Our ceramic fluoride water filter from Southern Cross Pottery is one of the best options for healthy, great tasting, naturally cool, filtered water at home or the office. And what's not to love - it removes or reduces virtually all impurities (including chlorine and fluoride if you upgrade to a powerful Fluoride Plus filter), is better for the environment, your pocket, and retains the water's beneficial natural energy vibrations (unlike distilled water). We love the Southern Cross Pottery ceramic fluoride water purifier, and have several set up in our office. Many of us use them at home too. We love how great the water tastes, how healthy it is, that it looks great, doesn't grow mould, become stained, or deteriorate with age. Plus, the insulating properties of stoneware help to keep the water naturally cool all day, making it so easy to stay hydrated.
How the Southern Cross Pottery Ceramic Fluoride Water Filter Works
As you can see by the diagram below, the top component of the water purifier houses the Fluoride Plus filter, which has a nozzle protruding through a small hole into the main body of the system. Water is added to this top component and is then filtered in two ways: Phase 1 The tiny pores of the outer ceramic wall screens the water down to one micron, removing up to 99.99% of bacteria and suspended solids. It is extremely efficient at removing particulate matter and fine sediment. It is also a very effective barrier to bacterial pathogens and water-bourne cysts, including e-coli, cryptosporidium, giardia and salmonella. Phase 2 The water then passes through the inner core of the Fluoride Plus filter, which is made from the highest quality NSF component certified (ANSI 61) coconut shell based activated carbon and other proprietrary adsorbent materials. Activated carbon is a highly porous material with an extremely high surface area for contaminant adsorption, and works by attracting and holding certain chemicals as water passes through it. This process removes chlorine, chloramine, fluoride, lead, mercury, arsenic, ammonia, bad tastes and odours. The Fluoride Plus filter will not remove healthful minerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.
The Fluoride Plus filter removes:
- Pathogenic bacteria 99.9999% (Alcontrol Laboratories), E.coli and similar sized bacteria
- Cysts - 100% (ALcontrol Laboratories) Cryptosporidium Parvum, Giardia Lamblia
- Sediment - 100% absolute to 0.5 micron (IBR Laboratories)
- Chloramines - 99%
- Chlorine - 99%
- Lead - 99%
- Fluoride - 97%
- VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds - 98%
- Metals - Aluminum, iron, mercury, nickel & zinc - 98%
- Arsenic - 95%
- Glyphosate - 99.9%
- Nitrates - 99%
(Independent laboratory tests - NSF/ANSI std 42 & 53 chemical reduction tests) The wall of the Fluoride Plus water filter has been impregnated with silver ions, which acts as a natural biocide, inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the filter itself and also in the stored water. This also means that there is no need to sterilise the filter even if it used over an extended period of time.