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The water filter technologies - Aquadea-Q Serie Cartridges

The best of our ingenery implemented in filter production.

The goal of water filtration devices is to remove impurities from water. It is crucial that the pollutants accumulated in the filter, along with non-potable filter materials, do not dissolve back into the water during the filtration process. Most household filters are based on industrial-scale water purification systems. Unfortunately, scaling down leads to a number of unfavorable compromises: such filters are either less effective at purifying water or need to be replaced often.

So, the only way we see to make world best filters is to develop our own technologies, that completely fulfill our consumer's needs.


The Aquadea-Q1 Filter cartridge:                                  

For germ-free, clean drinking water.

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aquadea q1 cartridge with hollow fibre

The 2 stages of the filter:

Step 1: Fibrous carbon block with bactericidal additve: 0,8 µ pore fineness effective

Step 2: Hollow fiber membrane: 0,1 µ pore fineness

The Aquadea-Q1 filter cartridges are used in these filter device (example) : 

Okato w3 with Aquadea-Q1 Cartridge Okato Nature with Aquadea-Q1 Cartridge   

The Okato W3 water filter made in wood and stainless steel.

Made in Germany.

The Okato-Nature water filter made in wood and

stainless steel. Made in Germany. On this picture:

with an Aquadea Trinity silver vortex implosion device.

under table filter aquadea ukato aquadea q1 cartridge with hollow fibre
Ukato under table water filter Ukato Duo

Carbon block with Aqualene in this and even finer version can be found in the following Aquadea cartridges:

  • Aquadea-Q1   0,8 µ & 0,1 µ
  • Aquadea-Q8   0,8 µ
  • Aquadea-Q5   5 µ
  • Aquadea-Q3   3 µ

Here you will find detailed information on the function of the drinking water filter cartridges and on the retention of pollutants.

AQUALEN® activated carbon blocks: It removes particles larger than the nominal or absolute specified filtration grade as well as certain pollutant spectra according to the different adsorption principles. (chemical and physical adsorption). The patented AQUALEN® process also achieves additional synergy effects, such as the principle avoidance of desorption (referring to the process in which atoms or molecules leave the surface of a solid body) [heavy metal ions]. That heavy metals are effectively retained and are not "washed" back into the water flowing through.

The underlying standards:

NSF/ANSI Standard 42: Drinking Water Treatment Plants - Aesthetic Effects

Overview: This standard covers point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) systems designed to reduce the specific aesthetic or non-health hazards (chlorine, taste and odour and particulate matter) that may be present in public or private drinking water. NSF/ANSI Standard 53: Drinking Water Treatment Plants - Health Effects Overview: The Standard 53 is aimed at point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) systems that reduce specific health-related contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead, volatile organic chemicals (VOC) and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), which may be present in public or private drinking water.


LGA: In selected products, Aquadea - AQUALEN® activated carbon blocks have been LGA certified.(Germany)

Test object: Activated carbon blocks with AQUALEN® technology.

Test results: These do not refer to activated carbon, but to activated carbon in combination with the AQUALEN® fibres used.

Table 1 with test standard NSF/ANSI as standard 53

Self-testing laboratory AQUAPHOR Corp., St. Petersburg

Flow rate: 2 litres/minute (one cartridge - even better values for 2 cartridges in series)

Lead: up to 99% [NSF/ANSI Standard 53]

Copper: up to 99%

Nickel: up to 95%

Uranium: more than 97%

Zinc: up to 95%

Iron: 50 to 95% depending on pH-value and valence of the ions

Manganese: 50 to 90% depending on pH-value

Aluminium: more than 95%

Table 2 with substances that are significantly reduced ["removed"].

Results Aquaphor Corp. St. Petersburg according to NSF protocol Aquaphor Corp.



Benzol / Benzene [95%]




Tetrachlorkohlenstoff / Carbon tetrachloride

Chlor/ chlorine



Trihalomethane (THM)




Ortho-Dichlorbenzol / ortho-dichlorobenzene

para-Dichlorbenzol / para-dichlorobenzene

1,1-Dichlorethan / dichloroethane



cis-1 ,2-Dichlorethylen

Ethylendibromid / ethylene dibromide

trans-1 ,2-Dichlorethylen


Cis-1 ,3-dihlorpropilen

Ethylbenzol / ethylbenzene

Giardia lamblia



Blei (Lead) [till 99%]

Quecksilber / mercury

Cadmium [till 97%]

Lindan / lindane [till 97%]



Simazin / simazine

Styrol / styrene [Momomere]



Toluol / toluene





ortho-Xylol / ortho-xylene

Meta-Xylol / meta-xylene

Paraxylol / paraxylene



Table 3 with retention rates of some substances of the AQUAPHOR

Activated carbon blocks used by AQUADEA with AQUALEN® technology depending on the amount of filtrate:


Liter Filtrat




















1,5 Liter/Minute









1,5 Liter/Minute


pH 9,0



pH 9,0

t= 4°C


pH 6,0










1,5 Liter/Minute









1,5 Liter/Minute


pH 9,0



pH 9,0



pH 6,0


Hexachlorcyclo -hexan









1,5 Liter/Minute


pH 9,0



pH 9,0



pH 6,0


Extract of the results: Institut Toxicology RU Protokoll 14.-16.11.2007

Tested Product: Aquaphore B510-02 10 "Activated Carbon Block [5µm] - the activated carbon blocks currently used by AQUADEA are more than 5 x finer in their structure: 0.8 µm

Translation, Russian original protocol is available [Ehrlich Analytik Entwicklung GmbH].

