ceramic shell)
ISO 9002 Quality Standard
Water Research council (WRc) Performance Standards.
Filtration efficiency is 0.5 micron absolute by American Standards

Other product features
Ceramic elements may be cleaned up to 100 times or more with a soft brush or Scotchbrite pad
Product is silver-impregnated and will not permit bacteria grow-through (mitosis)
Silver-impregnated elements provide a hostile environment for all microbiological organisms and will not support their growth

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Imperial Berkey Water Filter -- Extra Large Berkefeld Water Filter --
Includes Canister 25" X 10 1/4".
Filters 5 gallons per hour.
Capacity -- 120 gallons per day.
Too tall for most countertops.
Popular with Scouts, Campgrounds, Churches and Retreats.
Comes w/6, cleanable 7" Imperial Filters.
Each with 10,000 gallon capacity, depending on turbidity of water, frequency of washing and other factors.
Pictured to left in the center, with Crown Berky to the Left and Big Berky to the right. Limited stock. Ship Wt 19 lbs.

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The Travel Filter Technical Features:



The British Berkefeld Travel Filter comes with a nylon travel pouch. Now you can travel anywhere in the world and feel confident about the water you're drinking.
This new travel size pour thru filter contains the world class Doulton 7 inch ceramic filter to purify any source water.
It's so compact, only 10 inches in height, it's light weight, made from stainless steel and comes with a nylon travel pouch.
Expandable Casing.
Output 8 ounces in 30 minutes.
Capacity 28 oz. top/24 oz. bottom. Item # NP4005
Removes parasites, cryptosporidium and giardia - >99.99
Absolute filtration efficiency at 0.9 microns - 99.999%
For particles sized 0.5 - 0.8 microns the reduction is >99.9%
Silver baked into ceramic inhibits the growth of bacteria
Reduces turbidity greater than 99.69%
Reduces chlorine, bad taste & odor.
The ceramic filter element has been tested in accordance with and meets NSF Standards 42 & 53.
Meets ISO 9002 Quality Standards. Independently tested by: Water Research Council (WRC) & University of Arizona for Parasite Reduction, Spectrum Labs, Claire Microbiological.
Independently tested to reduce the following parasites and pathogenic bacteria.
Escherichia Coli >99.99%
Klebsiella >99.99%
Cholera >99.99%
Salmonella >99.99%
Giardia Lamblia >99.99%
Cryptosporidium >99.99%

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British Berkefeld MTBE Water Filters

Used around the world to filter ground water, stream, river, pond and well water of organic, and parasitic contamination.
Additional MTBE, Lead and Arsenic Filtering may be added.
Super Sterasyl Filters are cleanable and Silver impregnated.

MTBE FILTER More Information on MTBE Filter New Filters (PF-4) also remove, Chlorine, Floride, Lead and arsnic. Set of 4 screws into the Regular British Berkefeld 4X4 Unit. Super Sterasyl Filters work in the upper chamber, MTBE PF-4 Filters in the lower chamber available in the regular British Berkefeld and also the Big British Berkefeld.

MTBE is an acronym for Methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether. It is a gasoline additive that has been in wide use since the Clean Air Act of 1990 mandated that MTBE or other oxygenates be added to gasoline. Most oil companies choose to use MTBE and according to the State of California's paper entitled "Public Health Goal For Methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether in Drinking Water" since 1997 it has become the second most heavily produced chemical in the United States (roughly 16 gallons per capita is produced each year)! According to Water officials interviewed on 60-Minutes, one cup of MTBE (about the same amount found in each gallon of gasoline) can contaminate five million (5,000,000) gallons of water and make it undrinkable.

