CALDWELL, ID -- New from Omnipure Filter Co. is the L-Series line of filters, designed to combine durability and ease of changeout with a choice of treatment options to meet specific location water needs.
Omnipure's L-Series complements the recently introduced ELF-Series, developed for high-volume applications ranging from vending machines to coffee shops and restaurants.
The new series has been engineered to provide a rugged, versatile and convenient answer to the growing demand for pure water for drinking, ice and beverage preparation in smaller accounts. Formed of injection-molded polypropylene, L-Series filters are constructed of 100% National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)-certified materials. The design features a patented "keyed" configuration to ensure product integrity with simple quarter-turn insertion and removal, and is offered with or without automatic shutoff.
L-Series filters are available with a variety of standard media options, including granular activated carbon (GAC) for taste and odor reduction, a depth filtration medium to address sand, grit and sediment problems that can clog or damage downline equipment, and a specially blended polyphosphate medium designed to control mineral deposition associated with "hard" water.
The L-Series can also be ordered with the company's premium Omnipure Block media. This family of carbon blocks incorporates technology that optimizes surface area for better contaminant adsorption. Omnipure Block is available in a high capacity 10-micron activated carbon version and a water-polishing, cyst-reducing 1-micron model. Carbon-and-scale inhibitor and carbon-and-lead reduction versions are available for specific applications.
Also new from Omnipure and its technology partner, Sciessent, are versions of Omnipure's Aquabond media treated with Sciessent's Agion brand antimicrobial technology. The media have received California Department of Pesticide Regulation registration, as well as NSF certification for bacteriostatic claims.
Aquabond, a carbon-block filter, allows the bonding of a wide range of sorbents designed to remove water contaminants like arsenic, chlorine, copper, lead, mercury and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Omnipure's carbon block filters are said to be the first and only currently active inline filters to have received both listings and to contain Agion technology. Omnipure notes that this substantiates the claim that they can reduce the growth of bacteria in the filter bed.
Aquabond is used in all fluid processing markets, including residential filtration, foodservice, commercial and industrial applications. A recent development, Aquabond is a proprietary patented manufacturing process for preparing specialty granular media for use in a range of drinking water treatment applications. The primary feature of this technology is that it enables the permanent bonding of finely divided particles onto larger support granules, to form unique, application-specific composites.
"The L-Series is the latest innovation in Omnipure's 35-year history of providing our customers with in-line filters, made entirely in the U.S.A., that produce better-tasting water in both commercial and residential settings," said company president Roger Reid.
In 1970, Omnipure introduced the first small, disposable inline carbon filter. Like all the company's subsequent products, it was designed to eliminate or reduce contaminants that cause unwanted taste, odor and discoloration in potable water. This design imperative has impelled Omnipure's steady growth and development.
Omnipure filters initially found their primary uses in water coolers and icemakers. Development of the market has broadened the line's applications to commercial beverage equipment, under-sink and on-counter residential units, and drinking fountains. Omnipure products also are widely used as components in commercial and residential purification systems such as reverse-osmosis units.