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General Ecology presents data from testing specifically selected to demonstrate the Seagull IV water purifiers effectiveness in removing those contaminants most frequently encountered in water supplies. Please note that all general ecology test results of the Seagull IV water purifier, represent performance using actual water born contaminants, not substitute surrogates which some water filter companies submit.

This Seagull IV water purifier performance data test sheet shows some of the water contaminant removal capabilities of seagull IV water purifiers. It is recommended that before purchasing a water purifier, water treatment unit, or water filter you have your water supply tested to determine your actual water contaminant levels and water treatment needs.


Seagull IV drinking water purifiers

Product Brand Name:

Seagull IV X-1 drinking water purification system- Configuration B,F,D,P, FP,KF
Seagull IV X-2 drinking water purification system- Configuration B,KB,KF
Seagull IV X-6 drinking water purification system

Manufacturer: Made in USA by General Ecology, Inc.


Water filter operating conditions:

 

Seagull IV X-1 purifier

Seagull IV X-2 purifier

Seagull IV X-6 purifier

Housing

Stainless Steel Housing

Cartridge

RS-1SG

RS-2SG

RS-6SG module

Flow Rate per minute gallons (liters)

1 gpm (3.8 lpm) 2 gpm (7.6 lpm) 6 gpm (23 lpm)

Average Capacity gallons (liters)

1000 gal. (3800 ltr.) 2000 gal. (7600 ltr.) 6000 gal. (23000 ltr.)

Operating Pressure
(min psi/ max psi)

30/ 125

Particle Retention (microns)

.1 nominal
.4 absolute

Temperature Range F° (C°)

32° - 145° (0° to 62°) - do not freeze


*Contact us for additional information on water filter specifications or dimensions. *Average rated life span, flow rate are based on tested waters, actual capacity may vary depending on quality of water source. * Intended for cold water use. Intended for use with Seagull IV water purifiers.

test conditions: All tests of the Seagull IV water purifiers were conducted under standard operating conditions as previously stated for rated capacity of cartridge/module. The data are based on documented results from specific testing and are generally regarded as indicative of the effectiveness to be expected but are not specific claims of performance.

Water Contaminant Tested

Organic Chemicals

Influent

Effluent

Detection Level

ND - None Detected

MCL+

1,1 Dichloroethane

10 ppb

ND

2 ppb

--

1,1,2-Trichloroethane

20 ppb

ND

2 ppb

5 ppb*

1,2-Dibromomethane (EDB)

1.9 ppb

ND

.2 ppb

5 ppb

1,4-Dichlorobenzene

73 ppb

ND

NSF Standard 53

5 ppb++

2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

30.6 ppb

ND

.05 ppb

10 ppb

2,4-D

338 ppb

ND

1 ppb

70 ppb

Aldicarb (Temik)

228 ppb

ND

1 ppb

7 ppb++

Carbon Tetrachloride

20 ppb

0.6 ppb

5 ppb

Chlordane

50 ppb

ND

1 ppb

20 ppb

Chlorine Residual

500 ppb

ND

50 ppb

2.5 ppm (not an MCL)

Chloroform

300 ppb

ND

1 ppb

--

Dichlorethane

9.8 ppb

0.882 ppb

--

5 ppb

Diisopropyl ether

89 ppb

ND

--

--

Hexachlorobenzene

10 ppb

ND

.1 ppb

.1 ppb

Methoxychlor

114 ppb

<3 ppb

2 ppb

40 ppb **

P-chlorobenzene

10 ppb

ND

.1 ppb

5 ppb proposed *

PCB

0.05 ppb

ND

.01ppb

Tetrachlorethylene (PCE)

73 ppb

ND

NSF Standard 53

5 ppb

Trichloroethylene (TCE)

328 ppb

ND

NSF Standard 53

5 ppb

Trihalomethane Total

92 ppb

ND

1ppb

100 ppb**

Contaminant Tested

Microbiological

Influent

(colonies/100ml)

Exfluent

(colonies/100ml)

Detection Level

(colonies/100ml)

ND - None Detected

MCL+

(colonies/100ml)

Campylobacter jejuni

1.6-3.0 x 107

ND

10

--

Cryptosporidia

1.8 x 103

ND

1

--

Escherichia coli

107

ND

1

0/100 ml

Fecal Coliform

103

ND

1

0/100 ml

Giardia lamblia

1.13 x 105+++

ND

1

--

Klebsiella terrigena

4.64 x 108

ND

3

--

Listeria monocytogenes

2.2-2.8 x 107

ND

10

--

Polio Virus/Rota virus

2.39 x 106

ND

150

--

Pseudomonas aerigompsa§

103

ND

1

--

Salmonella typhi§

105

ND

1

0/100 ml

Staphylococcus aureus§

106

ND

1

--

Streptococcus foecalis§

105

ND

1

--

Vibrio cholerae inaba§

106

ND

1

--

Vibrio cholerae ogawa§

106

ND

1

--

Yersinia enterocolitica

2.0-2.8 x 105

ND

10

--

Contaminant Tested

Metals

Influent

Effluent

Detection Level

ND - None Detected

MCL+

Iron±

.8 mg/l

.06 mg/l

--

--

Lead¥

90 ppb

ND

2 ppb

15 ppb

         

