The Alka City TOTAL water system is a fantastic way to filter and transform tap-water.
It offers effective purification for chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, chemicals, micro-plastics and arsenic
as well as alkaline ionised mineral water
The water tastes like mountain spring water - fresh .. alive and delicious !
A great way to support your body's health and well-being day after day
and drink lots more water !
This alkaline water system combines excellent filtration: fluoride-free water, and the health promoting properties from the Alka Spring system.
Here is more info on the 4 different filters:
The FluorEX Max Filter is made with revolutionary Nano-technology, offering removal of fluoride to non detectable levels! It also removes radioactive contaminants various degrees.
It is an ALL NATURAL, ALUMINA FREE cartridge !
We have tested many cartridges. Most of them had in common that they claim to remove 'up to 99% fluoride' and as Hill Laboratories, Hamilton NZ proved with samples taken by us, they did not ! Most of them just took out 40-50% of fluoride and one achieved 78% but the water tasted bitter. Most of those contain alumina as media which is fraught with aluminium leaching into the water ... It would require an additional secondary KDF-Carbon filter (for heavy metals) to remove aluminum leachate.
Fluoride: The FluorEX Max FILTER MEDIA is all natural and leaves healthy minerals like calcium and magnesium in the water, and it wastes no water (not like Reverse Osmosis systems)
Removal rate: Ionza independently tested the water samples taken from Auckland City to verify the fluoride extraction and its performance. Tested by Hill Laboratories in Hamilton: Fluoride content in water sample less than 0.05g/m3 = non detectable, see test results attached.
Removal rate at beginning of cartridge usage is 99%, after 2000 litres usage approx 90-95%*
*depending on water source and whether a Carbon/Kdf filter is installed as prefilter.
FluorEX Max Capacity: 2000 litres, or 6-12months. This means approx 12 months for 1-2 person household, or 6 months for 4 person household (*depending on volume of water used)
Monitoring of usage: We recommend to install a water flow meter to monitor usage. Follow this link for more information: >> Water flow meter
Water Flow rate: The FluorEX-Max filter is most effective to run at approx 1.5-1.8 liter/min. The flow rate can be set up by the installer or by yourself: If your water flow is greater than 2 litres/min (if it takes you approx 5 seconds or less to fill your cup with filtered water) your water flow is traveling too quickly.
Test result Fluoride sample 1 = FluorEX-Max filter:
Auckland City Tap-water has approx 0.78g/m3 fluoride content.
After the FluorEX Max filtration the fluoride content in the water was reduced to less than 0.05g/m3 (test result) being non-detectable.
The Active Pure XTRA Filter is one of the best filters available in New Zealand.
It has a huge capacity and makes unpleasant chlorinated city water taste nice and pure.
It is deliberately placed as a prefilter to protect the FluorEX Max filter from exhausting too fast.
The Active Pure Xtra is a high performance filter (FDA approved) for effective removal of chlorine, aluminium, chemicals and heavy metal contamination. It contains two separate purification media:
The first stage media is the versatile KDF - oxidation/reduction media which removes heavy metals, trace metals, such as aluminium and lead, plus chlorine, also prolonging the life of the second granular carbon stage.
The second stage media is coconut shell activated carbon: removal of chlorine, organics, chemicals, tastes and odours. Very effective in taste improving.
Filter Mesh size: 5 µ micron
Capacity: up to 48,000 Litres or 36-40 months (depending on source water) - lasts 3 times longer than ordinary filters.
Hygienic Life: 3 years, depending on source water
pH Range: 5-9
Presssure rating: 70 PSI
Flow rate: up to 1.5-1.8 Litres/ minute
In general the ULTRA FILTER offers excellent filtration capacity for water borne pathogens through its 0.01µ Micron filter media.
In the Alka City TOTAL water system it is an ideal filter for removing Microplastics and Nanoplastics due to its 0.01µm filter mesh media.
Inbuilt back-flush system: the Ultra filter has an inbuilt backflush system to maintain and extend filtration capacity and filter life, see installation details at the end of this webpage for more info.
Capacity: 10-18 months usage (dependent on backflush being exercised every 6 months, a sediment or other pre-filter installed, the degree of contamination of the source water and the amount of water being processed)
Working Pressure: 15 - 50 PSI (Please note: a pressure reducing valve is required for higher water pressures.
The ALKA SPRING cartridge infuses anti-oxidants, minerals and trace elements into the filtered water ...
the water tastes soft and delicous, offering hydrogen, magnesium and other valuable properties
to your water and your health.
The Alka Spring infuses properties into the water which offer a wide range of health-improving benefits:
• Improving energy levels
• Restoring alkaline buffers
• Eliminating body acidity
• Reducing free radicals
• Increasing antioxidants
• Increasing oxygen-uptake
1. Far-Infra-Red Energy Beads: it is made out of natural infrared raw materials, which add maifanshi stone and seabed minerals that contain useful trace elements, manufactured with a ceramic technology method. In the Far-Infra-Red process, the organisms absorb frequencies of 8-14um which has 90%+ infrared emissivity. The released infrared energy can be easily absorbed, producing smaller water molecule clusters.
2. Negative Ion Minerals: The ALKA SPRING dispenses ionic minerals into the source water offering negatively charged ions.
3. Minerals and useful trace elements: The ALKA SPRING is adding essential minerals and trace elements, such as magnesium, strontium, lithium, silicium, zinc, selenium, calcium, potassium - up to 90 minerals and rare trace elements assisting healthy functioning of your body.
