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TRK Drip Ceradyn Gravity Personal or Group Water Filter, Long-Lasting Up to 150,000L, Cleanable 0.2 Micron Ceramic Elements for RV, Cabins, Base Camps and Emergency Preparedness
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|Model Name||TRK Ceradyn Water Microfilter|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||12 x 12 x 18 inches|
|Item Weight||3.3 Kilograms|
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- field cleanable 0. 2 micron silver-impregnated ceramic filter
- meets the EPA standard for removal of Bacteria (99. 9999% Klebsiella Terrigena), and Protozoan Cysts (99. 9% Giardia and Cryptosporidium)
- Tested to perform up to 150, 000 liters, depending on water quality
- Top choice for emergency preparedness, militaries, hunters, and relief agencies worldwide
- Made in Switzerland
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Katadyn Ceradyn Water Microfilter
The field cleanable 0.2 micron silver-impregnated ceramic filter of the Ceradyn Microfilter has been put through some of the harshest conditions on the planet and has been tested to perform up to 150,000 liters, depending on water quality. It meets the EPA standard for removal of Bacteria (99.9999% Klebsiella Terrigena), and Protozoan Cysts (99.9% Giardia and Cryptosporidium).
The Ceradyn has remained top choice for emergency preparedness, militaries, hunters, and relief agencies worldwide. The filter is ideal for groups, camps and cabins or in case of an emergency or natural disaster.
The Ceradyn''s durable construction is engineered to handle the most rugged conditions. The cleanable ceramic element can be scrubbed time-and-time again to provide you and your group safe drinking water for years to come.
Top Choice For
- Emergency Preparedness
- Militaries Worldwide
- Relief Agencies Worldwide
The Katadyn TRK Ceradyn Microfilter is a gravity feed filter which requires no pumping, hookup, or electricity. Fill the upper compartment with up to 2. 5 gallons of untreated water, and it literally drips through the 0. 2 micron ceramic filter elements into the bottom compartment. Simply set it on a counter in the corner and keep it filled. The Katadyn Ceradyn water filter is the way to go for cabins, base camps, recreation sites, boats or RV's. The Ceradyn comes with three ceramic filter elements (it uses all 3) which will treat up to an incredible 150, 000 Liters of water
The Katadyn TRK Drip Ceradyn free-standing gravity filter features a 10 liter water container for large quantities of water. It's ideal for the water supply for camps, cabins and homes without running water. This Ceradyn version comes with three ceramic filter elements.
Ceramic filters have a micro porous structure with impregnated silver which delays the growth of bacteria. The pore-size of Katadyn ceramic filters is 0.2 micron (0.0002 mm). Bacteria range in size from 0.2 to 5 micron and, like protozoa (1 to 15 micron), are efficiently filtered out. Ceramic filters can be mechanically regenerated and the filter capacity is measurable.
- Technology: 0.2 micron ceramic depth filter
- Output: ca. 4 liters/hour
- Cartridge Capacity: Up to 150'000 l (depending on water quality)
- Weight: ca. 3.3 kg
- Size: 25 x 45 cm (9.8 x 17.7 inches)
Why Treat Water?
A crystal-clear stream or lake usually contains microorganisms that can make you sick. Water contaminants like protozoa, bacteria and viruses, can cause serious illness. Optimize your travel preparation and use a portable drinking water system from Katadyn.
Katadyn of Switzerland has been producing high quality portable water systems since 1928. Their history has been one of innovation and durability. Katadyn products are used by militaries, health organizations and outdoor adventurers world-wide. No other water system provides higher quality or longer lasting performance. Katadyn is the global leader in portable water treatment. With subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, France, and Singapore; Katadyn develops, produces and distributes high quality products which are used whenever safe drinking water isn't available--for travel, camping and humanitarian operations.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 12 x 12 x 18 inches; 7.28 Pounds
- Item model number : 2110070
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : January 9, 2005
- Manufacturer : Katadyn
- ASIN : B0007U010W
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
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- #161 in Camping & Hiking Water Filters
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I bought both from Katadyn, though Amazon, and both have the same defect.
The bottom part of the filter, that holds the clean water, have an upper oval shape to them.
It's suppose to be round, like the top part. So, that the top part either will not fit or that it will with large gaps.
I have bought Katadyn Drip Filters for the last 40 years and have never, ever, had any type of problem.
Ad indicates 12 x 12 x 18 - that is the box folks
Katadyn's website states 25 x 25 x 45 cm (9.85 dia x 17.7" H)
Actual assembledvsize is 10.5 x 10.5 x 24.6" tall
So. it does not fit where I need it to be. Arrrg!
I can understand Amazon's excuse but what is the manufacturer's excuse for being wrong by 7"?
There are TWO models of this filtering system, and it is CRITICAL to understand the differences, because they are identical containers from the outside: Its the ceramic filters that are different between the Ceradyn and the Gravidyn.
The The Ceradyn can filter up to 39,000 gallons. The Gravidyn filters must be replaced when they are 6 months old. Both of these filters can produce up to 15 gallons / day with clear water. (The more solids in the water, the slower it filters the water.) So.. at BEST the Gravidyn will filter 2,790 gallons before the filters have to be replaced. This is because they have a core that is made of activated charcoal and can start to grow bacteria. Since the charcoal is past the ceramic filter section, the bacteria can re-contaminate the filtered water.
That is a big difference: 39,000 (Ceradyn) vs 2,790 Gravidyn) gallons. In fact, at 15gal/day, the Ceradyn will last a little over 7 years (filtering clear, low particulate water.) The point is, one is a long term survival tool (Ceradyn) and the other is a short term survival tool (Gravidyn).