The results refer to the tested product and the conditions during performance.

Note on the selected substances in the tables:

- Chlorine is selected for water disinfection.

- Benzene is representative of the hydrocarbon sector.

- Phenol for organic substances. These are summarised as TOCs (total organic carbon) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) as sum parameters which reflect the pollution of the water.

- Lead as an example of heavy metals

- The iron retention to the specified extent can be seen as a special quality feature.

- Lindane is selected from the range of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.

Important information:

1. the listed substances may, but need not be contained in the water.

2. The results of the reduction may deviate in practice [both higher and lower reductions are possible], as the composition of the water, the total amount of filtrate, the concentration of the measured substance as well as the flow rate and the temperature may differ from the laboratory conditions. In this respect, the results listed are to be understood as orientation values. No water is the same.

3) The results refer exclusively to the named test object and the described test conditions. No part of this report may be published or reproduced without written permission.

4) In general, it should be noted that all activated carbon blocks have a limited adsorption capacity. The tap water available according to TVO (German drinking water ordinance) may contain traces of these contaminants, for the removal of which the capacity of the activated carbon blocks is sufficient within the filter change times and volume specifications.

5) Important: with carbon block or activated carbon: the slower the water flows, the longer the contact time and the higher the cleaning rate.

Subject to technical modifications.

Ehrlich Analytik

Entwicklung GmbH

Lutz Ehrlich


Fachrichtung Chemie

PennigsehlerStr. 343
D-31618 Liebenau

When do you need pre-filtration?

Pre-filters are often used as a part of a complex water filtration system. They reduce the amount of small particles of rust, sand or silt and protect later stages of water purification from premature clogging. Similarly they protect pipework and household appliances, like dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines and tubs. Also to protect a more expensive and very fine structured filter cartridge like the Aquadea-Q1. So that the fine filter is not closed (particles) too quickly.

The leading water filter technologies

The best of the filter ingenery implemented in filter production

Aqualen As part of the cartridge, it effectively reduces heavy metals


Aqualen is a unique fibrous material created by Aquaphor. As part of the Aquadea carbon block cartridges, it effectively reduces heavy metals such as copper, lead, iron, mercury and radioactive isotopes. Due to its hydrophilic properties, Aqualen fiber facilitates water flow through the cartridge increasing the efficiency of the purification.


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CFB / CarbFiber Block

CFB is a technology used in production of carbon block cartridges using Aqualen fiber. Cartridges produced using this technology are more effective and durable, even in heavily contaminated water.

Dynamic Fixation of Silver in Aquadea Filter

Dynamic Fixation of antibacterial Silver

In the Aquada - Aquaphor filters we use an effective and safe method of dealing with the propagation of bacteria. Thanks to DFS technology, ions of active silver are securely fixed to fibers of Aqualen, providing protection from microorganisms. Such use of silver meets European safety standards.

Isotropic Adsorption Matrix

Isotropic Adsorption Matrix (IAM)

IAM technology allows fine purification of each and every drop of water. Acting like the roots of a tree, Aqualen fibers permeate through the cartridge and bond granules of adsorbents into a dense structure. Water is distributed evenly in the cartridge which contributes to more complete purification. In Aquadea Aquaphor cartridges, due to IAM there are no loose particles that might contribute to formation of pathways through which water can pass without proper treatment.

Click and Turn

Despite the technological complexity, Aquaphor water filters are ergonomic and easy to use. To replace the used cartridges you do not need any special skills or tools. Just push the button and turn the cartridge.

Klick and Turn - open the filter

HSS Hazard Safe Service

With technology HSS, using Aquadea Aquaphor filters is even more convenient and safe. Cartridges are replaced along with the casing to eliminate your contact with the accumulated contaminates. This is for the health of you and your family. Hygienic and easy filter replacement in just one minute.

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Since every water is different, as well as every snowflake and every human being, it is not possible to make a general statement regarding the exact number of litres for one filter cardrige. Apart from the ingredients, there are many other dependencies: e. g. temperature, pH-value, water pressure. Some of the 100,000 substances that are released into the environment, some of which occur together in water, can also produce strange phenomena. Which may not have been researched yet. Almost infinite combinations are possible.

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b) Aquadea vortex to be attached to a Reverse Osomosis system. Please click here.

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