Can you clean the filter and if so with what?
If I remember correctly, you are just supposed to clean it with water. Cool to luke-warm water. Rinse it, ring it out, and then set it out to dry. Hope this helps
Which filter?: There are two; the white porous moisturizing filter may be cleaned in distilled water, while the charcoal particle filter cannot be cleaned. You must follow the manufacturers recommendations for the number of dives that define the useful life of each filter, after which they should be discarded.
Yes you can. I soak it in a mild bleach solution for about 20 minutes, rinse, let soak a couple of times in clean water then let it air dry. I've done this several times to a filter without any problems.
clean with fresh water t, it recommends to use water with no minerals in it that's the water to use .air out to dry.
I've never found the need to wash it as I let it dry out completely after every dive trip. I suppose you could use a mild detergent such as woolite if needed.
The charcoal filter can't be cleaned as far as I know. The moisture part is just a fiber sponge...rinse it in fresh water and let it dry completely and it's good as new.
Soak in simple green and rinse well dry if it is bad you may have to soak twice,,,
I he cleaned mine with a dilute solution of household bleach About 1/4 cup bleach to 3 cups of water) by letting it soak overnight, then rinsing it well and allowing to air dry thoroughly.
The moisturizing wick should be rinsed with clean fresh water after every use and allowed to dry in a clean dry environment. The charcoal filter just needs to be checked for gross contaminates after every use. The metal filter housing can be cleaned with a mild soap and fresh water and the allow to air dry. The filter is very low mainenace and it is recommended to keep a spare moisturizing wick on hand. If your moisturizing wick becomes contaminated, just replace it rather than using a cleaning agent to clean. Whatever you clean the moisturizing wick with is the same material you will be breathing.
Hope this helps
No, you do not clean the filter. You replace it............they last a long time and they sell them at Leisure Pro and are very inexpensive. The replacement package usually comes with the foam cartirdges you need and a filter. In fact, we use Nitrox so we don't even use the filter and we throw our foam cartirdge away after every dive trip. We are on our second Bio-Filters in the past 10 years. I would never dive without them. No more cotton mouth and no more headaches......LOVE THEM!
Well, I'm not sure if you are referring to the actual filter or the moisture wick, but here goes:
The actual filter is an "Activated Charcoal" filter. It works by absorbing impurities (if any) as the bottled air moves through the Bio-Filter. Absorbed purities cannot be removed from activated charcoal, however, a replacement kit can be purchased for this device that contains new charcoal filters and a new moisture wick.
As for the moisture wick, I would hesitate to use anything but normal tap (or filtered bottled) water to for cleaning; and it shouldn't be necessary. I usually soak the wick in bottled water for use, and, after the dive, I open the Bio-Filter, remove the wick, rinse it well with bottled (or tap) water, and allow it to thoroughly dry. I leave the wick out of the device until its next use. This should prevent any problems with bacterial growth. However, if you do see any discoloration, etc., you can simply replace it with the replacement kit.
Anyway, that's what I do and it has worked well, so far.