Our filter water bottle is equipped with filtration technology developed with funding by NASA for use in space exploration. That means it’s reliable enough for the final frontier, and more than capable of handling any water source on Earth.
The BottlePro Adventure filtration technology was originally developed by Fred Tepper of the Argonide Corporation for NASA to be used in space exploration vehicles. More recently our filtration media partner Ahlstrom adapted the space technology to be used in our bottle.
This technology is changing the world of filtration because it is not a mechanical filter media. Instead, it removes submicron contaminants through electroadhesion and ion exchange.
Why do you need space technology in a water bottle?
For public tap water in Europe and the US you can usually get away with drinking it straight from the tap. However, what about if you are traveling across Asia, Latin America, Africa or unfamiliar regions of Europe or the US? What about if you are hiking and need to fill up your water bottle? Would you dare to drink the tap water?
Pathogens in tap water are one of the most common reasons people get sick while traveling. Even if the locals drink the tap water your body may not be accustomed to the kind of bacteria in the water. This also applies to potable public tap water.
We invented BottlePro to solve this. Thanks to the Ahlstrom Disruptor space technology used in BottlePro you can practically drink water from any source.
In this article we will describe the technology in more detail. For the filtration specs and a summary jump to the end.
Active ingredient is a natural mineral fiber
The Ahlstrom Disruptor® technology used in BottlePro is based on the mineral pseudoboehmite, AlO(OH). Each gram of alumina fiber has a surface area of greater than 500 square meters. The active fibers are 2 nm in diameter and approximately 250 nm in length.
The crystal structure of the mineral creates a natural electrokinetic potential of Al+++ on the surface of the fiber.
Therefore, the charge is not an electrostatic charge that can be dissipated by alcohol immersion, but instead is a charge potential that maintains integrity between 5–9.5 pH in polar liquids. The available hydroxyl group in each fiber will also exchange protons with many electropositive colloids to retain them through a form of ion exchange
Ahlstrom Disruptor is different due to its electro adsorptive nature
- Based on the crystalline properties of the mineral pseudoboehmite, AlOOH
- The small size of the AlOOH allows for electro adsorption of submicron particles
The crystal structure allows for an extremely high surface area and a large number of active sites for submicron contaminant removal.
The pore size of the media is engineered such that the charge field covers the entire void volume of every pore. There are approximate 400 layers of these pores in the thickness of the media that contamination pass through during filtration, creating a tortuous path. The charge field removes the negatively charged, submicron particles while larger particles are captured within the fiber structure of the media
BottlePro Ahlstrom Disruptor pore vs RO Membrane
RO membranes work on the basis of mechanical filtration and contain very small pores to remove submicron particles.The extremely tight pores of a membrane cause low flow rates and high pressure drop. Ahlstrom Disruptor media has a much larger physical pore size which allows for higher flow rates and lower pressure drop, and can still remove submicron particles due to the inherent charge field extending across the void volume of the pores.
Read more about how Reverse Osmosis compares to other filtration technologies.
How does BottlePro Adventure Disruptor technology compare to other filters?
Summary of the contaminants BottlePro Adventure powered by Ahlstrom Disruptor removes
The Ahlstrom’s Disruptor technology that is designed to remove a wide range of contaminants, including submicron particulates, organic acids, viruses, bacteria, cysts, cell debris, and trace pharmaceuticals, from water. It is intended for use in both point-of-entry (POE) and point-of-use (POU) applications, and can be used in a variety of formats, including as a stand-alone solution or in combination with other technologies. It is effective at removing pathogens and other contaminants while maintaining the minerals in the water for taste, and it can be used in pleated configurations to fit any size filter housing. The technology uses an electro-adsorptive process to capture small contaminants and pathogens, and has a high flux rate at lower pressure drops compared to other technologies with similar performance. It is also easy to convert and can be made into virtually any size filter cartridge.
Silver Antimicrobial proporties to minimise bacteria growth
It is important to note the distinction between nanosilver and the silver impregnated zeolite we use in BottlePro.
- Nanosilver used by most water filter manufacturers is typically 25 nanometers in size and can freely move through the dermal layer and in between human cells
- The Agion® silver impregnated zeolite we use has an average diameter of 2 micron (2000 nanometers) or approximately 100 times larger than nanosilver
This difference in size eliminates the possibility of the Agion® zeolite being considered to be nanoparticle. In addition, the Agion® product contains the silver internal to the zeolite. Silver is not available in a free form.
This means the silver contained within the zeolite can only be released in the presence of other ions, taking the place of the silver in the zeolite. This method of ion exchange provides for controlled delivery.
Summary of the BottlePro Filter Water Bottle for Travel
With BottlePro, you can confidently drink from any tap and most natural water sources, without worrying about contaminants or strange tastes. Whether you’re hiking through the wilderness, traveling to a foreign country, or just want to ensure the cleanest water possible, our bottle has you covered.
But it’s not just about practicality – our bottle is also stylish and convenient. It’s lightweight and easy to carry. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly – no need to waste plastic on bottled water when you have our filter water bottle.
Specification of BottlePro Adventure
- 99.999% bacteria filtration as well as 80+ other contaminants
- Approximately 680 ml capacity includign the filter inside
- Each refill has a capacity of about 250 L filtration or 2-3 months usage
- Made of insulated high quality stainless steel that keeps the water cold for 12 hours
Don’t settle for subpar hydration. Upgrade to the best and get your BottlePro filter water bottle today!