Nov 19, 2003

New Drinking Water System from Pall and Kinetico Removes Pathogens

System Produces Biopure Water; Earns Exclusive EPA Status as a MultiBarrier Purifier

Two filtration companies launch the first drinking water system certified as a microbiological purifier for residential, health care facilities and light commercial applications. The Purefecta Drinking Water Purifier removes bacteria, viruses and protozoa. It is the only multibarrier drinking water system available to consumers that meets the stringent U.S. EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Purifiers (OPP Task Force Report, 1987) to earn its exclusive designation as a purifier.

The result is biopure (microbiologically purified) water, the highest quality drinking water available. Purefecta is the first product from a unique collaboration between Pall Corp. and Kinetico, Inc..

Purefecta features a seven-stage, multibarrier process that offers more certified contaminant removal than any other drinking water system available including filter pitchers, countertop and faucet mounts, and under the sink systems. It is certified by the leading water quality product performance agencies to remove greater than 99.99999 percent of bacteria, greater than 99.999 percent of protozoa and greater than 99.99 percent of viruses from water. These agencies, specifically National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF), Underwriters Laboratory (UL), the Water Quality Association (WQA) and BioVir Laboratories, found that Purefecta meets the EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for virus removal and exceeds the EPA standard for bacteria and protozoa removal.

Poliovirus, rotavirus, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Klebsiella terigena are among the long list of pathogens Purefecta can remove. It is the only multibarrier drinking water purifier available to consumers that removes pathogens in addition to other commonly found water contaminants including toxic metals such as lead and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as chemicals and pesticides.

"Purefecta was developed in response to growing public concern over drinking water safety and quality. Consumers want peace of mind knowing that they are drinking the absolutely purest water they can possibly receive in their homes," says Eric Krasnoff, Chairman and CEO, Pall Corp.