What makes our water filter jug different?
Unlike standard filter jugs that leave the water acidic, the Biocera Alkaline Water Jug naturally alkalises water and alters its ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential), typically to levels between -100mV and -250mV.
It achieves this feat without electricity thanks to several components: natural bioceramic minerals, which emit low levels of natural energy and improve water structure, a coarse particle pre-filter, activated carbon granules and antibacterial balls.
While making the water cleaner, the jug also adds beneficial alkaline minerals (potassium, magnesium and calcium). The result? Clean, smooth drinking water with an alkaline pH.
"Peak performance and optimal health depend on the body's ability to maintain a slightly alkaline state in virtually all of our cells and tissues. Drinking four to six glasses a day of alkaline water will help to neutralise over acidity and over time will help to restore buffering ability." - Dr Susan Lark -
Who is our water filter jug for?
The Biocera Alkaline Water Jug is an excellent option for anyone wishing to obtain a ready, naturally alkalised, hydrogen-rich water supply. Water that is rich in beneficial minerals, free from chlorine, well-structured and with antioxidant properties.
We recommend using alkaline antioxidant water for everyday use, whether in hot and cold drinks, cooking, or washing fruits and vegetables before use. The water filter jug comes complete with two cartridges. With average family usage, each cartridge will last up to eight weeks and can be easily replaced with our three-pack of cartridges.
Looking to save some money? You can buy the Biocera Alkaline Water Jug with a replacement pack of cartridges at a saving instead of buying separately. There are also savings to be had when you purchase multiple packs of replacement cartridges, meaning obtaining a supply of clean alkalised water is more affordable.
Bioceramic FilteringEach alkaline filter cartridge will last for approximately 350+ litres of filtered water before requiring replacement. Typically two months of average use. The filtered water can be used for hot and cold drinks, cooking, and washing vegetables and fruit.
Composition of the Alkaline Jug Filters:
- Coarse particle pre-filter stops visible particles from entering the filter bed.
- Fine polypropylene mesh pre-filter prevents any small particles or sediment from entering into the filter media and leading to clogging.
- Activated carbon granules absorb chlorine and organic compounds such as benzene (if present in your water)
- Antioxidant balls decrease the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). Typical tap water in the UK has an ORP of 300mV. After passing through the filter cartridge, this will generally change to -100 to -200mV. The pH of the water will typically rise from a pH of 7.5 (which is fairly standard for UK tap water or bottled water) to between 9.0 and 9.5.
- Far Infra Red ceramic balls contain different types of natural minerals such as tourmaline which are known to emit far infrared energy.
- Antibacterial ceramic balls prevent the growth of bacteria in the filter cartridge. They also help to uptake harmful heavy metals in the water.
- Final polypropylene filtration stops any fine particulate from coming through the filter.
- Each alkaline filter cartridge will last for approx 6 to 8 weeks (350+ litres of filtered water) before requiring replacement. If there are high levels of hardness, then the cartridges may require replacement more frequently.
The Alkaline Jug Filter Functions Very Differently from Standard Jug Filters
The Biocera Alkaline Jug Filter is similar in appearance to most commonly used jug filters, but in operation it is entirely different.
If you filter tap water through an ordinary jug filter, the water after filtration will typically have a pH of 5.5 (acidic). They are designed to filter out dissolved contaminants and remove hardness.
When you filter the water through the alkaline jug filter, however, the pH will typically be in the order of 9.0 to 9.5 (alkaline). The Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) of the water will also be beneficially changed.
With tap water in the UK, that is usually in the order of 150 to 300mV (with little change after ordinary filtration).
After passing through the alkaline jug filter, this typically changes to between -100mV and -200mV, which is what gives the water antioxidant properties.
We believe that drinking alkaline water, such as provided by the Biocera Alkaline Jug, is probably the simplest thing we can all do to achieve better levels of wellness.
Now with the alkaline jug filter it's possible for everyone to have the convenience and health benefits of alkaline water. We introduced the Biocera Alkaline Jug to the UK in 2009, and since then we have received plenty of positive feedback from our customers.
You can buy the Alkaline Jug Filter and cartridges by selecting your choice on this page. Alternatively, call us on 01764 662111 and we'll be more than happy to advise.
- Soak the cartridge in water for 5 minutes and then place it in the jug.
- Flush through one chamber of water and then discard the water.
- Filter through a third time and your filtered, alkaline water is ready to drink.
Each alkaline filter cartridge will last for approximately 8 weeks or 350 litres (whichever comes soonest) before requiring replacement. If there are high levels of hardness, the cartridges may need to be replaced more frequently.
