The filter material was originally developed to purify water contaminated with radioactive waste products such as Cesium-137 (removed at a rate of 99,7%).
It also proved highly efficient against heavy metals and chemicals as well as bacteria and parasites. Several practical products for various applications have now been developed. The unique material attracts and captures nearly everything save the water and minerals. When the cartridge is filled with unwanted substances, it indicates that it needs to be changed.
Filtering using microspirals
How does the filtration system work?
One special advantage of the system is that contaminants and pollutants are removed from the water without adding anything to it, as is done when purifying water using chlorination or flocculation. The result is water that is extremely pure but still retains over 50% of naturally occurring minerals and trace substances that the body needs. The other advantage is a safety feature built into the design that ensures no captured particles can dislodge from the filter at sudden pressure spikes in the water pipes. This can be an issue in many other filtration systems.
The filter cartridges are made from a unique microspiral material that combines six different purification techniques:
Electro-adsorption is a method for eliminating viruses by taking advantage of the electric charges of the virus proteins to trap them in a filter material with the opposite charges. (Tested by Pasteur Institute on Legionella, Salmonella, Polio, Hepatitis, and Rotavirus strains.)
Mechanical purification is the most fundamental form of filtration, where the pores in the filter capture and retain any particle larger than 0.05 μm (i.e. bacteria, parasites, microplastics).
Sorption, which is the physical and chemical attachment of particles to a surface, ensures that chloride and the highly toxic chloride compounds are removed from the water to 100%, along with removal of biocides and pesticides (each filter cartridge is honeycombed with pores to create a total uptake area the size of a soccer field).
Ion exchange, a method by which electric charges in the filter material binds harmful ions such as heavy metals from the water. In combination with the other techniques, radioactive particles such as uranium, cesium-137, and strontium-90 are also captured by the filter.
Softening targets hard water and captures calcite, the mineral responsible for kidney stones as well as limescale deposits in pipes and cooking pots, while allowing its less problematic aragonite form to pass through the pores. Aragonite does not stick to surfaces the way calcite does, and has a higher rate of bioavailability. (Some studies on rats suggest aragonite might even help dissolve kidney stones.)
Bacteriostatic technology in the form of pure silver integrated into the filter matrix, which prevents the growth of bacteria and viruses on the filter. (The silver is integrated into the filter material on a microscopic level and cannot dislodge in the water.)
Virus trapped by spiral structure with ca 40.000 charged pores. The filter has an immense inner surface 2 structure of up to 500 m /g.
The material is honeycombed with funnel-shaped microspirals that effectively trap all pollutants.
Microspiral pores photographed through electronmicroscope. Scale 10 μm.