Best Water now offers a Bone Char filter for fluoride removal. Like Alumina, Bone Char works best with more contact time with the water and at lower pH levels but works with a larger range of lower pH water and a bit better with higher flow rates than Alumina. And the water tastes better with Bone Char than with Alumina.
We recommend using a double housing manifold with KDF 85 in the first housing followed by the Bone Char filter in the second. Since KDF 85 will remove many of the other contaminates that Bone Char removes, the life of the Bone Char is greatly extended for fluoride removal.
Should be replaced every 6 months in normal use.
Water Filters That Remove Fluoride
Bone-Char (BC) Carbon has been used for centuries to remove naturally-occurring fluoride from water. It works similar to the way bones in the human body attract fluoride. Bone contains a porous matrix that is rich in surface ions. These can be readily replaced by fluoride and by some of the other contaminants that arrive along with fluoride (heavy metals). Bone char effectively removes a number of contaminants.
When used alone, BC-Carbon can remove up to 90% of the fluoride in water. The efficiency of bone char can be improved by adding pre-filters that remove heavy metals and other contaminants before exposure to the BC-carbon. Bone char works best at a slightly acidic pH and may not work as well with hard water. This medium is being successfully incorporated in many systems where cartridges can be replaced as the media becomes saturated.
KDF or KDF Filter – Kinetic Degradation Fluxion
KDF is patented and proven to remove chloramine, chlorine, bacteria, iron, fungus, algae, hydrogen sulfide, most heavy metals and other contaminates.
KDF is brass, made of 50% pure copper and 50% pure zinc. In water this produces an electro-chemical reaction that converts free chlorine into simple chlorides.
Some of the harmful components are changed into harmless ones. KDF will remove more than 95% of chlorine before it hits your carbon filter, extending the life of the carbon by 15 times and letting it focus on other pollutants.
The electrolytic field inhibits microorganisms and forms peroxide and hydroxyl radicals. KDF meets EPA and FDA standards for zinc and copper because the copper and zinc ions tend to reattach to the KDF media. It doesn’t remove minerals and is best used in tandem with carbon filters for truly effective filtration.