You can use a plastic soda or water bottle to gather water, screw the Renovo Trio water filter onto the top of the plastic bottle, turn the plastic bottle upside down and the water will flow through the Renovo Trio filter. You can also use the Renovo Trio water filter like a straw style filter or even attach the hose end from a water bladder carrier to the nipple on the Renovo Trio’s intake end and filter water that was inside the water bladder. We also recommend to people to keep one of these Renovo Trio water filters in your RV or camping trailer.
The Renovo Trio 3 Stage Water Filter utilizes a pre-filter, a hollow fiber membrane, and an activated carbon fiber filter. The result is a filtration rating of .05 microns that is designed to remove 99.99% of bacteria (Salmonella, Cholera, E coli, etc.), protozoa (Cryptosporidium, Giardia, etc.), chemicals (Lead, Chlorine, Arsenic, etc.) and some viruses.
Stage 1: Pre-Filter (similar to a coffee maker filter). The purpose of the pre-filter is to remove large particulates in the water. This enables the Renovo Trio water filter to be used with turbid water sources. This filter element is rated at 5 microns. The Renovo Trio water filter comes with four replacement pre-filters.
Stage 2: UF Hollow Fiber Membrane. The Ultra Filtration (UF) hollow fiber membrane is unique in a couple ways. It has a large surface area that enables a high flow rate and the membrane has a smaller pore size than most other hollow fiber membrane filters. If the hollow fiber membrane develops a reduced flow, just back flush the filter with clean water and continue its use. It is recommended to back flush this element before putting the Renovo Trio water filter away or in storage.
Stage 3: Activated Carbon Filter. The last filter element is a carbon impregnated fiber. To be effective, water must be in contact with the carbon medium so that the carbon can absorb contaminates. Many water filters use granular carbon that can develop pathways or channels through the medium, which reduces water exposure to the medium. Other filters use block carbon which is one of the best methods of exposing water to the medium but it has a significantly low flow rate. The Renovo Trio water filter uses a carbon impregnated fiber. Thus, the Renovo Trio water filter is able to maximize water exposure to the carbon medium while minimizing the pathways or channels that can develop in other types of filters.
The Renovo Trio 3 Stage Water Filter is packaged in a hermetically sealed bag that extends the life of the filter. Activated carbon, when exposed to air, can begin to degrade and lose the effectiveness of the medium. Because of the innovative unique packaging of the Renovo Trio, it can be stored for many years and retain the effectiveness of the filter.
- UF Filter Pore Size: .05 Microns
- Capacity: 1000 Liters or 264 U.S. Gallons
- Flow rate: approx. 200 ml/min
- Dimensions: 7.1 inches Long x 1.4 inch diameter
- Weight: 3.5 oz., Imported