The Gravidyn has an important ability the Ceradyn does not have. The Activate Charcoal absorbs odor, bad taste, and some chemicals. So you can take the brown sludge, filter it and it will taste like good ole water. The Ceradyn,(from reports I've read) will leave odors, taste, and chemicals "in the mix" though reduced.
This is why I bought Katadyn's stand-alone charcoal filter. It is a simple plastic unit, designed for a tube in, tube out system. What is nice about it is that it can be opened and the charcoal replaced. I've found a place on the internet that sells 1 gallon container of the right sized / type carbon for about $35. That will probably last the life of the ceramic filters and thus give you the benefit of both designs.
What I plan to do is see if I can install this under the ceramic filters in the filtered water side of the unit. The outlets to the filters (three of them) have male tubing attach points already there, so it will be a matter of figuring out how to take three tubes and run them into one, and through the charcoal filter. The down side to this is it will take up space in the filtered water section and limit the amount that can be stored. If this does not work, I'm sure there will be a way to use it with a separate container.
The construction of the container is simple but strong. the walls of the plastic are about the thickness of a 5 gal plastic bucket. The plastic has NO odor so it should not leach any plastic taste into the water like some plastic water containers do. There is no way these parts would break under normal circumstances. Maybe even under unusual ones. It might deform a little if crushed, but not crack and break unless it was a tremendous impact or if the plastic was sub zero cold. The weakest part exposed would be the spigot.
Now, internally, the ceramic filters are VERY brittle.. If the unit was dropped and the filters hit each other, I think you'd have a fairly good chance of cracking or breaking one or more filters. They have about a 3 inch separation inside the top section so, it would have to be a heck of a fall to get them to collide.. But if your life is dependent on them, it is a caution to remember. It does come with a red rubber stopper that can be put in one of the filter holes if one would break. But of course that decreases your life and output by a third.
You can replace the filters, but it costs about the same for a complete unit as it does for three filters... so if you are getting back up filters, you may as well get a complete unit.
I have not tasted water through this unit, but a friend who used the Katadyn hand pump filter, in a foreign country's pond said it still tasted like the pond smelled.. I think they bought water instead, after that.. I will be getting the charcoal filter tomorrow or the next day and will see if there is a way to adapt it to these filter units.. If it works, it will be the best of both worlds...
For what I wanted, this unit meets my needs 100%... Amazon had one of the best prices. In later research I found some the same price at other places, but few had free shipping too.
Be prepared for the unexpected people! We are in unusual times.
2/8/2012 - Additional comments
The stand alone Charcoal Filter that Katadyn sells can not be rigged up to work inside the unit, but I think it can be attached on the spigot itself with tubing. I know this is a crazy way to do it, but it is the only way I have figured out to pass water through the carbon filter too. I have not physically done this but with the right tubing sizes 1) one that fits around the spigot and 2) a tubing size converter, 3) a tubing that fits on the carbon filter), it should work ok... Crude but ok... I'll take crude w/ good tasting water over astheticlly appealing with bad tasting water any day.
There was a comment posted about viruses in the water that the Katadyn does not remove.. true the katadyn does not remove all viruses. So you should boil or chemically treat, the water too to be safe... I'd elect to boil if this was an option..
This is from the Katadyn website.. [...]
Viruses (~0,02 - 0,2 Mikron*)
e.g. Hepatitis A, Norwalk virus, Polio virus. Viruses can only propagate
in living cells since they do not possess their own metabolism. Their
minimum size makes it difficult to filter them from water mechanically,
and so filters with a pore size of < 0.02 microns are needed. However,
viruses are sensitive to heat and chemical disinfectants. Usually bound
to particles in cloudy water, they can also be removed to a large extent
with filter pores up to 0.2 microns.
What can I say about the TRK Drip Ceradyn water purifier systems? Absolutely indispensable! In fact, we could not live healthy without it! We have lived in various locations in the USA and abroad over the last few years that have all used well water for our drinking and cooking needs. An in-depth water analysis indicated each of the places needed to have the water purified if we were to experience the highest quality of drinking water.
So we have purchased one of these units for each of the places we have lived. We also brought a number of units to the Philippines due to the poor drinking water conditions there.
Here is what we have experienced:
In the Philippines, our extended family had been experiencing repeated and chronic skin infections for years. Upon using the TRK Drip Ceradyn water purifiers the skin infections became literally non existent...yes, as in not even one case of skin infections since switching to these purifiers.
Here in the USA, we have now been drinking the purest water possible and the result is an increase in day to day health as well as incredible peace of mind knowing our water is 100% safe.
Here are a couple of things to think about:
1. What price do you place on your health?
2. Is $200 for over 30,000 gallons of purified drinking water too much to pay for excellent health? [by the way, that computes to less than 1 penny per gallon]!
3. Are you willing to clean the filters every two months during the hot season? [the ceramic filters become a little slimy when our house temps rise above 90 degrees F. We simply remove the filters and scrub them with the included scrub pad, and they are good to go for another few months].
We simply place the purifier next to our kitchen sink and use the water for drinking, cooking, ice cubes, etc. We have never had a problem with it and we are totally happy with it.
Also for camping in the rugged areas of the Sierra Nevada mountains, these purifiers are indispensable...remember, the deadly parasite called giardia [Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestine caused by a microscopic organism (protozoa)] has now infected many of our mountain streams.
We did our homework [researched various purifiers throughout the entire world], and came to the conclusion that for our needs, this TRK Drip Ceradyn was the perfect solution.
You simply can't go wrong with these units.
Hope this helps!
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Reviewed in Germany on March 18, 2021
je ne suis pas decu seul petite remarque :
peut etre un peu trop volumineux