Contamination of groundwater with MTBE is a rapidly growing problem in 49 U.S. states. In drinking water, even trace amounts of MTBE can cause taste and odor problems, which may lead to nausea and dizziness.
The potential long-term health effects of MTBE are not understood at this time, however, initial studies indicate MTBE may cause kidney and liver problems. MTBE removal from water is a challenge because it is very soluble in water and must compete with other organics for binding sites on the filter medium.
These other contaminants (BTEX - butane toluene ethylene xylene and TOC - total organic carbons) are adsorbed more readily, and MTBE often slips by standard carbon filters, ending up in the filtered water.
The PFE-1 filter has been specifically designed to remove MTBE from drinking water when used in conjunction with a British Berkefeld gravity filter system.
The media within the Super Sterasyl filters, in the upper chamber, capture the more strongly adsorbed BTEX and TOC's.
This permits the downstream PFE-1, secured as a post filter, to more efficiently remove MTBE.
SIZE: 6" COLOR: WHITE MEDIA: 100 GRAMS OF MTBE - ADSORBING AQUABOND MEDIUM PER FILTER REPLACEMENT:
*6 MONTHS OR 1,200 GALLONS (PER FILTER) MSRP: *
Actual capacity is dependent on the presence of other competing contaminants in the source water.
High levels of total organic carbons and volatile organic compounds may reduce the capacity and efficiency of these elements.

New P-4 MTBE Filters also remove, Chlorine, Floride, Lead and Heavy Metals.
Set of 4 screws into the Regular British Berkefeld 4X4 Unit.
Super Sterasyl Filters work in the upper chamber, MTBE P-4 Filters in the lower chamber.
Unfortunately MTBE is now turning up in wells, underground aquifers, lakes and reservoirs.
60-Minutes' Steve Kroft revealed that MTBE is now the second most common water contaminant in the country.
One internal study conducted by Chevron discovered that MTBE had contaminated the ground water at 80 percent of the sites the company tested.
Remarkably, there are no requirements for local governments, municipalities and water providers to test for the presence of MTBE contamination.

In March of 1996, the city of Santa Monica California discovered that MTBE had contaminated 7 of its 11 wells. The water in these wells took on a strong chemical odor and simply became undrinkable. The wells were closed and today Santa Monica spends about $3 million dollars per year to obtain water from the Colorado River. Since then, the state of California has identified 10,000 sites where MTBE is present in groundwater. MTBE has now been detected in the ground water of 49 states including major cities such as Atlanta, Albuquerque, Dallas, Denver, Hartford, Las Vegas, Long Island and others. In South Lake Tahoe California, MTBE was discovered in the lake, the groundwater and in a dozen wells. One third of the city's water was shut down. They are now suing 12 local gas stations, 12 major oil companies and several manufacturers of MTBE according to Victor Sher, an attorney representing the city. 60-Minutes' Kroft conveyed that in New Jersey, it has been found in 65 public drinking water supplies and in Long Island New York, MTBE has leaked from more than 400 gasoline storage tanks and is now being detected in more than 100 public water supplies. Glennville, California had some of the highest levels of MTBE ever recorded in drinking water. One well tested at 20,000 parts per billion, 1,000 times greater than the maximum level the EPA is now recommending. Today, Glennville has become a virtual ghost town. Recently, 500,000 gallons of MTBE laden gasoline was spilled in the Dallas area contaminating 30% of its water supply.

Dr. Bernard Goldstein, a toxicologist and the director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute in New Jersey says, "anyone who looked at the chemical properties of MTBE would have known it was going to pollute water". He explained that the oxygen in MTBE makes it more soluble in water than almost anything else found in gasoline. It moves rapidly in groundwater once it gets spilled. In a report issued by Dr. Peter Garrett of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and two of his colleagues stated that "MTBE moved further and faster in groundwater and was more difficult to clean up than any other contaminate in gasoline". The problem is that MTBE doesn't break down. Craig Perkins, director of public works for Santa Monica stated "What we found was that it was behaving much differently than contaminants that-that (sic) we had tracked in the past. It was moving through the-the (sic) groundwater into the wells much more quickly. On one of our wells, the-it (sic) essentially doubled within one-week period".

