The powerful Hi-Tech Optimiser (HTO) is the hero of Australian water filter cartridges, making staying healthy and hydrated simple. For unique triple action filtration, the HTO uses an electrostatic outer wrap, advanced carbon block technology and a pharmaceutical grade membrane to remove unpleasant water tastes, odours and up to 101 contaminants.
Exclusively formulated for Pure Water Systems by the world leaders of compressed carbon block filtration, the HTO provides simply superior filtration over standard carbon cartridges.
Pure and simple science: For an extra level of filtration, the HTO’s electrostatic outer wrap becomes positively charged as water passes through it, attracting and trapping microscopic negatively charged contaminants - that are too small for other carbon cartridges to filter. The water then filters through a solid block of blended, activated carbon as well as a pharmaceutical grade membrane for superior contaminant reduction.
Disinfectants (like chlorine) can be added to Australian water supplies to reduce bacteria, parasites and other natural and synthetic contaminants. Some harmful parasites like giardia and cryptosporidium cysts can survive the disinfection process, potentially causing severe illness. Many people avoid drinking regular tap water due to unpleasant tastes and odours of disinfection chemicals, and uncertainty of their long-term side effects.
The unique HTO formulation has been NSF tested and certified to effectively remove up to 101 contaminants from your tap water. For safer and healthier water, the HTO allows natural and beneficial minerals to remain, while removing potentially harmful contaminants such as chlorine, chloramine, lead, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), trihalomethanes (THMs), herbicides, pesticides and parasites.
The HTO is a 10” cartridge that conveniently fits into most portable Bench Top Water Filters and Under Sink Water Filtration Systems. This means you can have great quality water conveniently at the turn of a tap - to enjoy at home or even take with you when you’re out and about.
More than just great tasting and healthier for you, water produced from the HTO is great for washing fruit and vegetables, cooking with, warm drinks like tea and coffee, pets’ water dishes, watering plants and more!
The Hi-Tech Optimiser cartridge should be replaced every 1892 litres or every 12 months - whichever comes first.
Please note, all cartridges may be subject to replacement earlier than the recommended period. This depends on how much you use your water filter and the water quality in your area.
The Heart of The Filter
Not all water filtration systems are created equal - it’s what’s inside your water filter that really counts. The cartridge is the heart of your water filtration system, so it’s important to choose a great quality (replacement) cartridge that’s backed up with performance proof.
For safer and healthier water, the HTO allows natural and beneficial minerals to remain, while removing potentially harmful contaminants such as chlorine, chloramine, lead, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), trihalomethanes (THMs), herbicides, pesticides and parasites.
The HTO is a 10” cartridge that conveniently fits into most portable Bench Top Water Filters and Under Sink Water Filtration Systems. This means you can have great quality water conveniently at the turn of a tap.
More than just great tasting drinking water, the HTO produces water that is great for washing fruit and vegetables, cooking with, warm drinks like tea and coffee, pets' water dishes and more.
How It Works
For an extra level of filtration, the HTO’s electrostatic outer wrap becomes positively charged as water passes through it, attracting and trapping microscopic negatively charged contaminants - that are too small for other carbon cartridges to filter. The water then filters through a solid block of blended, activated carbon and the pharmaceutical grade membrane for superior contaminant reduction.
Stage 1 - The Electrostatic Outer Wrap
ACTIONS OF FILTRATION - Adsorption & Mechanical Filtration
Contaminants are removed by two processes in the densely compressed, unique blend of activated carbons. These processes are adsorption and mechanical filtration.
Adsorption is the process of the contaminants sticking to the surface area of the carbon. Contaminants such as chlorine, lead, mercury and many more, are effectively removed from the water by this process.
The HTO’s blend of carbons is heavily compressed to achieve a carbon block with submicron pore sizes. These restricted pore sizes are so small that contaminants like giardia, cryptosporidium, asbestos and turbidity, physically cannot pass through them.
Stage 2 - Compressed Carbon Block
ACTIONS OF FILTRATION - Electrostatic & Mechanical Filtration
The HTO's white surface layer is the electrostatic outer wrap, which is a built-in positively (+) charged electrostatic pre-filter, that not only protects the carbon inside but enables the HTO to provide simply superior contaminant reduction compared to standard carbon cartridges.
The electrostatic outer wrap gains a strong positive (+) charge by the kinetic effect of water passing through the cartridge. This positive charge allows the electrostatic outer wrap to attract and trap negatively (-) charged contaminants which due to their microscopic size, may otherwise pass through the submicron carbon block.
The graded density electrostatic outer wrap also mechanically traps dirt, sand and other particles that are physically too large to pass through the wrap.
Purely and simply, the electrostatic outer wrap enables the HTO to remove MORE impurities from the water for a longer period of time than standard carbon cartridges.
Stage 3 - Pharmaceutical Grade Membrane
ACTIONS OF FILTRATION - Mechanical
The pharmaceutical grade membrane is located at the core of the HTO and plays a very important role. This final stage membrane provides structural integrity, but most importantly offers protection against carbon migration, meaning you're not ingesting the contaminated carbon from your filter cartridge. The carbon and contaminants remain in the cartridge, so you can have healthy, great tasting filtered water at the turn of a tap.
Great that I replace yearly.
Pure Water Systems
Thank you Caine for your 5-stars review. 5 GOLD stars to you for replacing your filter on time every year so you can keep enjoying great filtered water.
Fast process and delivery. Awesome water
Makes Adelaide water taste like rain
Pure Water Systems
Thank you Luke for your lovely review and for letting us know how much you now love your water filter😊
Test the taste for yourself!
I've had my benchtops unit since 2000. Yep 2000 and this little unit hasn't failed. I do, I must admit, maintain mine.
I hadn't replaced the filter for a while and because I work nights I didn't want to be disturbed in the day, so I ordered online, after a nice chat with a sales rep. who advised me.
The package came in a timely fashion, considering Covid...
It contained the filter and an 'o' ring kit. It was very easy to change and it inspired me to give the whole thing another good clean.
The difference in the water quality is definitely noticeable, surprising almost, giving it a softness I haven't experienced in a while. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Pure Water Systems
Deborah, what a wonderful review 🤩. Thank you so much! It's great to read you were able to change your filter cartridge and continue to drink clean, filtered water. Thank you for being a loyal PWS customer.
Bench top refill
Love the filters have brought them for years but this last online order the O ring was left out of the packaging ( human mistake we all can make )
Pure Water Systems
Thank you Simone for your 5-star review and understanding. Sincerest apologies that we forgot your O-ring. Please let us know if you still haven't received it and we will ship it ASAP😊
Pure Water Systems
Thank you very much for your feedback.