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Seychelle Water Filter Bottles
The only personal water filtration system capable of up to 99.99% reduction in all four areas of contamination!
How It Works
Through medical technology Seychelle created a uniform 2-micron absolute pore size for the assured reduction and removal of the above contaminants. The high-tech porous plastic micro-filter is impregnated with both the finest granulated activated coconut Carbon available and Seychelle's exclusive adsorbing media for superior analyte removal capability.
In addition, the controlled 2-micron filter contains thousands of Omni-directional pores that result in a "tortuous path" for superior analyte reduction.
Seychelle's exclusive Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration coordinates all processes of contaminant reduction by Adsorption, Absorption, chemical bonding, chelation, and depth filtration.
All Seychelle filters, from the smallest to the largest are extensively tested by only the highest quality, independent state approved laboratories certified to test under the strictest EPA/ANSI protocols and NSF Standards 42 and 53.
This table lets you see how Seychelle filtering technology compares to competing products in percentage of contaminants removed.
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Seychelle's Ionic Adsorption Micron Filters are the most laboratory and field-tested of their kind in the world using EPA/ANSI protocols and NSF Standards 42 and 53.
Trace minerals are not removed in the filtering process. What's Good Stays... What's Bad Goes
Seychelle Regular Filter
The regular filter removes chlorine, chemicals (VOCs), heavy metals and Radon 222. Since it is more open in porosity, it does not remove giardia, cryptosporidium or E-Coli It is designed to be used as a drinking water filter for use with chlorinated municipal water and as a bottled water replacement.
Seychelle Standard Filter
The Standard filter is ideal for any in or out-door use; like traveling, hiking, biking, camping, fishing or for emergency purposes. It can be used with any type of water source; tap or rainwater, rivers, streams or even lakes (Excluding salt water). It is designed for use with water that is non-turbid, non-stagnant.
It removes up to 99.99% of contaminants and pollutants found in fresh water supplies including Aesthetics such as chlorine, Sediment and dirt; Biologicals such as Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E-Coli Bacteria; Chemicals (VOC's) such as DDT, MTBE, Benzene, Chloroforms (THM's); and Dissolved Solids (Heavy metals) such as Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Copper, Zinc, Aluminum and Chromium 6.
Seychelle Advanced Filter
The Advanced filter is made of the same media as the Standard filter with the addition of EPA approved iodinated resin (EPA Reg #: 35917-2), which has been proven effective in the removal of bacteria and virus to six logs (99.9999%). It can be used in extreme conditions; turbid and stagnant water; and is ideal for emergencies such as hurricanes, cyclones, etc. such as events that occurred in the US with Katrina, the hurricane in Haiti, and the recent nuclear explosion in Fukashima, Japan.
Seychelle Radiological Filter
The Radiological Filter removes 100% of Radium, Radon 222, Plutonium, Uranium, and Cesium 137 from contaminated drinking water sources, and greater than 91% of Iodine.
Filter Capacity and Time to Change Filters
Most Seychelle filters deliver up to 100 gallons of great-tasting, clean water before they need to be changed. This is equal to up to 757 half liters of bottled water! The time to change any filter is when the water flow becomes greatly diminished, and it is difficult to squeeze it through the filter bottle.
The filters should not be used with salt water.
Seychelle filters have an indefinite shelf life. For prolonged storage, follow these simple steps:
Fill the bottle with chlorinated water made by mixing half tsp of chlorine with one US gallon of water. Run this through the system and then rinse and flush with filtered water.
Allow the bottle/filter assembly to dry overnight unassembled.
Re-assemble the bottle/filter.
You may now store the product for any length of time.
What makes the SEYCHELLE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration System the BEST?
The primary reason our filters perform better than other filtration systems is that each product is designed to guarantee the greatest amount of reduction per contaminant.
The Micro-Porous body of the filter contains thousands of interconnected omni-directional pores, each being a uniform 2 micron in size. In addition to pore size control, our micro-porous filters have 3 proprietary media impregnated within that are coordinated carefully for the reduction of potentially harmful contaminants. The mechanical filtration is superior in efficacy in the removal of what is referred to as the “A, B, C, D and R” of water contamination:
A esthetic – unpleasant taste and odors, cloudiness, silt, sediment, chlorine, chlorine by products…
B iological – harmful microscopic pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other cysts and spores.
C hemical – toxic chemicals: Trihalomethanes, PCB’s PCE’s, detergents, and pesticides
D issolved solids – including heavy metals such as aluminum, asbestos, cadmium, chromium 6, copper, lead, arsenic and mercury
R adiological – Radon 222
Seychelle’s exclusive Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration combines the different concepts of filtration including adsorption, absorption, chemical bonding and chelation. It reduces specifically all areas of contamination through the exclusive design and impregnation of proprietary media with outstanding filtration capabilities.
