PURITII Frequently Ask Questions
How does the filter work?
The functionality of the AquaSpear and ZeoSleeve are incorporated into the loose granular media and are no longer applicable to this new filter. The two-part filtration system includes a proprietary loose granular media which contains zeolite and fine coconut carbon media blend and the proprietary pleat pack which has been engineered to filter out biological, chemical and emerging contaminants. It does so with an incredible flow rate – as easy as drinking water through a straw.
Does our filter meet NSF standards?
The EPA and NSF have determined which contaminants are the most detrimental to our health and have set limits for these contaminants. The list is not comprehensive list – but the best recommendation and frame of reference. We test for many more contaminants. You can reference those on our website for the complete list of contaminants we test for. Also, for the key microbial and chemical contaminants we meet or exceed those standards.
Why should I use a filter when I have bottled water?
While most people think drinking water from the tap is safe, they don’t realize that bacteria and viruses can be swimming in your drinking glass, and traces of toxic metals and industrial contaminants are found in nearly every city water system. The laws for monitoring US tap water have not been updated for over 40 years, and the government requires testing for only 91 out of thousands of contaminants known to be dangerous.
Isn’t tap water safe to drink?
Tap water can be contaminated with a variety of pollutants that your municipal water program may not be testing for. These contaminants are called “emerging contaminants”. For example, did you know that your neighbor’s prescriptions could be coming out of your kitchen tap? Many drugs, such as antibiotics and birth control medications pass virtually unchanged through the human body and end up back in our water supplies. Researchers routinely find dozens of pharmaceuticals in tap water samples, and even in our rivers and lakes, including painkillers, antidepressants, 12 and even worse drugs, like methamphetamines and cocaine.
While most people think drinking water from the tap is safe, they don’t realize that bacteria and viruses can be swimming in your drinking glass, and traces of toxic metals and industrial contaminants are found in nearly every city water system.
Does the Puritii Water Filter change the pH of water?
The Puritii Water Filter slightly raises the pH of the water put into the bottle, but the change is so small that we do not reportor claim that the filter produces alkaline water. Alkaline water isa growing trend and may offer some health benefits, but these currently have little scientific backing. Every substance we take into our bodies (food, water, supplements, etc.) has an inherent pH that may be either acidic or basic. Soda, for example, is usually between pH 2-3 and is akin to drinking undiluted vinegar. Most vegetables and fruits have alkaline forming compounds. To say that alkaline water has a health effect above that of a healthy and pH-appropriate diet is currently scientifically unsupported.
Each organ system within our bodies has an inherent pH and the ability to buffer incoming substances, be they acidic or alkaline. The Puritii Water Filter removes dangerous chemicals, bacteria, and viruses that are common in tap and bottled water while maintaining the original pH (the pH of tap water is regulated to be between 6.5 and 9.5, so your tap water may be alkaline already).Because we cannot definitively recommend alkaline water from a health standpoint, we have not included that feature in our Puritii Water Filter and do not plan to incorporate it into future versions of the product.
Can I filter ocean water?
The Puritii filter was specifically designed to filter fresh water, not salt water.
Does Puritii produce “Zero Water?”
Zero Water is double distilled water that no longer contains useful minerals. Distilled water is also known as “hungry water” in that it attracts minerals from the body to itself, a process known as chelation, and is harmful for the body. Once the water passes through the kidneys, some of these vital nutrients are expelled and long-term use can result in damaging mineral deficiency. While Puritii removes harmful chemicals, toxins, heavy metals, and volatile organic compounds, it does not remove these essential minerals and it therefore does not produce what is known as “Zero Water.”
How long does the filter last?
The recommended time to change filters is 60 gallons – or about every 2 months with daily use.
Are the water filters recyclable?
The new filter saves over 450 plastic water bottles per unit. Both Puritii bottles are reusable and recyclable.
What can I filter through my Puritii water bottle?
Puritii is specifically designed to filter unwanted substances from fresh water sources. It is not meant to filter other liquids, such as coffee, soda, tea, salt water, juice, etc.
It is hard for me to suck water through my bottle, is this normal?
The good news is it is easy now! Because of how the pleat pack is designed—it allows for three times the flow rate than the old one.
After filtering, a test revealed there are still sub-stances in my water. Why is this?
Our filters work to remove harmful substances like toxins and chemicals, while leaving behind beneficial minerals for optimal health. These minerals are what is showing up on your test.
How much water does each bottle hold with the filter in place?
Available in 16-ounce stainless steel or 25-ounce, eco-friendly Tritan™ plastic, free of BPAs, BPSs or any other bisphenols, and EA-free. Puritii water bottles are leak proof, dishwasher safe and perfect for home, office and on-the-go!
Does the Puritii Water Purification System take out fluoride?
We are testing the fluoride and expect to have the testing results back soon. Check the website often for updated study results.
What does the filter remove?
Bacteria Removal: 99.9999% (including E. coli, Klebsiella, Vibrio cholerae and many more)
Virus Removal: 99.99% (including coronavirus, hepatitis A virus (HAV), poliovirus, and polyomavirus)
Protozoa Removal: 99.99% (including Cyclospora cayetanensis, Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts), and Giardia lamblia)
Parasites Removal: 99.99% (including Ascaris lumbricoides, Schistosoma mansoni, Dracunculus medinensis, and many more)
Chemical Reduction: Activated coconut shell carbon reduces chemical residue such as: waterborne chemicals, pesticides, VOCs, chemical pollutants, radioactive substances, medical residues, and heavy metals.
What makes Puritii superior to the competition?
“Log” stands for logarithm, which is the exponent of 10. For example, Log-2 represents 102 or 10 x 10 or 100. Log Reduction stands for a 10-fold (one decimal) or 90% reduction in numbers of live bacteria.
99.9999% purity is a 6-log reduction, which means the bacteria being filtered out are reduced by 1,000,000 times. Consider this:
1 Log Reduction: 90% of bacteria filtered; number of bacteria is 10 times smaller (1 in 10 survives)
2 Log Reduction: 99% of bacteria filtered; number of bacteria is 100 times smaller (1 in 100 survives)
3 Log Reduction: 99.9% of bacteria filtered; number of bacteria is 1,000 times smaller (1 in 1000 survives)
4 Log Reduction: 99.99% of bacteria filtered; number of bacteria is 10,000 times smaller (1 in 10,000 survives)
5 Log Reduction: 99.999% of bacteria filtered; number of bacteria is 100,000 times smaller (1 in 100,000 survives)
6 Log Reduction: 99.9999% of bacteria filtered; number of bacteria is 1,000,000 times smaller (1 in 1,000,000 survives)
Most competitors that have portable water bottle filters only go up to 3 or 4-Log Reduction of bacteria and is not powerful enough to filter viruses. The fact that Puritii can exceed 6-Log Reduction with bacteria and exceed 4-Log Reduction with virus is a breakthrough in water filtration technologies.
Why did the water look cloudy the first time I used it?
You may notice a fine carbon dust only with your first use of the filter. Completely safe and harmless to ingest, this is a part of the filter design and comes from the proprietary media blend of zeolite and fine ground coconut carbon.
What is the “pleat pack” and what does it do?
It functions much like a net that keeps out the contaminants—and it’s a much bigger net than the old filter. This net basically keeps the contaminants from getting through the filter.
One other unique aspect of the filter is that it emits a positive electrostatic charge which attracts the negatively-charged microbial and chemical impurities, acting much like a magnet to trap these contaminants in the filter media.