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 - 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 2 - Compressed Carbon Block
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 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.
Is great saves me hundreds every year now I don't have to buy from supermarkets. The water is fresh clear
Took the old Filter out ...almost required a crane .... what are they putting into our water to make the filter so heavy?????? The Filters make the water from the tap .... something I canNOT drink ... taste a lot better and is one I CAN drink .... THANK YOU PURE SYSTEMS ....... keep up your great work ..... and NO I do NOT have any tie to the Company other than a Happy Customer .... this is actually the first Filter from them but many years ago I did buy elsewhere for another System so knew the Value of a good Filter ... and this works great ...... I use the Filtered water in all my machines with a tank and this extends their life tenfold ... as mentioned .............. THANK YOU
Pure Water Systems
Thanks for the excellent review Richard, it really is a WOW moment when you can actually see the amount of chemicals and yucky stuff that contaminate your tap water. It looks like the HTO Cartridge is doing its job and we’re glad that you are reaping the benefits of fresh, filtered water. 😊
Yes product seems very good. Moved into house with this product, confirm with nice gentleman on the hotline number for the right cartridge.
Arrived within 3-4 days, instructions where ok, and install was quite simple.
Pure Water Systems
Hi Gary, we’re glad to hear that your system is up and running and that you are enjoying the benefits of filtered water in your new home. 😊
Having the filtered water is by far the best purchase I have ever made .... even our cats won't drink normal tap water ..... its filtered water for us or nothing.
Pure Water Systems
Hi Gregg, we're thrilled to hear that even your cats are enjoying the benefits of filtered water. Thanks for a purr-fect review!
I’ve been using this product for almost 6 years now & still satisfied.
Pure Water Systems
Hi Miriam, thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you are still enjoying your water filter and that it’s still going strong!