Expect High Quality with Doulton’s World Class Ceramic Filters

Doulton is one of the world’s largest makers of ceramic filters. For over 185 years, Doulton has been a producer of eco-friendly, reusable cartridge filters with the same goal in mind: To provide safe, healthy, great-tasting drinking water whenever and wherever you need it.

Doultons ceramic filters are world famous for good reason. Fairey Industrial Ceramics Limited (FICL) is the sole manufacturer of the Doulton ceramic water filters.  All of the stages of FICL’s drinking water filter production adhere to rigorous ISO 9001 quality standards. Fairey Industrial Ceramics Limited holds the coveted WRAS and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certificates, proving that the drinking water filters have passed the highest international testing standards. High quality standards are why the Doulton brand name is renowned and respected for use in home water filtration systems in the United States and abroad.

The Doulton Super Sterasyl Ceramic Filter reduces water contaminants while improving odor and taste. This ceramic filter is NSF certified for the reduction of taste, odor, particulates, cysts, bacteria, chlorine and Guinea worm. The Super Sterasyl Ceramic Filter includes a .4 GPM (Gallon Per Minute) flow rate and 2″x10″ dimensions. This ceramic filter features three stages of filtration for added protection from waterborne contaminants.

Used by many of the world’s leading relief organizations, the Doulton SS-2 Gravity Fed Filter System provides clean water in emergencies. However, with a compact size and superior performance, the SS-2 is great for a variety of environments and situations such as traveling, apartment and businesses use, boats and more. To use, simply pour untreated water into the top of the reservoir where it will pass through Doulton’s ceramic filter candles. When the water has reached the lower chamber, use the tap on the front to obtain your filtered water.

The Doulton HCPS Twin Countertop System easily connects to your existing cold water or mixer faucets via diverter valve. This countertop system is perfect for household use, but is also ideal for commercial and residential drinking water systems, reverse osmosis purification, food service applications, water coolers and more. The twin countertop system features a capacity of approximately 600 gallons. The Doulton UlraCarb Ceramic Filter Candle is sold separately.

Every purchase of a Doulton product benefits The W3 Project, a water charity created to help end the global water crisis. For more information on Doulton’s support read Exciting Announcement: Doulton Supports The W3 Project and learn more about The W3 Project at filtersfast.com/w3.

“Water Eggs” and Weekend Deals…

Aquaovo egg shaped water filter systemThis weekend’s discounted product feature is the Pentek QC10-SED Water Filter Cartridge. This inline filter cartridge reduces sediment down to the 5 micron level in your drinking water and is compatible with any Pentek Q10 system that uses a quick change, 10-inch water filter system. We will be selling it this weekend only for $14.99 (regularly $17). The sale will start this afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Since the specifications on that filter cartridge are pretty simple, we have also decided to highlight another product line that was recently featured in the news: the Aquaovo egg-shaped water filter.

While we don’t currently carry any filtration systems quite like this, we thought the design concept was worth talking about. Aquaovo vessels are made of chemical-free porcelain with lead-free glazing. The filter cartridge, which contains filter media made of carbon, quartz crystal and ceramic pellets, is made from hand-blown, lead-free Pyrex glass. Very little plastic is contained in the unit, itself, making Aquaovo an environmentally-friendly alternative to bottled water (which, as you know, we fully support). What’s more, the system is aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean, and effective at reducing most impurities. While I’m not sure I’d use it as an everyday home water filter, it is the perfect water dispenser for special events such as weddings or corporate parties; it requires no plumbing attachments, using gravity as a filtration mechanism, and it is able to hold up to 11 liters of water at a time.

Aquaovo is currently on sale in Canada, the United States and parts of Europe. The concept for this four-stage filtration system was inspired by the idea that when liquid is stored in an egg-shaped vessel, it encourages the water molecules to move, and when water moves, it apparently tastes different. I’m not sure I’m sold on that idea, but if it’s true, it could be an inspiration to water filter manufacturers and designers worldwide.  If you’re interested in having us test out this theory in one of our upcoming Filters Fast YouTube videos, let us know in the comments section below. In the meantime, let all your friends know about our weekend special on Facebook and Twitter!

Tea Bag Water Filter


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You wake up one morning,  head to the kitchen and place a tea bag in your cup. Are you drinking green, black, oolong? Or is that tea bag filled with activated carbon, leaving you not with tea but with clean drinking water?

The newly designed “Tea Bag Water Filter” does just that. The filter uses a basic tea bag design to contain activated carbon, which can remove chemical contaminants. This is why so many of our water filters use some form of carbon. Carbon can adsorb (not absorb) chlorine, lead, mercury, zinc and more, and it is  used in Brita pitchers, inline filters, fridge filters, RO systems and even air filters.

But the tea bag water filter doesn’t stop there. The prototype, designed by Stellenbosch University’s Professor Cloete, also uses a biocide on the outside of the bag to kill off bacteria. Cloete cautions that “all technology has its limits,” but he also says that they have yet to find a bacteria the tea bag water purifier can’t kill.

Perhaps the most attractive aspect of the water filter is its ease of use. The filter attaches to the neck of a standard water bottle, so you have only to place it in your bottle, fill it up, and you’ve got filtered water at your fingertips.

So where can you buy the tea bag water filter? Not at FiltersFast— yet. The tea bag water filter is currently in production, though Cloete is working with manufacturers and hopes to have a version ready for sale by next month.

When you do purchase the teabag filter, you might be able to take comfort in the fact that your purchase also supports clean water initiatives in developing countries. Cloete hopes that a surcharge can be added to the purchase price so that a portion of all sales will lessen costs of the units for citizens of developing countries who may not otherwise be able to afford them.

Update: It appears this filter is not widely available at online and retail stores. We will keep you posted.