Water Filters for Radioactive Water Contamination?

Katadyn Microfilter Emergency Water Filter

Some Katadyn emergency water filters are able to reduce radioactive particles.

U.S. based company, DynGlobal, recently announced that they are supporting the victims of the Japan earthquake disaster by providing portable and point-of-use solar-powered water purification units. These units feature a four-stage ultrafiltration process that filters out arsenic, mercury, lead, bacteria and heavy metals, and have capacities ranging from 100 to 40,000 liters per day. But, that’s not all; these water purification units are also able to filter radioactive water contamination. This is very significant, since radioactive traces have been discovered in tap water supplies in Tokyo and other areas near the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Radiation, which was also detected in spinach and milk, poses a health risk if absorbed into the human body.

Although bottled water is often the solution in these types of emergency situations, DynGlobal asserts that it “is neither cost-effective, nor sustainable. Government agencies and relief organizations pay hundreds of dollars per gallon to supply water.  South Korea, China, and the United States are shipping in tons of bottled water … It didn’t work in Haiti and won’t be an adequate solution for Japan.”

And of course, we would have to agree. The earthquake has already cost its victims a lot in terms of land and natural resources. Filtered water is the way to go in this crisis – especially if the purification unit is able to remove radioactive material.

For U.S. west coast dwellers who are fearful of the consequences of radiation, FiltersFast carries Katadyn emergency water filters, which are great for disasters like these. Often employed by the U.S. military or disaster relief agencies like the Red Cross, several Katadyn microfilters are able to reduce bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores, sediment, dirt, micro-organisms, viruses and other particles down to the 0.2 micron level. And most importantly, they are even able to filter radioactive particles. While you’re busy seeking out potassium iodide to protect yourself from airborne radiation, don’t forget to order your Katadyn Mini Ultralight Series Microfilter from FiltersFast. Or, for larger groups of people, try the Katadyn Gravidyn Drip Water Filter System, which uses gravitational filter action, and does not require pumping or connection to a tap.

You can never be too careful…

Make It Through The Next Aquapocalypse With An Advanced Katadyn Emergency Water Filter System

On May 1st a major water main supplying water to parts of the Boston area broke, leaving some 2 million people there without safe and clean water for drinking, cooking, washing, and so forth.

On the exact same day a major series of devastating 1,000-year floods swept through parts of Tennessee, which left many residents there in a comparably precarious water-scarce situation as those in the Boston area.  People in both places were forced to rely on bottled water and/or boiled water just to avoid various water-borne diseases and illnesses.

Here at Filters Fast we have a solution to these recent water woes and also for those to come in the future – we recommend that you purchase the Katadyn Ceradyn emergency water filter system explained in depth below in order to provide purified and uncontaminated water for yourself as well as your family, friends, and/or neighbors whenever the next water emergency occurs in your area.

The Katadyn Ceradyn Drip Water Filter System pictured above is a high performance emergency water filter system that can provide about 1 gallon per hour of safe filtered water which will allow you and your family to make it through the next ‘Aquapocalypse‘ or other similar water emergency.

The Katadyn Ceradyn Drip Water Filter System is a free standing gravity water filter with utilizes three very advanced Katadyn ceramic depth filters for maximum, high-level water filtration.  The three Katadyn ceramic depth filter cartridges remove numerous contaminants and impurities from tainted water, including:

  • bacteria
  • parasites
  • cysts
  • algae
  • protozoa
  • sediment
  • dirt
  • rust
  • mold spores
  • certain viruses
  • …and other disease causing agents down to the very fine 0.2 micron level.

The Ceradyn gravity drip filter system reduces or removes dirt, bacteria, pathogens, micro-organisms, some viruses, and parasites such as cryptosporidium and giardia that cause diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever, and other potentially life-threatening illnesses.

The Ceradyn has a 2.6 gallon (10 liter) capacity for the filtration of larger quantities of water and is especially useful for groups of people: as the safe filtered water is used it can be filled again and again with unsafe water at the top of the unit which is then thoroughly filtered as it trickles down in to the base, thus allowing for a continuous flow of uncontaminated filtered water.

There is no need for pumping or connection to a tap with this Katadyn Ceradyn drip water filter because it uses gravitational filter action. It is ideal not just for water supply emergencies but also for camping, hunting, fishing, boats, cabins, cottages, campers, and so on.  Using this Katadyn water filter you can also filter unsafe water from streams, brooks, rivers, ponds, springs, and lakes for drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, and so on.  The Katadyn ceramic filters provide filtered, fresh, and natural tasting water without the use of harsh chemicals.

The three top-notch Katadyn ceramic depth filters included with this Katadyn gravity drip water purifier have an extremely long-lasting filter life of approximately 13,000 gallons before they need to be replaced, and they can also be cleaned approximately 100 times before replacement.  A measuring gauge is supplied with this Katadyn water filter in order to easily remind you when it is time to change the three filter cartridges.

Since this Katadyn  gravity drip filter system has no moving parts, basic use and maintenance of this emergency water filter unit is simple.  The following is a list of the technical specifications of the Katadyn Ceradyn Gravity Drip Filter System:

  • Color: White
  • Dimensions: 18″H x 11″W
  • Micron Rating: 0.2 Micron
  • Filter Body: BPA-Free Plastic
  • Output: About 1 Gallon Per Hour
  • Weight: 7.25 Pounds (unfilled)
  • Unit Life: Approximately 40,000 Gallons
  • Filter Life: Approximately 13,000 Gallons
  • Filter Media: Katadyn Ceramic Depth Filters (3)

Katadyn emergency water filters are used by the U.S. military, various international militaries, and by relief agencies like the Red Cross which utilize Katadyn water filters in emergency situations when clean potable water is scarce or unavailable.

* NOTE – a slightly less expensive emergency water filter option is also available to purchase with the Katadyn Gravidyn Drip Water Filter System.