How can I get safe water overseas?

A lingering question for overseas and Mexico travelers has to do with gaining assurance that safe drinking water is readily available. The tap water quality in many poorer nations is indeed questionable and can cause intestinal upsets and even more serious illnesses. The good news is that the major water bottlers have an impressive market penetration all across the globe and while safe bottled drinking water is not universally available across the…

What Does The Future Of Bottled Water Look Like?

The future for bottled water companies is so bright we have to wear shades. Jokes aside, the market for premium bottled water of all kinds is sure to keep expanding. Based on a growing population, increased contamination, drought, and dwindling water sources consumers will continue to look to bottled water products for safety, convenience and in many cases, for taste, health and even medicinal purposes. Our universal quest for the…

What is the porous black ceramic in survival water filters made of?

The material used in so-called “survival filters” is a material the water filtration generally calls carbon block. Depending on the manufacturer and the sales process carbon block is the most common filtration media used in disposable filters. This would include refrigerator filters, faucet filters, various pitcher devices and the survival filters that you mentioned. It must be pointed out however that carbon lock is not ceramic, and scientifically speaking is…