With our DOME filter®, you get pure drinking water from almost any freshwater source (e.g. a puddle) thanks to the triple combination effect of silver ions, ceramics and activated carbon.
The 1st stage gives the filter strong bacteriostatic and self-sterilising properties due to the ceramic impregnated with silver ions. These silver ions are toxic to bacteria and prevent mould and algae from forming on the surface of the filter, thus maintaining the cleanliness of the filter surface. (The silver used in ceramics is in particulate form, much larger than nanoscale. Because the silver particles are incorporated into the ceramic before firing, they are held firmly in place in the finished product. The silver does not leach into the filtered water; this has been proven by leachate tests conducted on our DOME filters® as part of our NSF certification).
In the 2nd stage, the water flows through the millions of pores in the housing of the ceramic filter. These pores, which are 0.2 - 0.8 microns in size, trap impurities as the water flows through them. The inside of the ceramic is an intricate maze of sharp angles designed to catch any particles that have entered the outer surface. This filtration system mimics part of the earth's natural water purification process. Just as water percolates down through layers of rock on its way, the water in a ceramic filter passes through natural media to rid itself of impurities.
The 3rd stage with its activated carbon core made from coconut shells serves to increase the adsorption capacity of the filter.
Toxic lead is filtered out in the 4th stage by heavy metal reduction media.
Just as rainwater seeps into the ground and sometimes runs for decades through the different layers of rock that purify it and enrich it with minerals and trace elements, the DOME filter® also needs sufficient time to transform your water into pure, structured water (up to 1.2 l per hour according to the manufacturer's specifications).
What can the DOME filter® out?
About the sensational effectiveness regarding the filtration of hormones, pesticides, drug residues, PCB's and much more please have a look at our test reports of the QUALITY FILTER TESTING LABORATORY, LLC.
Chlorine is used in the municipal cleaning process, leaves a bitter and chemical taste and an unpleasant odour. The activated carbon reduces both chlorine and chloramines.
Particles such as dirt, deposits and rust are effectively filtered out by the porous surface of the ceramic filter.
Volatile organic compounds include a wide range of chemical contaminants that enter the water via agricultural wastewater to paints and pesticides. The content of so-called VOCs is considerably reduced by the activated Carbon.
Turbidity is caused by suspended particles. These colour your water in unappetising shades of yellow and brown. The DOME filter® removes the turbidity and makes the water crystal clear again.
Only a few bacteria are smaller than one micron. Since they cannot pass through the pores, the bacteria are filtered out as the water seeps through the ceramic filter. The DOME filter® rids the water of pathogenic bacteria, such as cholera.
Confirmation and scientific recognition of the exceptional performance of the high performance DOME filter® officially confirmed by international test seals from the renowned laboratories NSF International and WRAS Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Limited. They meet the highest standards for drinking water filters and the strict BS EN ISO 9002: 1994 quality Standards.
You can be sure that you are getting the highest quality ceramic filter available on the market today.
compatible with tanks that have a minimum height of 12 cm
(e.g. our 3000 series)
For owners of the Single 500 we offer extra high upper tanks for our DOME filter®. Please check the height of your currently used upper tank in advance. You can use the DOME-FILTER® from a height of 12 cm.
Notes on authentication and registration
Only with the 10-digit authenticity code on your DOME filter® can you be sure that you have purchased a genuine YVE-BIO® product, manufactured in the UK to the highest EU quality standards. This authenticity and registration (printed on the base of the DOME filter®) protects you from counterfeit products.