How the System Works
Developed by Doulton of England, the microporous ceramic
element, combined with the latest extruded carbon-block
technology, effectively removes waterborne bacteria and toxic
chemicals - efficiently and 100% naturally.
The heart of every BelKraft Water Purifier is
its exclusive sterilizing element. The ceramic
element uses the natural properties of highly
specialized diatomaceous earth (Kieselguhr), which
is extruded and fired into a hollow porous
1. Tap water, under pressure, flows from outside
toward the inside of the sub-micron ceramic
2. Impurities unable to penetrate through the
microscopic channels of the ceramic matrix, such as
bacteria, Cryptosporidium and other micro organisms,
are simply trapped on or near the surface of the
3. Bacteria-free water enters through the core of
the highly activated extruded carbon block - another
natural component of Doulton's ceramic element,
which is used to reduce chlorine, pesticides,
herbicides, toxic chemicals, as well as taste and
odors which may be present in your water.
Throughout this molecular process water retains the high-oxygen
content and natural minerals that gives it its spring-fresh
4. In addition, both negative (-) and positive (+) adsorptive
forces are permanently induced into the ceramic and carbon
media to remove oppositely charged contaminants even smaller
than those removed by the micro-straining action.
5. Impregnation of the ceramic element with silver renders
its surface bacteriostatic - that is, bacteria cannot grow
on the surface. This ensures that you can change or clean
the cartridge with no fear of contamination. In contrast to
the silver which is used in activated carbon filters, the
silver in the ceramic element is in a form which will not
readily leach out, so its effectiveness exceeds the life of
The final stage is the Heavy Metal removing compound that
reduces lead, Mercury, Aluminum, etc.
You know it's working
Unlike ordinary charcoal or carbon filters that let most of the
impurities pass through without clogging, this element does clog,
due to its sub-micron filtration capabilities. Over time, impurities
trapped on the surface of the element will begin to restrict the
water flow, indicating the need for cleaning or changing.
An important feature of the element is its capability to be cleaned. Frequency of cleaning depends on the quality of the water supply but a simple scrub with a stiff brush or nylon scouring pad will restore the element to a clean condition - another Doulton exclusive.
The element is capable of producing approximately 1,200
gallons of the highest quality drinking water - good for
about nine months to a year for most families. Actual usage
depends on the amounts and kinds of impurities in tap water.
Cartridge replacement is as simple as changing a light
As a registered BelKraft ceramic water filter owner you
will also receive a reminder when it's time to replace
your filter replacement element.
Setting the Standards
BelKraft water purifiers have been tested and certified by
The World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. EPA-approved
laboratory standards, European-approved laboratory standards
and the national laboratory standards of over 50 countries.
In fact, they are the only products in this industry to meet
the rigid standards of ISO 9000.
Exceeds ANSI / NSF Standard 53 criteria for cyst reduction
(100% removal of Giardia and Crypto oosysts) and CDC / EPA
guidance on drinking water for people with severely
weakened immune systems.
The future holds no promise for safe drinking water. The only
promise is in BelKraft's continued pledge, achieved
through the best in technology combined with enduring
craftsmanship, to make the world's most effective
bacteria free water purifiers.
All at a small fraction of the cost of nationally
advertised bottled water !
detailed information on how the ceramic works
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