NASA Recognizes Filter Water Bottle Technology


OKO H2O filter water bottles turn water from questionable sources into a safe, drinkable state

NASA-enhanced water filtration technology used by OKO H2O was recognized in the recent publication of the 2013 NASA Spinoff.

Complex systems on board the International Space Station (ISS) collect and recycle moisture using powerful filtration technology. The filters not only supply ISS occupants with drinkable water; they are likely to play a role in future deep space missions as well.

Publication Date: 
March 12, 2014

Bag Housings

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High-quality bag housings and bags are essential to maximizing the performance of a filtration system. Heavy-duty ASME Code bag housings are available in various sizes, materials and with custom features, and are designed for commercial and industrial filter applications. 


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EF-1500 and EF-6000 commercial-grade drinking water systems can be connected directly to any existing faucet anywhere in the home. The systems filter down to 0.5 µ and remove many substances commonly found in tap water, including lead and chlorine. They are rated at 1,500- and 6,000-gal capacities, respectively, and are available in select U.S. markets only. 

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United States
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Filter Cartridges

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Pleated filter cartridges are manufactured in polypropylene or cellulose media. The high-efficiency cartridges provide high surface filtration and comprehensive service life. Pleated media provide particulate removal and low pressure drops. Greater surface area ensures longer service life due to higher flow and particulate-holding capacity. All cartridges feature DOE Plastisol PVC end-caps for maximum sealing capability.

Pleated Filters

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USM Series submicron pleated filters offer efficiencies comparable to membrane filtration, but at low press drop, with high flow rates and high loading capacity. These cartridges work equally well in fresh, brackish or saltwater. They are made using a proprietary electroadsorptive media technology that is capable of removing submicron pathogens and inorganic contaminants though electro-adhesion and ion exchange. These filters are offered in ODs of 2.5 and 4.5 in. and lengths of 5 to 40 in. 

Partnership Provides Water Filters in South Africa

Wishing Well International Foundation

WWIF South Africa and the Unlimited Child install Biosand filters in South African preschools

In a two- to three-day effort spearheaded by Ken Lister and Robin Tindall, with support from the local H2O Intl. Durban branch and Cape Town, South Africa-based H2O Intl. SA, several crèches (preschools for the underprivileged) in the KwaZulu Natal area received biosand filters, positively impacting the daily lives of several hundred children.

Publication Date: 
February 18, 2014

Filter Media

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HaloPure removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria while also preventing bacterial recontamination. Its uses are versatile and it can be applied to a variety of gravity and pressure POU devices. The media has been proven to enhance systems to help them exceed drinking water standards. It can be used with pitcher applications, inline, or with standard 10-in. cartridges for countertop and undersink systems.

Refrigerator Filter

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The MWF refrigerator filter is NSF-certified and removes cysts plus a range of contaminants, including lead and mercury. In addition, it has been tested by a third party to remove more than 94% of five trace pharmaceuticals: ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. The filter is available for use in GE side-by-side and French door refrigerators.

The Science Behind the Standards

There is a buzz of excitement throughout the industry surrounding the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Sustainability Standards. The development of these standards was sparked by the WQA board of governors, which tasked the association with finding a proactive way to promote sustainability and environmental awareness across the entire drinking water treatment sector. This torch was eagerly taken up by industry volunteers, with task force ranks eventually growing to represent more than 50 WQA members and stakeholders.


The life-cycle approach to creating sustainability standards

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Stuart Mann, CWS-VI, is sustainability certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Mann can be reached at or 630.929.2546.
Eric Yeggy, CWS-VI, is program development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at or 630.929.2539.

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January 16, 2014
Activation Date: 
January 16, 2014
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