Drink water filter PROaqua 4200
The filter media:
The new filter system of PROaqua 4200 - a Multi-
Barrier-System - protects you and your family
reliably against existing and unexpected water
contamination. Nitrate, nitrite, pesticides,
hydrogen carbon halides, heavy metals,
radioactive particles, bacteria, parasites, viruses,
to name but a few, are safely and completely
filtered out. The water filtered by PROaqua 4200
reaches such a high level of purity that it is most
suitable for the preparation of baby food.
The PROaqua 4200 potable water filter has been
extensively tested during its development in the
laboratories of the “Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern
- LGA" (Bavarian Institute of Farming). The LGA
(established in 1869) is an independent institute
under the supervision of the Bavarian Ministry of
Economy and member of the "Verband der
deutschen Materialpruefaemter - VMPA"
(Organization of the German Material Control
The LGA confirms that the PROaqua 4200 filters
water in an outstanding way: after the purification
the amount of contamination is below the level of
proof. Amongst others, it was confirmed that no
bacteria or micro- organism can find their way into
the filtered water, due to the new diaphragm filter
technique. The Max. v. Pettenkofer-Institute of
vivology, the “Landesuntersuchungsamt fuer das
Gesundheitswesen” (national health authority)
and other independent laboratories confirm these
Approx. 3 liters of drinking water are consumed
per day and person in Europe. PROaqua 4200
filters two liters per minute - therefore the filter
can be used even by large families.
Due to the possibility of combining different filter-
media and -techniques, as well as more than 100
different ways of configuration, almost all known
forms of water pollution can be eliminated
The way the filter is constructed secures the best
possible filtration The so called “channel effect”
does not occur.
The PROaqua 4200 is officially recommended
and approved for the usage in single- and self-
sufficient systems, which cannot be connected to
a central supply system for technical or
What kind of harmful substances are retained?
Depending on the water pollution and the wishes of the user, it is possible to provide the PROaqua
4200 filter from PROVITEC with different filter media, for example:
· to eliminate nitrate, nitrite, sulphate:
- nitrate selective anion exchanger -
· to eliminate organic compounds (e.g. pesticides, halo-genated hydrocarbons, chlorine etc.):
- activated carbon obtained from coconut shells subject to charcoal treatment -
· to eliminate lead, copper, zinc, iron, etc.:
- various REDOX granulates -
· to enrich water with mineral substances (calcium, magnesium):
- dolomite rocks -
· to eliminate lime, ammonium, potassium, etc.:
- cation exchanger -
· to eliminate bacteria:
- fractional membrane filtration -
Selective anion exchanger:
Nitrate and nitrite ions are exchanged for
chloride ions by a selective anion exchanger.
The remaining absorption capacity of the ion
exchanger can be checked easily and quickly
with the available test rod for nitrates (1 min.). If
the color indicates a quantity of nitrate of more
than 10 mg/l, the filter should be regenerated. In
conventional nitrate water filters the anion
exchanger would have to be replaced.
The PROaqua 4200 is different. The
"countercurrent regeneration" can be easily
carried out by the user who can clean and
disinfect all filter media. Regeneration costs
approx. US-$ 0.50. There are no additional costs
for cartridges or membranes!
You can regenerate the anion exchanger used in
the PROVITEC drinking water filter more than
1000 times. Consequently, the service life
exceeds 25 years.
Special activated carbon:
The organic substances to be found in drinking
water (eg. pesticides, volatile halogenated
hydrocarbons, chlorine etc.) are ad- and
absorbed by a special activated carbon. The
activated carbon granulate used in the
PROVITEC drinking water filter is made from
coconut shells. This material has a much higher
absorption capacity than conventional activated
By adding "REDOX" granulates to the PROVITEC
drinking water filter, natural filtering effects are
achieved through oxidation-reduction processes.
Specially treated copper and zinc react to a great
number of inorganic substances and heavy metals
(eg. lead, cadmium, aluminium, mercury, copper,
zinc, manganese etc.) and eliminate the same.
Minerals like calcium and magnesium, which are
considered favorable in nutritional physiology, are
not eliminated by the PROVITEC drinking water
filter. On the contrary: Dolomite rocks help to
enrich the filtered water with these minerals.
Upon request, the PROVITEC drinking water filter
can also be equipped with a cation exchanger to
eliminate lime (lime is a compound of magnesium
and calcium) from the drinking water to improve
the flavor of coffee and tea or to avoid sediments
in household appliances.
The specially prepared germ membrane
eliminates all germs and bacteria. The critics of
public authorities which claims that "in cases of
insufficient maintenance drinking water filters
provoke the development of bacteria" do not
concern the PROaqua 4200 at all. The bacteria
filter (which is also used in serological medicine)
meets the maximum safety requirements.
The PROVITEC drinking water filter is made of recyclable
materials which comply to food regulations.
Drinking water filter PROaqua 4200 was developed to filter out
pollutants of all kinds and concentrations.
- the Multi-Barrier-System-
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