nchiker1970 water filter

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zelph
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Re: nchiker1970 water filter

Post by zelph » Mon May 11, 2009 6:09 pm

hoz wrote:I realize they said to use this in combo with bleach. I assume the Britta filter is activated charcoal. I asked NCHiker and he doesn't know.

What exactly does it "filter"? Particulates? Bacteria? Viruses? To what micron size? Pesticides? Chemicals?

I'd be interested to know if it is a REAL filter or just a taste clean up.
Good point, I'd like to know also.
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Re: nchiker1970 water filter

Post by realityguy » Mon May 11, 2009 7:35 pm

I realize they said to use this in combo with bleach. I assume the Britta filter is activated charcoal. I asked NCHiker and he doesn't know.

What exactly does it "filter"? Particulates? Bacteria? Viruses? To what micron size? Pesticides? Chemicals?

I'd be interested to know if it is a REAL filter or just a taste clean up.


Good point, I'd like to know also.

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Re: nchiker1970 water filter

Post by DaddyMnM » Mon May 11, 2009 9:54 pm

I am no expert but I did find more info on Brita's FAQ site:

http://www.brita.com/us/support/faq/faucet-faq/
Does the Brita® Faucet Filtration System remove bacteria from the water?

No. However, it does remove microbiological cysts—cryptosporidium and giardia by mechanical or “barrier” means. These are cysts that are about 3 to 4 microns in size. The filters have been designed with pore sizes smaller than these cysts and therefore act as barriers preventing them from passing through the filter.

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Re: nchiker1970 water filter

Post by hoz » Fri May 15, 2009 3:23 pm

It removes no bacteria, that's good enough for me to declare it's a "taste" clean up, not a "filter".

There is a guy on YT that uses a 1 micron polyester filter bag as his water filter. I'm a little skeptical as most commercial backpacker filters are in the sub micron (.5) range.

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