Join Pentair Foodservice, Hall 18P L58,
October 13-17 2023, Milan
Defined as a small piece of plastic lower than 5mm, microplastics have become an increasing cause of environmental concern in recent years. They either originate from larger plastics that have been broken down or are additives in products such as paint, toothpaste, cosmetics or synthetic fibres.
Carried in water, microplastics do not degrade and are sadly found everywhere; in our waterways, our rivers and seas and even carried to the extremes of the earth in falling snow. It is estimated that 11 million metric tons enter our oceans every year and that figure continues to rise. They pose a serious threat to our delicate ecosystem and to our planet.
While the destructive potential of microplastics is well documented, less clear is the risk to human harm. Microplastics have been found in fruit, vegetables and fish and in processed drinks such as beers and wines.
They can also appear in potable and bottled water, though much is removed in drinking water by municipal filtration.
Some studies have shown that microplastics can find their way into the human body and cause damage to cells and immune systems, but the science is not certain.
Everpure Precoat filters provide barrier from microplastics
Everpure has long been synonymous with the ultimate in drinking water treatment.
This year Pentair has been extensively testing its Precoat and Bacteriostatic filter family to ensure that they can meet, and exceed, the filtration levels required to remove microplastics from drinking water. Today, Pentair can reconfirm that its premium Everpure filters, AC², 4C², MC² and XC², can comprehensively mitigate the risk of microplastics being present in treated water. This is particularly good news for manufacturers and operators of point-of-use and point-of-entry systems, where these Everpure Precoat filters are most widely used.
Precoat and Bacteriostatic filters provide peace of mind for POU water systems
“Our flagship Everpure Precoat filters have always set the bar high but it is good to have it confirmed that they can tackle the risks posed by microplastics,” continued Salvatore. “The smallest microplastics are defined as one micron. Everpure Precoat submicron technology filters out particles as small as 0.2 micron.
These filters already conform to the NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53. We are now confident in seeking certification for ‘NSF/ANSI 401 – Emerging Compounds/Incidental Contaminants’, the standard which addresses the ability of a water filter to deal with lesser understood contaminants – such as microplastics. They also feature AgION antimicrobial protection which inhibits any potential bacterial growth, meaning that water they treat is as safe as it can be.”
See Pentair and Everpure Precoat at HostMilano
Salvatore and the Pentair Food Service team will be showcasing the range of Everpure Filters at the forthcoming HostMilano on the 13-17 October 2023. Visitors will also be able to see the Claris water treatment for coffee applications, along with its high-efficiency reverse osmosis systems, MRS-600 and Conserv75.
Look out too for the new Everpure Oxidice, which won new product of the year in June at the World of Coffee tradeshow in Athens. Oxidice is an ozone generator which uniquely disinfects the water and the surfaces of ice machines, resulting in less cleaning and healthier ice.
Finally, we will be unveiling for the first time the Pentair Everpure EZ-RO Reverse Osmosis System.
EZ-RO is all that’s needed to reduce contaminants and protect equipment with one simple system that can grow with your business.
Pentair Everpure, water treatment for every age
Pentair has always been focused on smart, sustainable water solutions that help our planet and people thrive. Microplastics in water is a relatively recent issue and one that we must all take very seriously. It seems fitting that Everpure, a brand celebrating 90 years in 2023, has evolved to deal with today’s problems and will remain the benchmark for quality and reliability in water treatment in the future.