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5 month test of "six stage filter"=fail
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5 month test of "six stage filter"=fail

Feb to July..five months test of
a Crystal Quest countertop filter appears to be
a total failure.

I was surprised to see that the "cleaned" output
of the water seemed very little different from the
filthy tap water going in.

Testing with a TDS [todal dissolved solids]
meter indicates that the
300 ppm tap water going
exiting the "six stage filter" at..300 ppm.

So..if the particle/ion count is the same on the output
as it is on the input..what is the filter..filtering?

I think that the only thing this filter is capable of
snagging is the $80 dollar purchase price.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ the "new arrivals" section of Muppet Labs..testing of the countertop revese osmosis unit is
going well.

Output rate is as leaks despite the three
filters and the associated tubes..

Input tap water..300 ppm...
output: 15 ppm.
95 percent reduction in particles. As advertised.
[slight variations depending on variables..temperature,
water pressure..but it's solidly inside the advertised
performance envelope. ]

Sadly..there are still obviously visible 20 micron dia
fibers in the filtered water..several mm long.
How those fibers can routinely evade ALL filtering media
I've thrown at them is a Dark Mystery.

Nevertheless..I am seeing a repeatable 95 percent reduction
in dissolved particles/ions in the cleaned water.
And, the water samples in the test tubes are visually
MUCH cleaner.

could it be?..I have finally found a useable filter..?!

the amount of "waste/brine" water involved with the RO
is..lamentable..[4:1 bypass ratio] but seeing as how
the tap water is basically sewage..I can live with the loss
of water. Send it back to the sewage treatment plant from
which it came..

*one hopes that filtering out 95 percent of the dissolved
crap in the water equates to filtering out 95 percent of
the morg related particles and fibers.

Maybe..just maybe.. I can stop reseeding the gut with
"morg particles/fibers/gels"..and get ahead of this endless nightmare.


**Hall of Failures

PUR cartridge filters

BRITA cartridge filters

BERKEY "humongous solid carbon pack" filters

Countertop Water Distiller [fibers and particles ride the steam
into the condenser and on into the "pure water" tank. ]

Crystal Quest "six stage" countertop water filter
[with TWO one micron filters! yippee...[sigh...]

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