Aesthetics

Original
Well Water

Tested Water

Color

20

0

--

--

Hardness

72 mg/L

66 mg/l

--

--

Odor

abnormal

normal

--

--

Taste

abnormal

normal

--

--

Turbidity

2

0

--

1.0

aesthetic water quality improvement:
Seagull IV drinking water purification systems also remove the following, which some individuals may find offensive in drinking water: • chlorine • foul tastes • color • foul odors • turbidity

Contaminant Leached

Testing Protocol

Result

Detection Level

ND - None Detected

1,1,1-Trichloroethane

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

1,1 Dichloroethylene

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

1,2-Dichloroethylene

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

Benzene

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

Bromodichloromethane

NSF Standard 53

ND

2 ppb

Bromoform

NSF Standard 53

ND

4 ppb

Cadmium

NSF Standard 53

ND

2 ppb

Carbontetrachloride

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

Chloroform

NSF Standard 53

ND

2 ppb

Chromium

NSF Standard 53

ND

4 ppb

Dibromochloromethane

NSF Standard 53

ND

4 ppb

Lead

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

Mercury

NSF Standard 53

ND

.2 ppb

Methylene Chloride

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

Phenols

NSF Standard 53

ND

10 ppb

Tetrachloroethylene

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

TOC

NSF Standard 53

ND

500 ppb

Trichloroethylene

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

Trihalomethane Total

NSF Standard 53

ND

2 ppb

Vinyl Chloride

NSF Standard 53

ND

1 ppb

legend:
+ Maximum Contaminant Level of Federal Standards shown unless a more rigorous standard is indicated.
++ New York Maximum Contaminant Level is more rigorous than Federal level.
+++ Total per 500 gallons.
§ Sampled at less than rated capacity.
± Iron will tend to shorten cartridge life.
¥ Cartridge used in the test was 1 year 2 months old.
* Journal AWWA, February 1992.
** Water Technology, August 1991.
Note: seagull IV purifiers do not remove beneficial dissolved salts and essential minerals.
Various Federal, State and Local regulations may become known or change and affect distribution and presentation
of performance claims. All health claims not in compliance with local or state laws are hereby withdrawn.

installation instructions:
Seagull IV Drinking Water Purification System X-1/X-2 series are designed to connect to the cold water supply and also can connect directly to the main faucet or an auxiliary faucet depending upon configuration selection. Seagull IV Drinking Water Purification System X-6 series installs directly into fresh water supply line. Please see the Installation And Product Use Instructions for diagrams and detailed step-by-step directions.

Customer Satisfaction/Money Back Guarantee:
General Ecology, Inc. stands behind the quality and effectiveness of our Seagull IV Drinking Water Purification Systems If you are not fully satisfied with your system, simply return it to the point of purchase within 30 days, undamaged, for a FULL REFUND of purchase price.

TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM

General Ecology Water Purifiers Certified to EPA Guide Standards

Seagull IV Water Purifiers
First Need Portable Water Purifiers

Three series of tests were conducted by the independent laboratory at the University of Arizona to document removal of microbiological water contaminants according to current EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers.

The water purifiers were operated for 100% of their rated capacity and challenged periodically with high concentrations of bacteria, cysts and virus. At the 60% and 75% test points the units were challenged with “worst case” water according to protocol. Additionally, the water purification systems were allowed to stagnate for 48 hours after the 50%, 75% and 100% test points to demonstrate that no microbiological growth through the water filter cartridge occurred..

 

% Reduction (geometric average of 3 units)-----

Test Point
% of Rated Capacity-----

Bacteria


Klebsiella terrigena-----

Cysts


Cryptosporidium-----

Virus
Polopviurs type I

Rotavirus SA-11-----

start

>99.9999

>99.99

>99.99

25%

>99.9999

>99.99

>99.99

50%

>99.9999

>99.99

>99.99

48 hr. stagnation

NG

NG

NG

*60%

>99.9999

>99.99

>99.99

*75%

>99.9999

>99.99

>99.99

48 hr. stagnation

NG

NG

NG

*90%

>99.9999

>99.99

>99.99

*100%

>99.9999

>99.99

>99.99

  *= Worst case challenge water. NG = No Growth

 

Conclusion: General Ecology Inc.’s Seagull IV, and First Need water purifiers met the EPA guide standard as microbiological water purifiers by removing bacteria, cysts and virus without the use of chemical additives or multiple processing.

TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM

MTBE (Methyl t-Butylether) Removal Effectiveness

Seagull IV water purifiers with RS-1SG Cartridge

A single RS-1SG water purifier cartridge was evaluated for removal of MTBE over a test duration of 1,000 gallons.

The Seagull IV water purifier system with RS-1SG cartridge was installed on a test stand and operated for one minute on/one minute off at a flow rate of one gpm.

At the selected water test points, the Seagull IV water purifier system was removed from the test stand and challenged by pumping one liter of water spiked with MTBE into the system. Influent, Effluent and Blank (control) samples were taken at each water contamination test point.

Samples were analyzed by a certified, outside testing laboratory using gas chromatography, with a mass spectrometer (Methods 5242/8260A). The laboratory reported that influent (before) levels were exceedingly high, more than 500 to 700 times highest levels of MTBE reported to date, and more than 800 times levels normally used in removal evaluations. This resulted in atmospheric contamination in the lab and initial saturation of the GC column. This may explain the slight amount 0.003 mg/l detected at the 500 gallons point.

Results are as follows:

   
Concentration (mg/l)
 
Date

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Gallons At Test

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Before

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After

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% Reduction

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5/16/00
500
12.800
0.003*
99.98
5/16/00
1,000
17.600
>0.002
99.99

Conclusion: As seen by the results, removal effectiveness, even at these exceedingly high influent concentrations, was excellent.

general ecology water purifiers standards conformance


Over the years, various General Ecology products have been tested
to conform with the following industry standards:

* Pressure Vessel Integrity:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Section 8

* Materials of Construction:

American Society of Testing Materials A 167, ASTM B16, ASTM D2000,

* Non-leaching Standards:

NSF 53

* Materials in Water Contact Applications:

USFDA

* NSF53 -- Pertinent Sections

* State Requirements:
• California Testing Protocol
• New York Testing Protocol
• Wisconsin Plumbing Codes
• Massachusetts Plumbing Codes

...
General Ecology Water Purification Technology
Tested & Verified the World Over

...

Over the years, various General Ecology products have been tested
to conform with overall product safety and effectiveness verification:

Analytical Consulting Service, Inc. Kinsington, MD USA
Betz, Converse, Murdoch, Inc. Plymouth Meeting, PA USA
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO USA
Field Epidemiology Survey Team Miami, FL USA
Food Quality Lab/Pacific Pure Water, Inc. Honolulu, HI USA
Food Research Institute Madison, WI USA
General Ecology Water Research Lab Exton, PA USA
Marine Testing Institute Mamaroneck, NY USA
Marist College Research Institute Poughkeepsie, NY USA
National Testing Laboratories, Inc. Cleveland, OH USA
Rockaway Township Health Department Rockaway, NJ USA
Roy Weston Laboratories West Chester, PA USA
Spectrum Labs Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
State of Massachusetts Massachusetts USA
State of Wisconsin Madison, WI USA
Suffolk County NY Health Department Hauppauge, NY USA
Tighe & Bond Easthampton, MA USA
United States Army Biomedical R&D Lab Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD USA
United States Testing Company, Inc. Tulsa Division, OK USA
University of Arizona Tuscon, AZ USA
Villanova University Villanova, PA USA
Australian Water Board Sydney, Australia
Department of Public Health London, United Kingdom
Food & Hygiene Association Tokyo, Japan
Hungarian Health Ministry Budapest, Hungary
Institut Pasteur Paris, France
Italian Ministry of Health Rome, Italy
National Defence Headquarters Ottowa, Canada
Tokyo Food Sanitation Association Tokyo, Japan
TÜV German Technical Institute Germany

General Ecology's Seagull IV water filters (since 1973). The only chemical free portable water purifiers certified to federal E.P.A. guide standards for microbiological water purification of cysts such as giardia, cryptosporidia, disease bacteria and viruses! Why settle for a mere water filter?

Instant, effective natural water purification through our proprietary structured matrix advanced water filter technology for removal of microbiological water contaminants and chemical and aesthetic water contaminants without the use of chemicals, electricity, hold time, multiple pass through or large storage tanks. Importantly Seagull IV water purifiers leave the beneficial minerals and electrolytes in your water. You will never get this level of water purification from a water filter. The Seagull IV water purification system cost may be higher than a water filter but its level of effectiveness meets or exceeds complex powered units costing three to four times as much. Seagull IV water purifiers leave you with sparkling pure great tasting healthy water.

© 1999 General Ecology, Inc. ®TM Registered trademarks of General Ecology, Inc. Health Claims in violation of state or local law are hereby withdrawn
“Seagull IV, Nature Pure, First Need, General Ecology, ‘Structured Matrix’ are registered trademarks of General Ecology, Inc.” .


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