Biostone and Ultra-Biostone Filters
Used Exclusively in the latest Emco Tech Ionizers
All Emco Tech ionizer cells are manufactured in Emco Tech’s state-of-the-art factory in Japan . Their research department has existed since the early 1980s and employs over 20 Engineers with Doctorates ensuring that Emco Tech ionizers continue to out-perform and out-last the competition.
This quality control also extends to the new Biostone filters.
• No heavy metals etc. released from filter
(see Filter Report from Seoul Department of Health)
• The activated carbon in the filter comes from the UK and is NSF certified
• The natural mineral calcium in the filter comes from Japan and is certified by the Japanese Government
• The Ceramic Biostone in the filter is produced in Korea and comes with Korean FDA certification
• All ingredients are put into the filter housing where sealing is achieved by using high motion heat friction thereby avoiding the need for any harmful chemicals.
Biostone .1 Micron (.1M) granulated, silver-impregnated carbon filter
As used in the Athena and Delphi models.
The older Emco Tech filter removed from the incoming water chlorine, bad taste, Guardia, cryptosporidium, all other common water micro-organisms and other contaminants. What remained was good tasting, clean healthy water with the essential alkalizing minerals remaining.
Compare this to Reverse Osmosis, Distilled Water and most Bottled Water where you get clean water that is highly acidic with all the essential minerals removed!
To give you an idea of how fine these filters are - there is over 25,000 microns in one inch. There are 250,000 .1M in one inch.
Silver is also impregnated into the carbon to make sure that bacteria do not grow there. Because it is embedded, or impregnated, into the carbon, the silver does not leach into the water. Tests done by the Seoul Department of Health show that no silver is released from these filters.
The New Biostone Filter is the same size as the standard filter above but improved to also include layers of coral calcium with magnesium plus layers of Tourmaline. The coral calcium is Japanese premium grade and comes from environmentally approved land deposits. The coral calcium not only helps to slightly remineralize the water but also naturally sweetens the water and changes volatile fluorine molecules into a benign compound (calcium fluoride).
The tourmaline (read More Here) in this patented, state-of-the-art filter really makes a difference to the ability of the water to carry an ionized charge naturally. As the water passes over the tourmaline crystals the ORP is naturally decreased and the water made more bio-available. What this means is if water passes through your Emco Tech - even with the power turned off - the water will come out more ionized!
Biostone .01 Micron granulated silver-impregnated carbon filter
Optional upgrade filter available for the Athena and Delphi models.
Also called a hollow membrane filter this filter is the same size filter that is used in kidney dialysis. It is the finest (smallest micron) domestic filter available and will remove virtually everything except for the essential alkalizing minerals. Typically, if on city water we recommend the regular Biostone filter but for well water and where there is hyper-allergy issues we recommend the .01M Biostone filter.
The picture shows a single .01M filter magnified 40 times. Hundreds of these are in a Biostone Ultra Filter
See Also: Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi, Sizes and Significance
How do I know when my Emco Tech filter needs to be replaced?
All the latest Emco Tech Science ionizers have a digital readout that shows how long before you need to change your filter. A filter typically lasts a family of four between 8 to 9 months and gives a good 1000 gallons of water. We recommend changing the filter at least once every 12 months to ensure quality performance.
How often you change your filter will depend on the quality of your water and the amount of water you are using each day on average. If you smell or taste chlorine in your water after it passes through your Ionizer you should change your filter. In some city water supplies the amount of chlorine now used is at higher levels than before due to increases in contaminants. Also if you notice that the flow rate through your filter has decreased to a slow rate then it is probably because it is full of particles and now needs replacement.
Who needs a Hollow Membrane (Ultra Biostone) Filter?
Anyone who wants the finest carbon domestic filter available in the world today. The regular Biostone filter is, nevertheless, an excellent choice for typical city water.
The price for the regular Biostone filter is $55 (and the .01M Ultra Biostone $85).
This gives a value of about $1.50 per week for quality clean, alkaline, ionized water for all your family's drinking and cooking needs.
• A recent independent test showed that 4.40 (ppm) parts per million was reduced to .59 ppm.
• This test used a high flow rate and a pH setting of only 8.
• If the flow rate is reduced and the pH put at high then the result would be better because the water would take longer to go through the filter and because the more the pH the less likely it will have fluoride in it.
• A specialty fluoride filter (such as an AAL) will reduce the fluoride to .5 ppm or less so the result above is very similar but not quite as good as if a specialty filter was used.
• Also in the new Biostone filter there is a band of coral calcium. The calcium will bond with the active fluoride creating a non-reactive and safe calcium fluoride.
• The ..01M Biostone is the finest domestic filter available - it is the same size that is used for kidney dialysis.
• It is also 10 times finer filtration that the .1M filter.
• My way of looking at it is that on city water the .1M filter is a good general filter that will remove all common "critters" and also help to remove chemicals. It is what I use myself.
• For someone who has well water or who has hyper-sensitivity issues or who simply can afford to and wants the best of the best then the .01M would be the choice
The attached article may help - Sizes of Bacteria
What is Activated Carbon?
Activated carbon (AC) is a natural material derived from bituminous coal, lignite, wood, coconut shell etc., activated by steam and other means, and each one have different adsorption properties (e.g. bituminous carbon for high chlorine reduction capacity). Some manufacturers use various blends of carbon to achieve specific water quality and contaminants reduction (e.g. coconut shell carbon for "sweet taste").
