Alb Filter Questions & Answers
This depends on the filter cartridge used. The following temperatures should be maintained:
|filter cartridge||operating temperature|
(drinking water)||5 - 45 °C|
|Active (drinking water)||5 - 45 °C|
|Active Plus||5 - 45 °C|
|Active S (drinking water)||5 - 45 °C|
|nano||5 - 65 °C|
|Balance (shower filter)||5 - 50 °C|
|shungite||5 - 50 °C|
Yes, each filter cartridge and its respective filter media have a certain influence on the water pressure or the flow rate. However, all shower filters can handle more than 10 litres/minute.
For drinking water filters, only the Alb Filter Active Plus+, developed in cooperation with a renowned filter manufacturer, significantly reduces the flow rate. At a water pressure of 4.5 bar, it is around 1.2 l/min. But this filter offers highest security. Active Plus+ consists of a sintered activated carbon block and is thus able to remove a large number of bacteria and germs as well as microplastics from the water.
Activated carbon block filters work differently from activated carbon granules, because the water does not just flow around a granulate, but has to seep through a solid filter element under pressure. The block filter has countless fine pores and channels inside and thus offers a huge surface structure for cleaning. This of course takes time, so the flow rate is relatively low.
When using an Alb Filter Duo housing, however, it is possible to switch between (slow flowing) filtered and (fast flowing) unfiltered water.
Alb Filter Active
Alb Filter Active Plus+
Alb Filter Active S
Alb Filter Nano
Alb Filter Balance
Alb Filter Shungit
This depends primarily on your source water and differs depending on the filter cartridge used. The cartridges are designed for one end point in a 3-4 person household, for a period between 4 and 6 months*.
For hygienic reasons, the cartridge must be replaced after a maximum of 6 months, according to the drinking water DIN 1988, Part VIII. Filters, especially those made of activated carbon, provide a good breeding ground for microorganisms on which bacteria can multiply over time. These accumulate behind the filter and contaminate the water in the pipe system.
*If the water is very dirty, it may be necessary to change it earlier.
When using our Alb Filters Duo for the tap, in connection with pressureless boilers, please note that due to the high fineness of the cartridge, a pressure is built up in front of it (approximately at the level of the mains pressure), which is only slowly reduced. Under certain circumstances, this can lead to damage to the non-pressure-resistant boiler.
However, there are also pressure-resistant boilers for which the above-mentioned restrictions do not apply. This can be recognised, for example, by the nameplate " max. operating pressure ... ". This must be at least 4 bar. However, these boiler types are usually somewhat more expensive to purchase than the unpressurized ones.
As an alternative we also offer our Alb Undersink variants which are approved for use on pressureless systems.
An Alb filter housing made of anodized and food grade alloy (various colors available) has the dimensions of a beverage can, is 120 mm high and 69 mm in diameter. The empty weight is approx. 500 g, the connection is made via a 1/2 inch internal thread (input side) and 1/2 inch external thread (output side).
Our filters have expertises and certificates for the retention of the most important pollutants in tap water. If you are interested in a specific ingredient related to the performance of a filter cartridge, please use our contact form.
Lime consists mainly of the minerals calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. Alb filters remove lime particles from tap water up to a size of
Your Alb Filter will not lose effectiveness if you do not use it for some time. We recommend to remove the filter in case of longer absence and to store it cool and dry.
All variants of Alb Filter water filter cartridges are available at a fair replacement price both in our online shop and via Amazon.
Changing a cartridge is child's play with Alb Filter and can be done in just two minutes. Here you can find the instructions for changing cartridges: https://www.alb-filter.com/anleitungen/
Yes, all Alb Filter drinking water and shower filter cartridges are compatible. A drinking water filter can also become a shower filter and vice versa.
Alb filters can also provide safety when travelling by caravan or motorhome, sailboat or motorboat. The supply of fresh water is also of enormous importance on the road. Unfortunately, you can never be sure whether the water quality is right when you refuel at water taps on campsites, harbours or even in the open air. That's why Alb Filter offers two different variants for mobile use, click here for more information. But a water filter is also useful in hotels or holiday homes. Especially showers, which are rarely and irregularly used, have an increased risk of Legionella infestation. With an Alb Filter NANO you are also on the safe side on the way.
Used cartridges can easily be disposed of as household waste. Alb eco can theoretically also be composted, since the bioplastic cartridge and its contents rot completely.
Please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and describe your problem. Maybe it can already be solved with our different adapters. If we cannot help you, you can return your order to us free of charge and we will refund the purchase price.
If the cartridge is left in water for one or two weeks, this is not a problem. However, with regard to progressive contamination, we recommend removing the filter cartridge if you go on holiday for longer than 2 weeks or if no water flows.
For this purpose the cartridge should be removed and dried extensively at room temperature. Afterwards the cartridge should be stored in a cold, dry place if possible. It is important that the temperature at the storage location is less than 7° C. Below this temperature the reproduction of germs is greatly reduced. Please do not freeze, as water in the pores could burst open the blank.
- When installing and removing the cartridge, you should pull it out slowly with slight turning movements, otherwise the sensitive activated carbon could tear off.
- If the water is left standing for a longer period of time, it is advisable to rinse the amount of water in the end pipe for a few seconds beforehand.
Questions about our tap water
Waterworks in Germany control only about 50 different pollutants, which are prescribed in the Drinking Water Ordinance. However, there are numerous other pollutants for which there are no limit values and thus no controls, for example for drug residues and hormones (e.g. residues of the pill), pesticides, microplastics or asbestos. Here it is not clear how and at what dose they affect humans, but they have certainly not lost anything in our drinking water.
This depends entirely on your own health awareness and the water quality on site, i.e. in the region and in the building. If you live in an old building for rent or do not know how old the water pipes are, it is a good idea to filter, as old buildings sometimes still have copper and lead pipe systems in use that release heavy metals into the water. To avoid the danger of legionella, a suitable shower filter always forms a safe barrier. But also for wellness reasons with sensitive skin or stressed hair, a shower filter often improves the feeling of well-being during and after showering. The good thing about Alb filters: they are quick and easy to install and have an immediate effect.
Can filters are primarily aimed at improving the taste, smell and appearance of tap water. Within certain limits, an ion exchanger reduces lime, while activated carbon reduces flavours and odours. But can filters cannot filter pollutants and germs from drinking water. Alb filters are fundamentally different from table-top or can filters. The sintered coconut activated carbon used for our Alb filter solutions has a very high adsorption capacity. The surface structure of four grams of activated carbon roughly corresponds to the surface of a football field and thus has a large absorption area to bind pollutants out of the water, whereby lead, copper, drug residues, hormone-like substances as well as chlorine and fluorides are removed or reduced.
As soon as your order is handed over to our shipping partner, you will receive a link for online tracking in an automatic e-mail. There you will find information about the status of your order. Please note that it can take up to 24 hours until the current status of your delivery is visible.
You can return your items within 14 days after delivery. The easiest way to do this is to use the RMA return form below. This helps us at Alb Filter to process your return and refund properly:
- Click on the "Returns" link.
- Under Order number, enter either the invoice number, customer number or purchase order number.
- Fill out the rest of the form with your data and click on "Continue".
- Follow the instructions on the next page. Print out return labels or use the DHL service to do this for you
Attention: If this is a revocation, you do not need to do anything else. In case of exchange or in all other cases, please use the contact form, send us an e-mail (email@example.com) or call us at +49 7420 920 921-0.
In the event of a cancellation, we will refund the full purchase price if the following conditions apply:
- The articles are in original condition.
- The articles will be returned to us within 14 days of the delivery date.