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Product: NanoCeram

Manufacturer: Argonide

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Product Sector: Environment → Drinking Water Filtration



When used in multiple layers, NanoCeramŽ filter media is capable of retaining 99.9999% of micro-organisms (such as viruses, bacteria & protozoa which can include Cryptosporidium, Giardia Intestinalis, Legionella, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, E-coli, Mycobacteria, Aspergillus), endotoxins & DNA - all at flow rates hundreds of times greater than virus-rated ultraporous filters. And the turbidity of the water coming through the NanoCeram media typically remains below 0.01 NTU (even when tested at 250 NTU) until the filter is exhausted.

NanoCeramŽ filters utilize a non-woven filter media containing a thermally-bonded blend of microglass fibers and cellulose infused with nanoalumina fibers. The microglass and cellulose act as the scaffold upon which the active component of these filters (the nanoalumina fibers) is permanently affixed.

The advantage to this technology is that it is an adsorptive removal process; this innovative nanotechnology is based on attaching nanoalumina boehmite (AlOOH) fibers 2 nm in diameter x 250 nm in length onto a submicron microglass structural fiber. This method makes available greater than 42,000 square meters of nanofiber surface area per square meter of filter media of loading capacity.