Aquacera Imperial OBE CeraMetix Filter for 10 inch Standard Housings

Aquacera Imperial OBE CeraMetix Filter for 10 inch Standard Housings

Aquacera Imperial OBE CeraMetix Filter for 10 inch Standard Housings

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The Aquacera Imperial OBE CeraMetix Filter for 10 inch Standard Housings

The CeraMetix® OBE filter cartridge combines our class-leading CeraSyl™ DE (diatomaceous earth) ceramic microporous outer shell with our AquaMetix® core block technology. The ceramic shell and our AquaMetix® block core combine mechanical filtration and physical absorption processes to reduce a wide variety of drinking water contaminants of both aesthetic and health concern.

AquaMetix® is made from the highest quality coconut shell based activated carbon and other superior adsorbent materials. Utilizing a unique compression molding manufacturing process, the base materials are melded into a solid block having a very uniform pore structure that ensures filtration consistency and high performance. The dense pore structure and vast surface area of the compressed carbon and specialty adsorbents are designed to improve taste and odor as well as to reduce chlorine, chloramine, volatile organic compounds, MTBE, lead, mercury, asbestos, arsenic, and fluoride.

The cleanable ceramic shell is designed to remove suspended solids, pathogenic bacteria, and cysts. The CeraMetix® elements have been tested in accordance with NSF protocols for cyst, turbidity, particulates, lead, chloramines, and chlorine reduction (Class 1).

Contaminant Removals


100% - Absolute to 0.5 micron (IBR Laboratories)


>99% ANSI Standard 42—Capacity 1200 gallons* Chlorine

>99% - Will remove chlorine for the life of the filter* Lead

>99% ANSI Standard 53—Capacity 1000 gallons* *As tested by Pace Analytical—Minneapolis, MN Fluoride 80% Reduction*

* As tested by WQA on Chicago municipal water as no NSF Standard for fluoride reduction is available

VOC—Volatile Organic Compounds

Metals—Aluminum, Iron, Mercury, Nickel & Zinc

Free shipping Mainland 48 States only.  All others please contact for shipping quote.

Up North Sales/Quality Water Filters 4 You attempts to process and ship most orders within 1 to 2 business days, although we cannot guarantee this time frame. We make every attempt to abide by it. If for any reason any product is temporarily out of stock, it will be shipped as soon as it becomes available or issue a refund.

We currently use UPS, USPS and or Fed-Ex for most products, We e-mail tracking numbers for all shipments providing an e-mail address has been provided.

Delivery to mainland 48 states usually takes 1 to 6 business days.

Customer is responsible for any duties which may be levied on imported products. Mainland 48 states are usually duty-free.

We ship most international packages by USPS Airmail. please contact us for a shipping rate quote. Transit time is anywhere between 10-14 business days. We will ship internationally with your choice of carriers if it requested, and any additional cost will be added.

Don't be fooled by others in the market that gives you a 30 day satisfaction guarantee, most require the water filter to be unused and in original  packaging and charge a restocking fee.

We give you 30 DAYS to use it and make sure you are HAPPYwith it.

We also do NOT charge a restocking fee like others. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your water filter purchase. We give you 30 days to use your water filter and make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase.

Excluding Replacement Filters Replacement filters Cartridges are not eligible for refund that are not in original sealed packaging unless they are defective.

If you are not satisfied then contact us for a (RMA) return merchandise authorization number within 30 days of receiving your filter.

We DO NOT charge any RESTOCKING FEE Shipping charges are non-refundable. Actual shipping charges will be subtracted from refunds on products that received "Free Shipping" ,except for products that have defects

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Just what I needed.

It's difficult to find a water filter that filters bacteria. That's what I needed. This filter does that. I am very happy with my purchase.


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  • This filter says cleanable but should it still be replaced every year?

    Yes, you should still replace it yearly.

  • My filter says Imperial Sterasyl and is used to remove bacteria and protozoan cysts while rafting. It is 10 x 2 1/2 on ceramic and 10 x 3 on the outside of the rubber ends. The filter needs to remove nominal pore size of 0.2 microns. Is this filter 3 inches on outside of rubber and remove pore size of 0.2 microns Thanks for your help Dwight

    Yes, this one will fit in your system it is actually better than the Imperial Sterasyl as that is just a ceramic shell where this one has that and media inside to filter a wide range of other contaminants.

  • What is the actual dimension of this filter? Also does it help with odors?

    This fits into a standard 10' housing. so they are 2.5 X 10 inches. Yes it does filter out odors

  • For one person and average use, how often should this filter be changed?

    We recommend 1,000 gallons or yearly, which ever comes first.

  • Do you have a ceramic filter that removes Naefleria fowleri (brain eating amoeba). I live in Louisiana and this has become present in our municipal water.

    All of the ceramic filters we offer will filter naegleria fowleri. You can also use a UV Light. 

    Naegleria fowleri infects people when water containing the ameba enters the body through the nose. Infection is rare and typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. Very rarely, infections have been reported when people submerge their heads, cleanse their noses during religious practices, or irrigate their sinuses (nose) using contaminated tap or faucet water.

    Here are a couple links for more info

    Tap & Faucet Water

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