Why are the Seychelle Portable Water Filtration Systems better than bottled water?
Three basic reasons:
First - The US EPA, NSF and ANSI Certified Testing Results of our filters assure you consistent quality, great-tasting water each and every time. Our water filtration systems are the most laboratory and field tested products of their kind in the world. Efficacy and quality are guaranteed and on record. Many bottled waters, especially in developing countries, are not guaranteed and actual water sources unspecified.
Second - the Seychelle portable water filtration bottle is affordable, efficient, cost effective and can be filled from any convenient water source anywhere, anytime except salt.
Third - the Seychelle system produces up to 100 gallons of great-tasting filtered water; equal to 757 half liters of bottled water at a fraction of the cost!
Will the Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration System wear out?
The filter will not wear out, per se. However, the maximum filtering capability gradually diminishes and when the water flow is too low, it’s time to replace the system. This is basically a function of the quality of the source water you want to filter.
Who performs the tests for the filters efficacy and for what elements specifically?
In the United States, water filtration products are tested by independent laboratories to verify the exact capabilities and performance. All Seychelle filters are extensively tested by only the highest quality US approved laboratories certified to test under the strictest EPA, ANSI & NSF standard methods and protocol. The gallon volume of filtration capacity is tested to NSF standards 42 & 53. In addition, Seychelle filters have been tested in sixteen (16) foreign countries.
All five areas of contamination “A,B,C,D and R” are tested. See Laboratory Test results for exact percentage reduction.
Is there a problem with activated carbon filters harboring or breeding bacteria or other contaminants within the filter itself?
Bacteria can grow on anything, but the key to this product concept is to periodically clean the filter. Most consumers use a Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) filter element in a manner that the systems are either attached to the faucet or permanently installed under the sink counter. The major problem is that the water is allowed to collect after use, and this is when bacteria grows or multiplies. Bacteria will grow most effectively in a dark, moist atmosphere, especially if there is no disinfectant in the remaining water. The main reason for the bacteria build-up is that filters cannot sanitize themselves automatically. With our bottle products, simply flush with a 1/8 teaspoon of chlorine in one quart of water through the system and then rinse and flush with filtered water. Seychelle has not received one report of bacterial growth on one of its filters since its introduction sixteen (16) years ago.
How is the filter capacity formula determined?
Seychelle performs continuous flow tests. For chlorine removal, the testing laboratories run the filters with heavily spiked water for over 400 gallons without any break-through of residual chlorine or other surrogates used. Overall filter capacity varies by product as follows:
Stainless steel bottles: up to 100 gallons
Are the filter systems pre-flushed?
All filter systems are pre-flushed at the factory. Please refer to product manuals for exact instructions for each product in our line.
Does the filter ever need cleaning?
No. Do not use soap or cleaner on the filter as you may damage it and plug up the microscopic pore openings which will cause it to not work.
What is the filter life expectancy?
For most products about one year. The time to change the filter is when you are no longer satisfied with the rate of flow.
Maintenance and storage
DO NOT…Place the bottle in the freezer. (When water freezes it expands and could damage the bottle and/or filter);
DO NOT fill with HOT water, or anything other than WATER;
DO NOT run the bottle through the dishwasher.
When the filter system will not be used for an extended period, flush chlorinated water through the filter and allow to dry thoroughly with top cap removed. Reassemble and stow.
Are your products safe and BPA free?
All Seychelle products are BPA free; are non-toxic and do not leach; and use only FDA approved # 4 and # 5 plastics and food grade materials; or # 304 stainless steel.
Who buys and uses Seychelle products?
Those concerned about the taste, odor and quality of their drinking water.
Those who travel worldwide.
Those who pursue an active lifestyle.
Those who are concerned about surviving disasters including floods, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, & tornadoes.
Those who buy bottled water on a consistent basis even though they may question the source and quality.
Those concerned about the environment.
As of January, 2010 Seychelle has sold over three million portable water filtration bottles and pitchers throughout the world to customers, such as individuals, dealers, distributors, retail stores and to governments, militaries, agencies and emergency relief organizations. This includes units of the United States Marine Corps, the International Red Cross, Eco-Challenge, Patagonia, Hammacher Schlemmer, Kenya Wild Life Service, La Cruz Roja de Mexico and the N.Y. Institute for the Blind. About Seychelle Products
Seychelle manufactures a variety of products including filtered water bottles, canteens, water pumps, water pitchers, water bags, straws and in-line filters. Seychelle plastic bottles come in convenient sizes ranging from 18oz to 28oz - and can be taken anywhere you go, anytime you go!
