Vinyl Chloride is a lab-made chemical commonly used in making plastics, namely PVC for the ubiquitous pipes inside homes and buildings. It’s a volatile organic compound, a group of chemicals that people are exposed to every day, whether it’s while standing at the gas pump, burning wood, or, especially, smoking or being exposed to cigarette smoke.

Ceramic filters performance in removal of Vinyl Chloride;

EPA guidelines allow no more than 2µg/L of vinyl chloride in drinking water. Testing by Envirotek on the ceramic filter such as the HydroCare Cermax has been performed with an influent of ~20µg/L. It has a removal capacity of >99.4% at 10000L or 6.000 gallons, reducing vinyl chloride to <0.1µg/L. The “<0.1µg/L” quoted is in reference to the lowest detectable limit for that machine, indicating that the true value is between 0-0.1µg/L.