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Barrier Water Filters - Enviro Barrier Water Filter Pitcher Grand Blue

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  • Manufacturer:Barrier Water Filters
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Barrier Water Filters - Enviro Barrier Water Filter Pitcher Grand Blue

Each Barrier Water Filters Enviro Barrier Water Filter Pitcher Grand contains a unique NanoPlus surface consisting of millions of nanopores. That is how Barrier Water Filters Enviro Barrier Water Filter Pitcher Grand are able to absorb a considerable quantity of contaminants, including the smallest molecules such as chlorine, volatile organic compounds of chlorine, phenol and pesticides.

Barrier Water Filters Enviro Barrier Water Filter Pitcher Grand is tested and certified by Water Quality Association according to NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of aesthetic chlorine, taste and odor and NSF/ANSI 53 for the reduction of cadmium, copper, and mercury.

Barrier Water Filters Enviro Barrier Water Filter Pitcher Grand Filter Highlights:

  • Barrier Water Filters Enviro Barrier Water Filter Pitcher Grand Filters filter 95 gallons of purified water, compared to most competitors that only filter 40 gallons.
  • Exclusive screw in replaceable cartridge prevents source water from contaminating filtered water.
  • Replaceable cartridge is easy to install.
  • Generous 1.9 quarts of filtered water provides a sufficient supply of water for a family and for many other uses.
  • Programmable electronic timer prompts user when it's time to replace the filter cartridge for best results.
  • Pitcher is constructed of high-quality plastic
  • Pitcher is dishwasher safe.

Ecologically Friendly Saves Money

  • 1 Barrier filter cartridge is equal to 760 16oz. plastic water bottles which is economical...saving you money.
  • Using Barrier pitchers are environmentally friendly by reducing landfill waste.
  • Barrier water filters are convenient. With twice the filter capacity, you make fewer trips to the store to buy refill cartridges.

SPECIFIC REMOVAL CLAIMS

Chemical Health Effects
Chlorine Immune system problems
Chloroform (CHCI3) Risk of cancer
Lead Mental development problems
Copper Internal organ damage
Mercury Kidney damage, brain damage and neurological problems
Cadmium Kidney damage
Benzene Cancer risk & blood problems
Antibiotics Reduced ability to fight infection
Petroleum contaminants Intestinal problems + stomach problems
Phenol Neurological affects
Aluminum Linked to Alzheimer disease
Surfactants Intestinal problems + stomach problems (diarrhea)
Insecticides
DDT Damage of immune system; long-term damage to health
Lindane Skin damage

Why Do We Need Clean Water?
Water is the main source of life and it is recommended that a person should drink at least 32 oz. of water every day to stay in good health. You should be sure that the water you drink is the purest possible. Water that is cleaned by municipal systems and that come from personal wells contain many contaminants that are dissolved in the water and are transparent. Impurities such as chlorine, chloroform, lead, copper, mercury, nitrates, pesticides, petroleum and others are commonly found in drinking water. All these contaminants may be harmful to your health if not removed. Drinking un-treated water from the tap over and extended period of time increases the risk of health issues such as cancer, immune system deficiencies, mental health development, kidney damage and neurological problems. BARRIER water filter systems purify the water from many contaminants and as a result, reduces your exposure to many potentially harmful contaminants.

Barrier Water Filters Enviro Barrier Water Filter Pitcher Grand FAQ's

What is the primary difference between the different models of BARRIER pitchers?
There actually is no difference in principal because all pitcher models use the same replacement filter cartridges. They only differ depending on their capacity and their convenience features like whether they have rubber footings that protect surfaces and keep the pitcher from slipping or if they have an electronic microprocessor as a replacement filter indicator as opposed to a mechanical or manual one. The price is directly related to these criteria.

Why is chlorinated water harmful?
Water is chlorinated at water treatment plants to substantially reduce the number of bacteria and microorganisms in the water, however, the chlorine itself is not removed from the water. Therefore, the tap water that comes into your home contains chlorine and organic chlorine compounds dissolved in it. It’s worth noting that these compounds may enter our body not only by drinking water. Some of them may be absorbed through the skin when taking a shower or a bath or inhaled when cooking or washing. Organic chlorine compounds have a toxic effect on the body provoking malfunctions of the cardiovascular and reproductive systems. All BARRIER water filters that are certified with WQA are effective at reducing aesthetic chlorine.

