What kind of filter is the Multi-Pure filter?

The Multi-Pure filter is a compressed Solid Carbon Block filter , blended of selected activated carbons to adsorb chlorine and filter a wide range of organic materials. Considered to be the most effective method for removing chlorine, asbestos, cysts, turbidity, lead, TTHMs, volatile organic chemicals (VOC's) and certain pesticides. The carbon is compacted into a dense structure causing every molecule of water to be forced through microscopic pores of carbon, effectively removing these pollutants.

The solid carbon block filter is a replaceable cartridge designed so that it can be easily changed when a certain quantity of water is processed or the water flow rate decreases due to filtration of particulate matter.

Some additional advantages of the Solid Carbon Block Filter are:

** does not waste water; no electricity required;

** does not remove essential trace mineral that are beneficial to good health;

** does not add salt or silver to the water;

** provides fresh, delicious drinking water.

Disadvantages of other types of filters:

Granulated activated carbon

Ultraviolet Light


Bottled Water


Removes all minerals, including those which are beneficial to good health, using a process of boiling water and recondensing the water vapor. Many chemicals are also vaporized; thus, Distillation does not remove all of the chemicals.

Reverse Osmosis
Removes all minerals, including those which are essential to good health. Expensive to operate, RO Systems do not remove all bacteria or chemicals such as chlorine, TCE, THM, hydrogen sulfide, etc. Much water is wasted (3-6 gallons) to make only one gallon of water which is stored in a reservoir. The use of activated carbon filter along with an RO is recommended.

Silver-Charcoal Filters (Bacteriostatic Filters)
Silver Nitrate (known to be a toxic substance) is added to charcoal filter to inhibit the growth of bacteria. However, the effectiveness of this additive is questionable. The addition of Silver does not improve the ability of the unit to physically remove bacteria or other contaminants, especially chemicals. The Federal Trade Commission reported "studies on the effectiveness of bacteriostatic filters have shown unpromising results as to their ability to control bacterial growth".

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