Seychelle's new line of portable water filtration bottles feature its unique Ionic Adsorption Micron Filter Technology and BIOSAFE that removes up to 99.99% of the contaminants and pollutants that can be found in drinking water. But while they take the bad stuff out - they leave in the beneficial trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. Seychelle filtering technology beats competing products in percentage of contaminants removed.
An Alternative to Bottled Water
In recent years bottled water has come under increased scrutiny because of plastic bottle leaching, and bottled water's high cost per gallon. Millions of barrels of oil are used each year to produce and transport bottled water. Billions of empty bottles end up in landfills and the ocean each year where they may last for 1,000 years. And, the quality of bottled water is not always assured!
Seychelle portable water filtration products help the environment and are a better alternative to bottled water. They are specifically designed to assure that the water you drink is great-tasting, fresh and clean regardless of the source - straight from the tap, or from rivers, lakes, streams, creeks or ponds. They are ideal for everyday use: camping, hiking, biking, backpacking, at school, the office and especially for emergency preparedness.
The plastic bottles Seychelle uses are environmentally safe, re-usable, and can be recycled. They will not leach and are BPA free. They provide up to 100 gallons of great-tasting filtered water which is equal to 757 half liters of bottled water for just pennies a gallon.
Seychelle Water Filters
Flexible, portable water purifying solutions are the province of Seychelle water filters, which address the need of people for clean water even at a distance from their kitchen sink. Everyone from global travelers to campers or outdoors enthusiasts may find themselves in need of a good, clean drink of water that they can rely on to refresh them, not give them diarrhea or a bad case of vomiting. This is Seychelle’s field, and the firm offers plenty of viable alternatives to those in need of portable personal water cleansing.
Though using bottled water can supply many of the same needs, there are many weaknesses to this plan that are better addressed using portable water filters, including:
(1) Bottled water may not be available everywhere.
(2) If you travel a lot, bottled water will soon add up to more than a portable filter costs.
(3) Bottled water may contain leached chemicals from the bottle walls.
(4) The process of bottling is ecologically destructive, and the bottles themselves are major contributors to the rafts of plastic befouling the oceans and killing sea life.
Seychelle water filters offer a clean, ecologically sensitive, thrifty alternative and have many different configurations for countless situations where an in-line or countertop filter simply cannot be brought or used.
Small Seychelle water filters
All portable filters must be small and lightweight enough to be carried from place to place. They need to fit into containers such as backpacks, purses, or carry-on luggage so that they can be efficiently brought to remote locations, away from pressurized water supplies. These devices also need to be maneuverable enough to be used quickly and comfortably to get a drink of water.
Seychelle water filters start with the smallest possible purification system with current technology, the water filter straw. These small cylindrical water filters have a limited capacity of around 25 gallons, yet can be borne anywhere that a hefty fountain pen can. They are 8” long and 1” in diameter, which is too large for a typical pocket but not for a fanny pack or glove compartment.
An assortment of water bottles in 18 ounce, 24 ounce, 27 ounce, and 28 ounce sizes are the next Seychelle water filters in terms of compactness and convenience. Though these bottles are made of plastic, they do not contain BPA (Bisphenol A), the highly harmful compound that leaches into standard bottled water from its cheap container.
These well-engineered, safe bottles are for longer term filtration than the straws can provide, and so are useful as a standard supply of clean water while hiking, traveling to areas where tap water may be contaminated, and so on.
Medium sized portable Seychelle water filters
Sometimes, you need a larger amount of water than straws or squeeze bottles can provide, but still have no ready access to countertop or inline filtration systems. Two examples could be a long hiking trip of several weeks deep in the wilds of Alaska or the Amazon, or renting an apartment for a business, tourist, or romantic trip in a central Asian country like Kazakhstan where the water is of dubious quality and the pipes may not be standard American sizes (so even if you brought a countertop filter, there would be no guarantee it would fit local hardware).
Seychelle water filters address these higher needs for water over a longer period with their medium sized portable variants. The filter pitcher the company makes is highly effective, removing 99.99% or more of bacteria, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, silt, and other contaminants. It can handle up to 150 gallons per cartridge, and holds half a gallon of water at once. Since it can be put in a refrigerator for cool, refreshing drinks, it is well suited to RV use, plus overseas apartment rentals and the like.
The water filter pouches and water filter bags are Seychelle water filters that are excellent for outdoor use. When empty, they are deflated and flat, enabling folding or rolling to make them super-compact for carrying. When used, they can be hung from a tree branch, forked stick, or even a vehicle antenna in a pinch, with gravity supplying the feed to quickly create potable water for your wilderness drinking and cooking needs.