No. Because it’s so highly concentrated, it costs pennies per day. Here are some examples: A 2oz bottle costs $19.95 and purifies up to 25 gallons of water. This comes to less than $0.80 per gallon. If you drink, say, half a gallon of water a day, the cost would be less than $0.40 per day. A 32oz bottle costs $109.95 and purifies up to 400 gallons of water. This would come to $0.28 per gallon. If you drink half a gallon of water a day, the cost would be $0.14 per day. Compare these prices to what it costs to buy a liter (considerably less than a gallon) of bottled water, very often costing from $0.99 to $1.49. Not only do you save a great deal of money, but by using the concentrate, you decrease the waste stream of plastic bottles by reusing just one bottle as many times as you need. So, using Biotite Concentrate saves resources, decreases pollution, keeps landfills from getting clogged with endless numbers of empty plastic bottles and costs remarkably less too. By the way, we recommend using either glass, ceramic or stainless steel for storing/carrying water, not plastic.
2. No electricity needed
3. Gravity fed
4. 0.2 micron ceramic filter
5. Multi-level natural earth filter system
6. 11.5” base X 21” tall
7. Living, oxygenated, fresh tasting mountain spring water
8. Easy to install, easy to use, easy to maintain, easy to clean
9. Plastic water bottles can now be eliminated as well as the landfill waste they create
10. 2 gallon capacity
11. Filter cartridge replacement very user-friendly
So, you’re saying that depending on how polluted the water, it’s drinkable almost immediately but if there’s a cloud, it could also take a couple days for the sediments to settle, is that right?
That’s right. Although the water is cleaned immediately, and you can drink it, the cloudiness, if it occurs, may not settle for a longer time. In fact, Biotite Concentrate can be used as a test for the purity of water. If you follow label directions and see no sediments occur, then you know the water you’re using is very clean. And the opposite is true too. If there’s a huge cloud in the water and it takes a long time to settle, then the water was filled with contaminants. We recently ran this test on a high quality spring water that is well known for it’s superior quality, even though over 25 years ago, the EPA stated that there was no longer any source of completely pure water in the continental US. We added an appropriate amount of Biotite Concentrate to this spring water, which came to us in a sealed glass bottle. 24 hours later there were bits of rusty sediment on the floor of the container. We haven’t had the sediment analyzed but this test suggests that even spring water can be contaminated.
Again, this depends on the purity of the water before treatment. Here are a couple examples: if a person uses tap water which has fluoride and chlorine and maybe even ammonia (another water treatment), along with several other things that might be in the water, the use of Biotite Concentrate will clean the water but most likely, a cloud will form and it may take overnight (or longer) to settle. In another example, a household may have a GAC (granular activated carbon) filter system or a de-ionization module, a reverse osmosis unit or a purification system that uses one or more technologies such as UV or ozonation. Biotite Concentrate can certainly be used on any type of water but if the water was initially cleaner than say, raw river or tap water, the concentrate might not produce much of a cloud or any cloud. Should this be the case, it’s entirely possible that only a very small amount of treatment is needed. Since we can’t predict each user’s water quality, the label gives a range of “up to” a certain amount. In some cases, a good deal less than the amount on the label recommendations is all that’s required and the only way to find out how much anyone needs is to simply experiment with different amounts until each individual discovers what works for their own situation.
Yes, it transforms the chlorine into chloride(s), meaning, the chlorine is no longer in the water. It has become various types of chloride salts which fall to the bottom.