A 1987 EPA memo states "Known cases of drinking water contamination have been reported in four states, affecting 20,000 people. It's possible that this problem could rapidly mushroom due to leaking underground storage tanks. The problem of groundwater contamination will increase as the proportion of MTBE in gasoline increases." The Clean Air Act of 1990, which mandated the use of oxygenated fuel additives, was passed three years later. Bob Perciasepe, an assistant administrator of the EPA told 60-Minutes "any optimism anybody had that we could manage the potential problem has not come to fruition, and before this becomes a national crisis, before this gets worse, we need to change the way we make clean-burning gasoline". The Environmental Protection Agency recently said it would move to ban the substance after recent studies showed it contaminates water supplies across the country. MTBE can cause water to take on a chemical odor similar to that of turpentine or paint thinner. A study conducted in Italy on lab animals showed that ingesting high doses of MTBE caused leukemia, lymphoma and testicular cancer. MTBE has not been adequately tested for toxicity in humans and scientific data of its long-term human health effects is sadly lacking.
Contamination of groundwater with MTBE is a rapidly growing problem in 49 U.S. states. In drinking water, even trace amounts of MTBE can cause taste and odor problems, which may lead to nausea and dizziness. The potential long-term health effects of MTBE are not understood at this time, however, initial studies indicate MTBE may cause kidney and liver problems. MTBE removal from water is a challenge because it is very soluble in water and must compete with other organics for binding sites on the filter medium. These other contaminants (BTEX - butane toluene ethylene xylene and TOC - total organic carbons) are adsorbed more readily, and MTBE often slips by standard carbon filters, ending up in the filtered water. The PFE-1 filter has been specifically designed to remove MTBE from drinking water when used in conjunction with a British Berkefeld gravity filter system. The media within the Super Sterasyl filters, in the upper chamber, capture the more strongly adsorbed BTEX and TOC's. This permits the downstream PFE-1, secured as a post filter, to more efficiently remove MTBE.

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The Healthstart® Hydros water filters
are the result of a three year project to bring the cleanest, safest possible water into your home or business.
The combination of our stainless steel filter housing combined with the NanoCeram® virus level filter, used by NASA, makes the Hydros water filters one of the best water filtration systems available in Australia.

Tap water can contain a range of contaminants from a number of sources. Some of these contaminants can affect the look, smell and taste of your drinking water, while others can have more harmful effects on your health.
Pollutants from the natural environment can find their way into our water supply by leeching into our groundwater and from erosion of natural and surface run-off.
Dust, smoke and poisons from industrial facilities, pesticides and herbicides from farming and residential gardening and even animal waste can contaminate your drinking water.
Drinking water has been known to contain dissolved solids, sediment, bacteria carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides, sulphates, phosphates, magnesium, sodium and potassium.
Traces of iron, manganese and other chemicals and decontaminants along with Protozoan Cysts-Giardia and Cryptospridium have also been found in drinking water.
So what are you drinking? The Healthstart® Hydros water filter systems not only provide you with the cleanest, safest water for cooking and drinking, but they provide you and your family with the security and piece of mind of knowing you are drinking the purest possible water available.
You and your family deserve to enjoy the best, which we at Healthstart® believe the Hydros water filtration systems provide.

NanoCeram® A Nano material breakthrough has given rise to a new class of sub-micron filtration technology. Originally developed for NASA and the US space program, the amazing NSF certified NanoCeram® filters are capable of removing virus level contaminants from your water. Over the past three years the team at Healthstart® have researched and examined every type of water filter available to be able to offer you the very best. We chose the NanoCeram® water filter to be the heart of our new range of Hydros water filtration systems. It will provide the very best, cleanest, safest and purest water possible.

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Water Storage: Heavy Duty Water Bags, Barrels, Drums, Spigots, Pumps, Water Storage Supplies

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Life Saver Jerry Can 10,000 Litre - around $450AUD (10,000 litre model)

LIFESAVER jerrycan® 10,000 UF
As far back as the Second World War jerrycans have been used for transporting water.
LIFESAVER systems have revolutionised this 60 year old storage technology.
We have completely redesigned it from the ground up.
It incorporates LIFESAVER’s now famous filtration technology allowing users to process up to 20,000 litres of clean sterile drinking water without the aid of chemicals.
Select 10,000 L model or 20,000 L model.

Water is weight!
Delivering it even short distances is time consuming and expensive. It requires long logistic chains to maintain supplies. This problem is acutely evident during military operations. A study by the US Department of Defence shows the cost of delivering bottled water to Afghanistan at $4.69 per gallon. Delivering water within theatre is an even more expensive, dangerous and time consuming operation, tying up man power and subjecting troops to increased levels of risk, just for delivering water!