Bio Minerals: come from Maifanshi rock, a natural source from Asia, which is known as the 'health stone', or 'wisdom stone'.
(see also cartridge diagram below)
Capacity: 2-3000 liters, depending on usage and water source: 10-15 months for a 2-3person house hold
Dimensions: H:35cm x 7 cm diameter
Installation: the Alka Spring cartridge is placed after theFluorEX Max filter. It comes with a wall bracket-holder, 2x 1/4" push connectors and manual for easy installation
Alka Xtra Kit: The Alka Fluoride-Free Kit includes the Dual Source Gooseneck Filter Tap, the Alka Spring cartridge and the 3-year high performance filter the Active Pure Xtra, the FluorEX Max filter and housing, a pH Testing bottle with colour chart plus other relevant parts: T-line diverter valve, Pressure Reducing Valve 45PSI, Connectors, 1/4" Tubing and Wall Brackets.
Working Pressure: 15 - 65 PSI (Please note: a pressure reducing valve is required for water pressures higher than 70PSI. See 'Accessories' for pressure reducing valve)
Alka Spring: the UNIQUE RECIPE is composed out of a range of different natural media and gives the water the magic quality:
The unit came with fittings which made it a breeze to install in my existing under-sink filtration system. Best part of the circuit is to cut the hose between the system's outlet and the bench-top tap, and insert the cartridge there.
The water has fine bubbles - hydrogen so I'm told - which are good for you. The pH tests to over 9, full-time on-tap 24 hours a day.
My wife and I have had unexpected health benefits already - my wife has gained huge relief from deep chronic bone-aches which were giving her agony every morning, and I have had a marked reduction in night-time snoring. It's possible that the alkaline water has been reducing inflammation levels in the body for both of us.
Normally, if you want healing waters, you have to move to an area that has the right kind of mineral stream. But with this little cartridge, you can have these healing waters on tap for over a year or more.
Thank you for our wonderful Alka city total filter system! We love the taste and softness of our water now and never travel without filling up a bottle from home to take for the day.
Alix B - Auckland
Chemical remocal from the Alka City TOTAL
1.- Chemicals with very high probability of being adsorbed by GAC - Granular activated carbon:
ff: Chemicals with very high probability of being adsorbed by active carbon:
FluorEX Max Manual:
A) Due to the nature of the structure of this cartridge, it should not be placed after any mineral filter as the minerals may clog it.
Note: 1. It is highly recommended to place the Active Pure Xtra Filter (High Performance Active Carbon and KDF filter) before the FluorEX-Max to ensure that the FluorEX-Max cartridge is not inundated and competing for absorption of various other chemicals and is thereby free to function optimally for fluoride ion removal for longer period of time.
2. Many filtration systems on the market do not properly regulate the water flow, which is crucial for proper filtration to occur. If your water is greater than 2 litres/min (if it takes you approx 5 seconds or less to fill your cup with filtered water), your water flow is travelling too quickly.
B) The Active Pure XTRA pre-filter needs to be flushed first before the Fluorex Max filter is installed. This is so the carbon fines from the XTRA filter do not clog the FluoreEX Max.
After flushing the XTRA filter then the FluorEX Max filter can be installed and flushed. This is very important for the customer/installer to understand.
Initiate Flushing of the FluorEX-Max cartridge with cold/cool water. As the first water begins to flow, you may notice some carbon dust passing through. Allow the water to run on full for 10 minutes then turn off faucet.
1) Flush the cartridge for 2 minutes, when it hasn't been used for 2 or more days
2) Never run hot water through the cartridge, as the filtration process will not be effective. Use only cold/cool water.
3) for optimal Results, replace this filter cartridge based on your specific Fluoride concentration based on 4 litres/day usage for every 12 months, whichever comes first:
a) Fluoride concentration 2.2ppm (=g/m3) Replace every 600 litres
b) Fluoride concentration 1.2ppm (=g/m3) Replace every 1200 litres
c) Fluoride concentration 0.7ppm (=g/m3) Replace every 2000 litres (= approx Fluoride concentration of Auckland Tap-water)
Check with your local council regarding fluoride content in tap water.
Do not use the FluorEX Max filter without a pressure reducing valve if your water pressure is above 70PSI
ULTRA FILTER INSTALLATION INFO:
As it shows in the above diagram, the ULTRA filter is installed 3r inline of the 4 filters.
The Ultra comes with 1/4 " connectors, and inline valve. The Ultra filter has a water flow direction, identified with an arrow. The arrow shows the normal flow direction when operating as a filter.
Back-flush facility: The Ultra has a 3rd port (3) which is the provision as a back-flush facility. It pays to back-flush the filter approx. every 4-6 months depending on water source quality. Please note: it is recommended for the Ultra to have a pre-filter in order to not clog up too fast;
Pre-filter: approx. 5-20µ (micron) mesh size. The provided inline tap in normal operation mode is placed on the back flush facility, and the tap is closed. See diagram/images
Installation: Standard: Connect the Ultra filter after a prefilter (e.g. 5µ carbon filter) and before a re-mineraliser or Alka Spring or water ionizer. The Back-flush tap is closed in normal filter mode.
Back-flushing: Back-flushing is an easy task. The water needs to run the opposite way beginning at the backflush port ... For more details the Ultra filter comes with detailed instructions including how to back-flush.
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