Delivering Clean Water With Ceramics

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.

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Ceramic filter technologies remove pathogens and improve water quality

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Tim Evans is business development executive (North America) for Doulton Water Filters. Evans can be reached at tevans@faireyceramics.com or +44.1782.66.44.30.

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March 24, 2014
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March 24, 2014
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Ceramic Solutions

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.

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Ceramic filter technology brings clean water to South Africa

About The Author: 

James Smith is a professor for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. Smith can be reached at jsmith@virginia.edu. Rebecca Dillingham is director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia. Dillingham can be reached at r.dillingham@virginia.edu. Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

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May 3, 2013
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May 3, 2013
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New Filter Technology Reduces Drinking Water Contaminants

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Ceramic Filters Co. Inc.
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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.

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Publication Date: 
December 13, 2012

Siemens Water Technologies

Siemens Water Technologies is the world’s leading water and wastewater treatment company. We provide the most comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services for reclamation and reuse of water for our industrial, institutional, commercial and municipal customers. With the broadest range of technologies, a nationwide service network and a long history of innovation and leadership in the water treatment market, Siemens Water Technologies offers everything from emergency water supply and conventional treatment processes to high-tech membrane filtration systems. Our innovations combine treatment processes into smaller, more efficient treatment packages.

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