Our alkaline jug filters contain the following components:
- Coarse particle pre-filter to stop visible particles from entering the filter bed.
- Fine polypropylene mesh pre-filter that prevents small particles or sediment from entering into the filter media, thus clogging the filter media.
- Activated carbon granules to absorb chlorine and organic compounds such as benzene (if present in your water).
- Antioxidant balls that decrease the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) of the water, giving it antioxidant properties.
- Far Infra Red ceramic balls that contain 10 different types of minerals. They emit beneficial energy into the water and also reduce any residual heavy metals.
- Antibacterial ceramic balls to prevent the growth of bacteria in the filter cartridge.
- Final polypropylene filtration to stop any fine particulate from coming through the filter.
Q: What's the difference between the Biocera Alkaline Jug Filter cartridges and ordinary jug filter cartridges?
A: Ordinary filter cartridges are designed to remove pollutants such as chlorine, dissolved organic contaminants, heavy metals and hardness from the water. However, they typically leave the water acidic after filtering. The Biocera Alkaline Jug Filter removes chlorine and dissolved organic contaminants, while the special minerals in the cartridge alkalise and ionise the water.
Q. Does the Biocera Alkaline Jug soften the water?
A. No, the Biocera Jug does not soften the water. If ceramics were included to soften the water, then the water would be acidic.
Q. My jug has calcium build-up and/or white deposits in the water - is this normal?
A. This is normal, particularly if you live in an area with hard water. The Biocera Jug's prime function is to produce alkaline, antioxidant, structured water. Because it changes the structure of the water, fine calcium particles, which can form scale, precipitate out of the water. If calcium is a problem, you should clean the jug regularly with a 50:50 solution of warm water and vinegar (any vinegar except brown) and a non-abrasive cloth.
Q: What change in pH can I typically expect?
A: If putting tap water into your alkaline jug with a pH of 7.5 (typical for many areas of the country), the pH of the filtered water will typically be in the range of 8.5 to 9.5. This is an ideal pH range to be drinking daily.
Q. The water from my Biocera Jug has a low pH - is the filter faulty?
A. The pH of water should be tested using a pH Meter or pH Test Colour Reagent. PH Test Strips do not give an accurate reading of the pH of water
Q: How frequently do I need to change the filter cartridge?
A: We would recommend that the filter cartridge be changed every eight weeks. You can set the date on the dial at the top of the jug when you install a new cartridge. Standard jug filter cartridges require changing every four weeks due to the possibility of harmful bacteria growing in the filter media. The filter media in the Biocera Alkaline Jug Filter are antibacterial, thereby preventing harmful bacterial growth and extending the cartridge lifetime. Hence they can be changed less frequently than ordinary filter cartridges.
Q. My water still has a high pH reading after eight weeks, so why do I have to change the filter?
A. The ph may well still be high after eight weeks, but the filter has several elements, only one of which is raising the ph of the water. The filter also filters out chlorine and other impurities from the water; the ability of the filter to do this decreases over time and, after eight weeks, will not be as effective. The filter contains antibacterial media, which again loses its effectiveness over time. After eight weeks of use, there is a chance of bacteria building up in the filter. The filter has been developed, so it is still performing well at the time of expiry and not just when it is new.
Q. Does the Biocera Alkaline Jug filter out fluoride?
A. No, the Biocera jug filters out chlorine but not flouride. Not all water companies in the UK add flouride to the water, you can check with you local water company. To filter out flouride you may like to consider our Energy Plus under-sink Filter which filters out >92% of flouride and has very high levels of filtration of other contaminants.
Q: What safety standards do the Biocera minerals comply with?
A: Biocera have received certification from NSF, the international certification body involved in safety standards, for their bioceramic filter media. To our knowledge they are the only company to have received this certification for their bioceramic minerals.
Q: Do the Biocera Alkaline Jug Filter cartridges fit other jugs?
A: The Biocera Jug Filter cartridges will fit most jug filters that take the round-type filter cartridges commonly sold in supermarkets.
Q: What is the Biocera Alkaline Jug made from?
A: The Biocera Alkaline Jug is manufactured from plastics where the resins used are BPA-free.
Q: Can I produce alkaline ionised water on tap similar to the water from the Biocera Alkaline Jug Filter?
A: Yes, it is now possible to enjoy similar quality water 'on tap' using the Energy Plus Water Filter. The Energy Plus inline system is a four-stage filtration system which uses Biocera bioceramic minerals to alkalise and ionise the water. Further details can be found here.
Q: Can the used filter cartridges be recycled?
A: Yes. The contents of the used filters can be diposed of in your garden (the media will enhance the soil) or in your kitchen/garden waste. The empty outer shell can be put in plastic recycling.
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