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.

How to Survive the Apocalypse with Filters Fast

With volcanic eruptions and earthquakes seeming to occur every week (a 6.2-magnitude earthquake just hit the Samoa Islands within the hour), it’s no wonder that the web is abuzz with searches like “How to Survive the Apocalypse.” Opinions vary on exactly when and why this apocalypse will occur. Still, there are survivalists and other prepared people out there who want to know how to survive the end of the world as we know it.

To do so, you will need access to two essentials: clean air and clean water. Since almost every product we sell involves air or water filtration, we thought we’d compile a list of a few air or water filters that just might help you survive the apocalypse.

Six best Filters Fast products to survive the apocalypse:

  1. Katadyn Expedition Water Filter System  – This system carries a high price, but in the end times it will be worth every penny. The Katadyn Expedition will filter out bacteria, cysts, algae, protozoa, sediment, dirt, spores, and some virus-carrying particles. With a 26,000 gallon capacity, you can go quite a while between filter changes. There is a reason Katadyn filters are used by militaries, relief organizations, survivalists and adventurers the world over.
  2. 3M N95 Respirator Mask – 10 Pack – Though little is known of the benefits of wearing masks or respirators to control the spread of pandemic flu and sickness (such as H1n1 virus, aka Swine flu), the Center for Disease Control notes that 3M respirators are designed to protect against very small particles, which could contain viruses. Should the apocalypse be accompanied by plague and pestilence, you’ll want to have a few of these respirator masks around.
  3. Katadyn Micropur MP1 Emergency Water Tabs - If you find yourself away from your “home base” during the end times, you will want to keep these Katadyn water purification tabs on hand. A single emergency water tablet will remove bacteria, cysts and some viruses from a quart of water.
  4. Katadyn Pocket Microfilter – As the name might imply, the Katadyn Pocket Microfilter is a more lightweight, portable survival water filter than the aformentioned Katadyn Expedition. It has a lower capacity than the Expedition and doesn’t remove quite as many contaminants as its big brother, but it will remove most waterborne bacteria, protozoa and cysts from a water source. Do not leave your home without the Katadyn Pocket Microfilter.
  5. Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier – This one’s a bit of a luxury, but if the apocalypse was a result of or results in airborne disease, it could prove very beneficial. Most are astounded to know that a home’s indoor air quality is usually far worse than the outdoor air quality, since the air often gets trapped inside with little ventilation. So while this Whirlpool air purifier is most adept at removing dust, dander, pollen, mold spores, smoke, fabric fibers, allergens, and other contaminants from your air, it can also remove particles as small as 0.3 microns. Particles that might be carrying viruses. This HEPA air purifier is only 22 lbs., so you can take it with you should you need to relocate. It’s also one of the quitest air purifiers on the market, should you be concerned with lawless, post-apocalyptic people finding your location.
  6. Klean Kanteen 40 oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle - All of that clean, filtered water will be for naught if you can’t take it with you. A Klean Kanteen water bottle allows  you to do just that. And because the bottle is constructed of stainless steel with no liner, you don’t have to worry about BPA (Bisphenol A) leaching into your water, as you would with many plastic bottles.

 

Don’t wait until it’s too late, folks. If you call us the day after the apocalypse, we probably won’t be working. Play it safe and stock up on these filters now, so you’ll know how to survive the apocalypse when and if that day comes. And if that day doesn’t come in your lifetime, be thankful and take comfort in knowing that your home is stocked with some great survival water filters for camping or emergency use.