What is the difference between hard and soft water and are there simple identification tips?
Water hardness is manifested through the powdery white crust that appears on heating elements in washing machines or on cooking utensils after long-term use.  This substance is actually formed from excess calcium and magnesium salts. If the crust formation occurs rather quickly, the water is known as “hard”. The sooner the formation appears, the higher the salt concentration in the water. Excessive hardness should be eliminated because excess concentrations of calcium and magnesium salts are bad for human health. These salts increase the risk of stone formation in the kidneys and in the gall bladder. Special BARRIER filter cartridges are used for decreasing water hardness.

Which type water is better: filtered or distilled?
Without a doubt, filtered! Distilled water is “dead” water. It contains no salts required for humans and the pH balance is far from the normal value (distilled water is acid water). Our bodies require not only liquid, but a number of useful substances dissolved in the water. Thus, drinking distilled water on a regular basis is not healthy.

Which type of water is better: bottled or filtered?
Bottled water is generally filtered water (unless it is mineral water). Before bottling this water, it is filtered using a one of a few different forms of filtration.  One type of filtration is the reverse osmosis (RO) water filter system. Others may be a simple sediment filter while others don’t filter at all. However, in either case, it is unknown how long this water has been stored before reaching the consumer. During that time, certain substances contained in the package material like the bottle itself, may penetrate into the water.

Why can’t I just use let my water sit so that the harmful contaminants will fall to the bottom of my container and other chemicals will simply evaporate?
During this process, only volatile matters (e.g. chlorine) will be evaporated from the water while most substances will neither be evaporated nor deposited. They remain suspended in the water.

Is it true that water can be treated with silver?
This is true to some extent because silver has water disinfection properties and as such, it is a natural inhibitor of bacteria. However, silver also can penetrate into the water. Silver has the same properties as inorganic iron and as a result, it accumulates in the body eventually provoking many serious diseases.

Why shouldn’t I use tap water by boiling it instead of filtering it?
Boiling of untreated tap water is an extremely dangerous process. This is mainly attributed to the chlorine and organic chlorine compounds contained in the water. If you boil water, it will produce a complex chemical reaction resulting in creation of new substances that are much more toxic and hazardous to your health. In certain conditions (for instance, if there are benzene rings on the water surface) water boiling may produce dioxins, which may be fatal for humans.  Boiling water is only recommended in situations when treatment plants fail and recommend boiling your water to make it safe.

How can I determine the composition of my tap water?
The most comprehensive analysis findings for the quality of your tap water is usually available from your local municipality. You can also bring a sample of your tap water to any number of labs that can give you specific results containing complete data on your water sample. Your local town hall can usually suggest a testing lab for you upon request. If you are unable to do this, you can determine your water composition applying certain criteria. First of all, consider inorganic iron content. It is always dissolved in your water in lower or higher concentrations. This is due to deteriorated pipes supplying the water to your home. Secondly, consider chlorine and organic chlorine compounds. They are all found in your water in certain concentrations as the water is chlorinated at the water treatment plants. Thirdly, consider the hardness. An increased concentration of these deposits can be seen by the white powdery or crusty formations on the faucets in your home, your cooking pots, tea kettle, heating elements of washing machines and dishwashers. If the crust forms quickly as you will see white deposits on the kettle and cooking pot bottoms, your tap water is very hard. Thus, the hardness level should be reduced to the normal value range.

On the basis of your results you can select a suitable replaceable BARRIER filter cartridge.

About Barrier Water Filters
METTEM-Technologies, CJSC is the company producing BARRIER advanced water treatment filters.

METTEM-Technologies, CJSC began household filter production in 1993.

Since 1995, METTEM-Technologies, CJSC has had large scale production in place for pitcher filters using production facilities at S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (Korolev city, the Moscow region).

Continuous increase in production volume, supported by wide recognition among Russian consumers has contributed to the launch of BARRIER filters into European markets in 2000 (France, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia), the CIS countries (Ukraine, Byelorussia, Moldova) and Asia (Mongolia).

In 2004, BARRIER controlled over 40% of the water filter market in Russia. Two unique automated lines for replaceable filter cartridge production were launched in the same year.

Currently, the production line is completely automated with an in-house scientific research laboratory. The design engineering department of the company cooperates with the leading European design bureaus. They provide for an updated model line-up of the pitcher filters every 2-3 years.

High quality and technology driven product lines, compliant with the most stringent standards and extensive consumer demands, are competitive advantages for BARRIER. BARRIER products consist of pitcher water filters, flow through filters, water softeners, advanced water treatment systems.

