Ultraceram Gravity Water Filter Replacement Candle with Fluoride & Heavy Metal Removal
ULTRACERAM Filtration with minerals Retained
This is a cartridge which is sometimes called a candle, it is used to filter water for any gravity water filter. It is a great choice with a standard 12.5mm threaded end to install into any gravity water filter so long as the gravity water filter top tank has a minimum hole size of 12.5mm or a maximum hole size around 20mm. (Note: You can drill or file the hole in your water filter top tank to be 12.5mm if required.)
An ideal choice of gravity cartridge for both water tanks or treated city water, it has the best test results we can find for a gravity water filtration cartridge. If you are filtering rain water it is great as it will stop all the bugs & bacteria in the water, whilst at the same time it protects you from any herbicides, pesticides or lead that may wash in from your roof.
Then for treated city water it has super high removal rates for the common contaminants like fluoride, chlorine & chloramine, plus protects from all those other contaminants in the test results below.
This ULTRACERAM cartridge is made from the highest quality ceramic with coconut shell based granular activated carbon and other proprietary adsorbent medias on the inside. It combines mechanical filtration and physical adsorption processes to reduce a wide variety of drinking water contaminants of both aesthetic and health concerns.
This cartridge has a NSF Certified Ceramic outer shell made from Diatomaceous Earth formed from millions of microscopic silicone shells - compressed to give a 0.5 micron rating to repel any sediments, bugs or bacteria.
The pore structure of the ceramic enables sufficient contact time for the ULTRACERAM to be ideally suited to improving taste and odour as well as reducing Chlorine, Chloramines, Pathogenic Organisms, Volatile Organic Contaminants, Herbicides & Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Semi-Volatile Contaminants and most importantly fluoride.
This unique high-performance ceramic shell cartridge is perfect for treated tap water or untreated water like rainwater from a tank.
You will be battling to find a better gravity cartridge than this, that’s a fact.
What Makes This Product Unique
It is the quality of the Ultraceram cartridge which has passed all the tests at such high removal rates that makes this cartridge so unique. As the water passes through this cartridge slowly, the extra contact time with the cartridge allows for such a wide range of contaminant removal.
Manufactured by KLT Industries in Great Britain who guarantee high-quality materials are always used. This single ceramic gravity candle is a highly efficient ceramic sub micron filter suitable to remove unwanted contaminants from any water supply. It is great for both treated or untreated water.
Working ph range 5.5 - 9.5
Nominal Flow Rate**
1 Litre hour
To guarantee performance replace every 2000 Litres or every 6 - 12 months when water flow becomes to slow whichever comes first
Hole diameter 12.5mm minimum to 20mm maximum
** (defined mean flow, Typical range +25% -20%)
*** Product tested by Envirotek Laboratories inc to NSF53 standard
Long Lasting Service Life Of 12 Months
Cartridges are very easy to replace and only have to be changed over as required or every 12 months, which ever comes first. They have a recommended maximum life of 2000 litres.
Due to the filtration of particulate contaminants from the water during use, the flow of water from the filter may reduce over a period of time.
If your cartridge water flow rate slows down it is normally only because the outside of the Ultraceram cartridge has blocked with fine sediments. These sediments do build up and can slow the flow rate over time dependant on the volume of sediments in the water supply used to fill the top tank.
To restore the water flow to its normal level, simply remove the cartridge and scrub the surface with a clean skotchbrite kitchen scour pad or some 100 grit sandpaper under running water or in a bowl, ensuring that the open ended thread does not contact the water to avoid contamination.
Cleanliness is important, wash your hands before handling the cartridge and take care to ensure that no contamination of the cartridge occurs during cleaning.
Use a glove or similar so your hands dont touch the cartridge as much as possible.
This cartridge is quite thick and can be scubbed up to 100 times as shown in the image below if that was ever required.
NEVER WASH WITH DETERGENTS OR SECOND HAND SCOURER PADS.
If the filter is left to stand for more than 3 - 4 days without use, it is recommended that one litre of water be allowed to flow through the cartridge to waste before using.
When installing or replacing any water filtration cartridges, ensure you know what you are doing or have a qualified person to help you or contact us for assistance.
Cleanliness is important. Wash hands before handling the cartridge and take care to ensure that no contamination of the cartridge occurs during assembly.
Use a glove or similar so your hands don't touch the cartridge as much as possible.
- Place the sealing washer over the threaded stem
- Place the filter candle thread through the hole in the upper section of the top housing and secure with a wing nut
- Do not over tighten
- Ensure that the outlet tap is in the off position
- Fill the upper chamber with cold water and allow this to filter through to the lower section.
- It is recommended that this first supply of filtered water is thrown away, as it may contain material washed from the filter element
- Some black carbon fines may be seen when first using but this will stop fast
- Open the outlet tap and, over the course of the next few hours, allow the water to run to waste
- Fill the upper chamber again, open the outlet tap and allow this water to run to waste again
- We recommend filling the top tank 3 times and flushing that water through the cartridge to waste until it is running clear
The filter is now ready for use.
Fully Disposable Cartridges
Wrap your worn out cartridges up in old newspaper and place into your rubbish bin.