How Ecofiltro Works

Ecofiltro consists of multiple components working in harmony to purify water effectively. The filtration unit is constructed from a composite material comprising three natural elements: clay, sawdust, and colloidal silver. Together, these components offer the following functionalities:

  • Clay: Within the filtration unit, clay forms microscopic channels that capture contaminants present in the water, including solids, bacteria, and parasites.
  • Sawdust: Through the manufacturing process, sawdust is transformed into activated carbon, eliminating any unpleasant odor, taste, and turbidity from the water.
  • Colloidal Silver: Applied to the surface of the ceramic filter post-firing, colloidal silver acts as a secondary protective layer, neutralizing contaminants. This widely-used bactericide purifies water globally without any adverse effects. On Ecofiltro units, we use 0.22 liters of colloidal silver at 530 ppm for our 5L product, and 0.42 liters for our 20L product, both applied internally and externally. Studies show that initially, there is a higher release of silver, around 40 ppb (0.04 ppm), which is well below the recommended daily intake limit of approximately 30 ppm. According to the USEPA(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), the maximum intake of silver should not exceed 5 μg per kilogram of body weight per day (1996), translating to a daily intake of 350 μg for an average 70-kilogram adult.

Initially, the filtration process may be slow due to the pores of the ceramic material opening. This may result in a clay-like taste in the water. For optimal taste, it is recommended to discard the water from the initial few filtrations and empty the container several times, periodically assessing the taste.