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Renovo's MUV Adaptable Water Filter


Renovo Water’s MUV Adaptable Water Filter has a modular design to deal with multiple scenarios.

“The MUV water filter “gives you protection from contaminants in municipal water as well as all the way up to virus and bacteria protection in some of the most inhospitable places in the world,” according to a post on Recoil Magazine. “Using modular technology that works with a water bottle, hydration reservoir, as a straw, or as a gravity filter you get clean water anytime, anywhere.”

The system has three parts:

MUV 1 section is at the bottom and contains activated carbon fiber. Unlike traditional activated carbon in granular form this fiber is 10x more absorbent and allows a faster flow rate. It will remove chemicals, heavy metals, negatives tastes and can filter up to 150 gallons.

MUV 2 is in the middle and it is made up of tiny hollow tubes with a porous membrane. This prevents parasites and bacteria from slipping through as its concept is based on size exclusion – water can go through but not the larger particles. It will remove bacteria (E.coli, Cholera, typhoid etc.), protozoa (cryptosporidium), and parasites (giardia) and can filter up to 100,000 gallons.

MUV 3 contains nanalum which was developed by NASA to reuse waste water. Nanalum works by electro-absorption and manufactured with non-woven, highly engineered water filter paper impregnated with Granular activated Carbon. When wet, it has a strong, positive charge like a magnet which attracts and traps organic contaminants. It can remove viruses (Hepatitis A and E, poliovirus, meningitis, etc.), bacteria, protozoa, parasites, heavy metals, chemicals and negative tastes and can filter up to 90 gallons.

“MUV not only removes 99.999% of viruses and bacteria, but also allows you to change the filter modules for your specific water needs,” according to Recoil. “If you are getting water from your tap at home in North America, you don’t need to be concerned about viruses being in your water. What you may find in your tap water is chlorine and metals. In this case you don’t need to use the MUV 3 module that removes viruses, or the MUV 2 that removes bacteria, but you would want to use the MUV 1 module that removes chemicals and metals.”

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