PlanetCare® – test
PlanetCare® filter performance was tested at Slovenian National Institute of Chemistry – Centre for Validation Technologies and Analytics, holding EU quality control certificate, issued by Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia.
We performed 2 types of tests – with and without Planet care® filter incorporated into the washing machine. As a result indicator we used two types of filter – 2,5 micron micro filter and then 0,01 micron ultra-filter.
As a sample wash, we performed washing of one load on a contemporary washing machine – 1hour 55 minute programme, 40°C, Liquid detergent, Fleece Clothes. All drained water through the washing cycle was isolated into a separated pool. It was then pumped through 2,5 micron micro filter, and also through 0,01 micron ultra-filter.
Micro filter and ultra filter were then dried out by a Slovenian National Institute of Chemistry, waste was weighted.
One washing cycle produced 1403,95mg of plastic fibres to go through the drain water into the sewing system. Incorporated PlanetCare® filter was able to collect 1105,59mg of plastic fibres in the first washing cycle.