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Contaminant Removal Comparison Contaminant Removal Comparison

The following table compares the contaminant removal capabilities for different types of water filtration and water purification systems.

Type Viruses Bacteria Cysts Chlorine Sediment Pesticides Odours
Structured Matrix

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

GAC

No

No

No

Yes

Yes?

?

?

Pre-Coat Carbon

No

No

Yes?

Yes

Yes

Yes?

Yes

Carbon Block

No

No?

Yes?

Yes

Yes

Yes?

Yes

UV

?

Yes?

No?

No

No

No

No

Distillation

?

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

No?

No

Reverse Osmosis

No

No

Yes?

No

Yes

Yes+

No

GAC = Granular Activated Carbon
? = Comparisons are from general information. Performance varies widely within each category.
+ = Usually not effective against organic contaminants ordinarily found in drinking water.
Check manufacturer's claims and test results for specific information.

The Structured Matrix technology as used in the Seagull IV and First Need products effectively removes all contaminants.

For more information, please refer to the Seagull X1, X2 and X6 Product Data Sheet (PDF file 109kB).

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