Nearly two centuries after Henry Doulton invented it, the ceramic water filter continues to be manufactured by the millions. It plays a significant role in the provision of clean, safe water throughout the world.
The filter elements are produced using modern manufacturing techniques to provide a hollow, porous ceramic that is fired at temperatures in excess of 1,830°F. They are most often made from diatomite, which in its raw state is a chalky, fine-grained, low-density material.
Ceramic filter technologies remove pathogens and improve water quality
PureMadi is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality and quantity. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with James Smith and Rebecca Dillingham of PureMadi to learn how the organization is using ceramic filtration technology to bring clean water to rural South Africa.
Ceramic filter technology brings clean water to South Africa
AquaMetix reduces harmful contaminants including Hexafluorosilicic acid
Ceramic Filters Co. Inc. (CFCI) is set to release a new range of residential drinking water filters that will incorporate AquaMetix, a ceramic and carbon technology designed to greatly reduce many harmful contaminants including Hexafluorosilicic acid which is commonly used to add fluoride to municipally treated water supplies for the prevention of tooth decay. This product will be introduced initially as the new premium core of its ceramic filter candles and cartridges. The company plans on introducing a full range of standard filter cartridges in time for the Water Quality Assn.