Many customers are asking about Woder Filter’s micron rating.
The short answer is that Granular filters like the Woder 10K-DC (Amazon’s best seller under sink water filter), the Woder 10K-Gen2, Woder 5K-JG (Amazon’s best rated inline water filter) and the Woder FRM (Dual stage Fluoride removal filtration system) do not have a micron rating.
Bruce Wagner, Clearbrook Labs CEO, explains; “A micron rating is provided for carbon block style filters or filters using pleated membrane materials etc. These type technologies use nano sized to larger pore sizes to separate solids from the flow of water. A solid can be anything suspended or in some cases dissolved and can include cysts, bacteria and or virus.”
The in lines are chambered in a way to create maximum retention while only slightly limiting flow rate. The filters formulas are granular and the technologies are ion exchange and catalytic adsorption. The bacteriostasis is not intended to be utilized as an NSF 52 microbiological claim. These are municipal water filters manufactured for removing chlorine, Bromine, chloramines, metals, and fluoride if the special formula is purchased, etc.”
“Filters with a micron rating are generally used for well water and or untrusted water conditions that may include claims to remove microorganisms. Microorganisms can appear anywhere at most any time…particularly where food exists. The reason we include bacteriostasis technology inside a filter that doesn’t make any microbiological claim is to prevent and bacterial formation inside the filter. Since all water filters are essentially food banks. Any formation of bacteria within a filter would result in immediate colonization or mitosis. All of our formulas utilize enough silver/carbon to eliminate any microbial activity inside the water filter.” he added.
Thank you Bruce for sharing your knowledge with us.