Suggested Use

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Getting Started

1. Before the first time use.

1.1. Rinse the pitcher parts.

1.2. Screw the cartridge firmly into the funnel reservoir.

1.3. Place the funnel reservoir into the top portion of the pitcher.

1.4. Fill the funnel reservoir with cold water up to the brim and wait until the water in the funnel reservoir is filtered into the pitcher.

1.5. Repeat step 1.4 twice and discard the filtered water as this will rinse away any loose activated carbon particles and will prepare the filter cartridge for use.

1.6. When pouring filtered water, hold the funnel reservoir level down with your thumb

2. How to program the electronic cartridge life indicator.

2.1. Press the button and hold it down for a few seconds until the symbols appear on the screen. Once you release the button, the blinking symbol for users appears on the screen.
2.2. Now you can set the number of users by pressing the button until the desired number of users appears in the display.
2.3. Once you set the number of users, press the button and hold it down for several until the symbol of the cartridge appears in the display. The timer is now activated.
Note: The indicator switches off if the button is not pressed within 30 seconds before the timer is programmed. If this occurs, please, repeat steps 2.1 - 2.3.

3. Knowing when to replace the filter cartridge.

When the blinking warning symbol ("X") appears on cartridge image in the display, it means that the filter cartridge should be replaces within one week. As the week passes all symbols on the screen start blinking reminding you that filter cartridge life has expired. Replace the filter cartridge at this time.

4. Cartridge replacement

4.1. Unscrew the cartridge from the funnel reservoir.
4.2. Rinse the filter parts carefully.
4.3. Screw the new cartridge into the funnel reservoir and repeat steps 1.2 to 1.5.
4.4. Reactivate the timer by pressing the button and holding it down for a few seconds. (the number of users remains unchanged).
Note: You can easily change the number of users by entering the users' setting mode: Quickly double press the button, then repeat the steps 2.2. and 2.3. When the users' number is changed the cartridge life time is re-calculated automatically

ATTENTION:

  1. Only use the filter for its intended purpose.
  2. Keep the replacement cartridge in the original sealed wrapper while not in use and store in a dry cool place.
  3. When filling the funnel reservoir, do not place the filter cartridge opening directly under the running water.
  4. Wash your filter pitcher and funnel reservoir regularly with soapy water, rinse and then dry with a soft cloth.
  5. When using regularly, do not leave the filter pitcher empty (Keep filter pitcher filled with water).
  6. Keep the filter away from direct sunlight or excessive heat sources for extended periods of time.
  7. When filter is not to be used for a long period of time (more than 3 days) it should be left empty and dry during this period. Before using it again, please follow the instructions in the "Suggested Use" section.

WARNING:
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.

The BARRIER filter cartridge is for tap water and is not designed to remove bacteria or viruses!

Disclaimers

  • Do not use outdoors if the air temperature is lower than 32F.
  • Do not fill the funnel reservoir with water until the filtered water in the pitcher is used.
  • Do not wash the filter cartridge.
  • Do not clean using any cleansers with abrasive particles.
  • Do not wash any of the filter cartridge or pitcher components in the dishwasher.
  • Do not try to change the electronic cartridge life indicator batteries.
  • Do not use this product for anything else other than what is intended.


Your filter consists of the following parts:

  • Electronic Cartridge Life Indicator
  • Lid
  • Funnel Reservoir
  • Replaceable Filter Cartridge
  • Pitcher
  • Filtered Water Volume Scale
  • Measuring Scale (When using filter as a measuring pitcher without funnel and cartridge).

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By BETH (Rochester , NY )

We really like this water pitcher and filer system. We can truly taste the difference in our water. Very easy to use, too.

I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
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Manufacturer Info

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13420 Rockland Road – Route 176
Lake Bluff, IL,
Phone: (847) 461-9639 Visit website

About Barrier Water Filters

METTEM-Technologies, CJSC is the company producing BARRIER advanced water treatment filters. METTEM-Technologies, CJSC began household filter production in 1993. Since 1995, METTEM-Technologies, CJSC has had large scale production in place for pitcher filters using production facilities at S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (Korolev city, the Moscow region).

Continuous increase in production volume, supported by wide recognition among Russian consumers has contributed to the launch of BARRIER filters into European markets in 2000 (France, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia), the CIS countries (Ukraine, Byelorussia, Moldova) and Asia (Mongolia).

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