have been experienting with water filters for some time.
Have come to the conclusion that the consumer
grade filters are markiting puffery.
I can see where the pUR and BRITA filters are
lamed by their need to filter water quickly
enough for folks to get their water FAST....
...and the PUR "dual stage" filter tech is a cruel
joke...a bit of microperfed plastic. Give me a break
with the markiting bs already..
the Berkey filter is a mystery...how the host of
100 micron or so pathogenic particles can get thru
a brick of carbon 8 inches tall and 7.5 inches in circumference is a dark mystery. It's tightly
bolted to the stainless steel container..water is not
bypassing the filter..
It's filter rate is glacially slow..despite having
twin bricks in parallel..[to boost the flow rate a mite].
..even at that..it takes hours for a gallon to make
the run thru the dark maze.
...and yet..the filtered water is full of...particles..
that upon microscopic inspection..are the troublemakers.
They sprout things..the fungal like fibers that are
infesting every cubic centimeter of my being.
I don't have time..patience or energy..to keep dinking
with more and more filter tech... I need clean water.
I HATE the idea of having to consume 2 kW of electrons
per gallon..but i hate the idea of being permanently
crippled by waterborne pathogens even more. Fine..
30-50 cents /gallon for electicity...make sure they
are primo electrons there, am paying first class rates here.
One hopes that the output of the distiller..is not
full of the same particles..hitching a ride on the
water vapor...that would be a ...bummer.