Drinking water on the move
The LIFESAVER jerrycan allows patrols to stay out for longer as they are no longer dependent on bottled water. It gives FOB’s the ability to provide a plentiful supply of great tasting sterile drinking water. No more drinking ‘swimming pool’ water.

Vehicle mounting
Designed to be carried in all military vehicles the LIFESAVER jerrycan will significantly reduce vehicle weight as water can now be scavenged from local sources. Less carried weight means more room for increased vehicle protection!

Medical / Cooking and other applications
The LIFESAVER jerrycan is a highly versatile product. Medics can use it for cleaning wounds and washing with.

Field canteens can use it for all their cooking and drinking water. The applications are endless.

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LIFE SAVER WATER BOTTLE - around $260AUD

Safe drinking water can mean the difference between life and death...but what if there isn’t any?” 4000 Litres of PURE water from one unit!! Freight free!
Tested and certified new water purification bottle - Now introducing the most advanced water filtration system that removes all impurities - perfect for travelling, trekking, jungle expeditions, survival, holidays in foreign countries and much more!!!
And all in one light 750 ml capacity easy to carry bottle. Removes, all bacteria, virus, fungi and much more....

“ The smallest bacteria are about 200nm (200 nanometres) in size, the smallest viruses are about 25nm.
The holes in LIFESAVER membranes are 15nm so nothing is getting through.” Most filtration units use about 1 to 2 micron = 100 to 200 nanometres!!!
From the innovator: I developed the LIFESAVER after I saw the tragic waste of life and serious problems caused by the lack of safe drinking water in the wake of the tsunami in December 2004 and then again the following year on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana. I could not believe it. I really felt that something had to be done. It took a little while and some very frustrating prototypes but eventually I did it.
LIFESAVER bottle uses a highly advanced ultra filtration system, originally developed for industrial applications.
LIFESAVER bottle will remove bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens.
It does all this without the aid of any foul tasting chemicals like iodine or chlorine.
As I pointed out to a friend one day “using chemicals to kill bacteria is not always effective and anyway all you are doing is drinking a chemical cocktail with some dead pathogens in it.”
Whilst inventing LIFESAVER bottle I also invented FAILSAFE technology. In simple terms this means that when the cartridge has expired it shuts off, preventing the user from drinking contaminated water. Just change the cartridge and continue to use.
LIFESAVER bottle has been designed to help save lives supplying people with clean pathogen-free drinking water. Use it when you are trekking, camping, travelling abroad or anywhere you don’t trust the water.
“The ‘Lifesaver bottles’ were tested using micro organisms in far greater numbers than could ever be found in natural water sources. This is the worse-case scenario approach recommended by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and their guidelines have been used to draw up our own protocols for testing of all Microbiological Water Purifiers. As well as using modified tap water for our tests we use samples taken from a pond or stream as our challenge test water to simulate ‘real-life’ situations as per EPA guidelines.”
Under the conditions of testing in our laboratory as shown in this report, our results show that the ‘Lifesaver Bottle’ removed all bacteria and viruses from a contaminated water source in excess of legal requirements and as such, complies with all British, US and European Drinking Water Regulations for Microbiological Reduction.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Water is weight!
One of the heaviest things to carry around is water. On a hot day you need as much as 10 kilos of the stuff. Carrying a LIFESAVER bottle means this extra weight is no longer necessary. Use the LIFESAVER bottle to collect water from streams, rock pools, muddy puddles and dirty ditches.

Travelling abroad - protect your family
Drinking water whilst abroad is hazardous at the best of times. Now you don’t have to worry. Just take your LIFESAVER bottle with you. Fill it directly from a tap or other sources of water to protect you and your family from all waterborne diseases.

Emergency preparedness
“Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink!” Whether it is flooding in the UK, hurricanes in America or contamination in the local water supply, safe sterile drinking water can be impossible to get hold of.
Having a LIFESAVER bottle means you no longer need to worry. It will process up to 6000 litres of safe sterile drinking water. Give you and your family the certainty of supply with the LIFESAVER bottle.
The main filter is replaceable @ $195 after 4000 L of use, carbon filter included, is good for 250 Litre or until flavour changes, as this serves to neutralize additive tastes
Pack of 4 is $45. To purchase extra's please select category called REPLACEMENT FILTERS

 

 

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