Activated carbon surface properties are both hydrophobic and oleophilic; that is, they “hate” water but “love” oil. When flow conditions are suitable, dissolved chemicals in water flowing over the carbon surface “stick” to the carbon in a thin film while the water passes on.
This process is called adsorption. As a result of the adsorption process, activated carbon is an effective method in removing chlorine and it's by-products (TTHM's) and volatile organic compounds (carbon based VOC's). Both, man-made and naturally occurring including among others:
• carbon tetrachloride
• dibromochloropropane (DBCP)
• O, P-dechlorobenzines
• forms of dichloroethylens
• 1, 2-dechloropropane
• xylenes etc., etc.
What other chemicals AC by it's self is not reducing?
None carbon based anions (-) and cations (+) such as arsenic, fluorides, some heavy metals, nitrate, etc.
What forms does it come in?
Most popular forms of activated carbon used in the treatment of POU drinking water filters are granular activated carbon (GAC), extruded solid carbon block (CB) and powdered activated carbon (PAC).
What is granulated activated carbon (GAC)?
All activated carbon forms including granulated activated carbon (GAC) have a tremendous surface area resulting from its porous structure. GAC filters degree of effectiveness depends on the flow rate of the water and contact time with the water. If flow rate is excessive their efficiency could be as low as 0% and if the flow rate is slow their efficiency can match and or exceed those of different carbon forms.
For comparative purpose, a teaspoon of activated carbon have surface area the size of a football field.
Now, as a mineral, it has become a focus of research at universities and research centers worldwide.
The reason - infrared Tourmaline is the only one mineral to show permanent electricity on the earth and is also a natural (non-manufactured) source of negative ions and far infrared (FIR) rays.
It is also known to be helpful for improving circulation, relieving stress, increasing mental alertness and strengthening the immune system function (Niwa Institute for Immunology , Japan . Int J. Biometeorol 1993 Sep; 37(3) 133-8).
Around 1986, it was found in a research station in Japan that, even though tourmaline was broken down in smaller pieces, a positive and a negative electrode existed on both end of the crystal, and the electrodes never disappeared unless tourmaline was boiled near 1000°C.
In addition, when the positive and the negative electrodes of a tourmaline crystal were connected to each other, it was proven to show low electricity of 0.06mA.
Tourmaline, in your filter, is used to naturally transform water into mild alkaline water, reduce water clustering (what happens to our stored water) and has anti-bacterial and deodorant qualities.
Treated water applied to the skin gives an excellent effect of moisturizing and absorption.
In addition, Tourmaline generates FIR that purifies the water, and acts like a 'supercharger', assisting the water alkalizer to ionize and alkalize.
Tourmaline has been researched and found to activate animal & plant metabolism.
Tourmaline has an immediate and powerful effect on water in the filter with the surfactant effect (makes water wetter) increasing by 101%.
Negatively ionizes water and supports extra negative ionization in the water alkalizer. (24,140/cc) / FIR (96%)
• Reduces cluster size
• Enhances taste
• Assists alkalization
• Minimizes water odor
• Increases DO (Dissolved Oxygen)
The far infrared energy that Tourmaline naturally emits causes a resonance in the body at the same frequency as water.
All matter is made up of uniquely-arranged electrons and molecules all moving in unison.
When molecules are illuminated with electromagnetic radiation of the same intrinsic vibration frequency as the substance itself, the electromagnetic wave energy is absorbed and the amplitude of that substance's molecular vibration is increased.
That's why when FIR, having the same vibration frequency, illuminates a substance, that substance will filter out the FIR and experience a "resonance absorption." This is a process known as "resonance-absorption to heat-generation" with the aid of FIR.
In other words, the vibration of atoms and molecules will result in resonance absorption.
When we feel hot, we will instinctively seek shade. When we feel cold, we seek the warmth of sunshine. No one teaches us these responses. We have an innate desire for a comfortable temperature. Comfortable temperatures are actually synonymous with a comfortable energy frequency or "wavelength." That wavelength happens to be 8 to 14 microns - the same as FIR.
The seventy-five percent of our bodies composed of water, protein, fat and other substances - all must function properly to sustain life.
When living things absorb FIR of 8 to 14 micron wavelength, they experience resonance absorption. The vibrating movement of molecules in living tissue produces an increase in energy which in turn activates cells and enhances metabolism.
FIR has three properties: radiation, deep penetration, and resonance absorption. Let's look at the relationship between these three properties and living things.
1. First, radiation: it means it can directly reach human bodies just like light does. For example, sunlight, which is also radiation, reaches earth through the vastness of space.
2. Second, deep penetration: FIR can reach well into subcutaneous layers of the body (or water) with its deep penetration ability, generating internal warmth suitable for molecule activation in living tissue.
3. The third feature is resonance absorption: Once illuminated, there is intrinsic vibration of body components - water, protein, fat, enzymes. And, the interior of molecules - atoms and atomic structures - experience the resonance absorption of FIR of their same frequency. This elevation of molecular energy is known as "resonance and absorption."
In summary, Tourmaline and FIR help to provide you with the most healing and beneficial water available and will help to enhance and energize both your physical and spiritual states.
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