US Water Disruptor 4.5" x 20" 222 Filter Cartridge

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4.5 x 20 Disruptor Filter Cartridge for the US Water Pulsar.
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disruptorUS Water brings the latest in “Disruptive Technology” with our new US Water Disruptor Filter for Bacteria, Virus, Cyst, Tannin, Silica, Endotoxin… and more!

Charged Zeta Filtration or CZF is manufactured with Nano Alumina Fibers that have a Zeta potential of 51 millivolts. A CZF cartridge retains bacteria, virus, cryptosporidium cysts and even tannin with its strong Zeta Potential. To remove cysts and bacteria, the flow rate is 20 GPM, but if you are removing tannin, the flow is 25 GPM.

Unlike mechanical filters which rely on “pore size” the Charged Zeta Technology literally “secures” the contaminant. It is “absorbed” in a very real way. The filters have a long life and are easily replaceable.


  • Cartridge has 222 double o-ring seal for a positive barrier
  • System conforms to NSF/ANSI 61 Certified by WQA
  • Low pressure drop - typically < 3 PSID (clean)
  • Agion® Silver Zeolite Technology protects filter and reduces tastes and odors from microbes

Health and Safety

The CZF media is manufactured from a naturally occurring element called boehmite, which has no known Health Side Effects. In fact, boehmite has long been used as an additive to food products and digestive analgesics. Additionally, it has passed testing for NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and 61 for potable water and USP Class VI testing and endotoxin testing.

Electroabsorbative Technology for Water Purification

CZF media is engineered this 51 millivolt charge cover the entire volume and depth of the media. A CZF filter accomplished submicron filtration with a “charge” rather than “pore size” filtration, which allows for virtually zero pressure drop and high flow rates. If you compare the US Water CZF to “ultrafiltration” membranes, you will find dramatically higher flow rates with less pressure drop.

Tannin Removal

Tannins are notoriously difficult to remove from water. Ion-exchange is a popular way and has been successfully utilized in thousands of cases, but due to high initial costs many consumers are looking for a more economical alternative. The US Water Charged Zeta Filtration or CZF System works where many others fail.

Read This Before You Buy This Product:

The Disruptor electro-adsorptive filter media takes out a very wide spectrum of contaminants, including bacteria, virus, cysts and Chromium 6. However, iron, sulfur and manganese must be removed ahead of it.

This system’s performance is dependent upon incoming water quality and factors such as iron, sulfur, manganese, sediment and other particulates need to be addressed ahead of the US Water Disruptor Filter.

Life expectancy of the filter varies with the water supply, but many users experience filter change intervals of between six months to one-year when coupled with proper pre-treatment. It is an excellent idea to have a 1 Micron Filter ahead of the US Water Disruptor filter.

In a sense, it is like ultraviolet or UV disinfection in that the water needs to be free of sediment, silt, algae, sand, iron, sulfur and manganese. There are hundreds of organics in a water supply that can impact its performance, so there are no guarantees on life expectancy, although in most cases, they do last 6 months to a year.

Tannins are somewhat problematic. They are removed in over 75% of the cases, but occasionally, they are impossible to remove, due to the nature of the tannin itself or due to other competing contaminants. If the tannin is not removed by the Disruptor, then the only choice is a Matrixx Tannin Water Filter that uses sodium chloride as a regenerant. The filter has a one-year warranty for structural integrity and manufacturing defects, but is not warranted against plugging and/or failing to remove tannin. You will still use the housing as a pre-filter if you do not use the Disruptor.

Many times, Doctors prescribe medication that works for most people, but not everyone. When he changes the prescription and prescribes another, he doesn’t refund the cost of your former prescription. The Disruptor is an amazing, disruptive technology that removes more contaminants than any other filter. In some cases, we replace the Disruptor cartridge with the Magna Cartridge if the Disruptor plugs too quickly. The Magna Cartridge is available in 20, 5, 1 and .5 micron sizes. If you are unsure how to apply the Disruptor, please contact one of our Certified Water Specialists at 800-608-8792 before purchasing it.

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American MadeYes
Filter Size4.5 x 20
Filter TypePulsar
Micron Rating5 Micron
ManufacturerUS Water Systems
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