The AquaCera CeraUltra 10" filter W9512500 utilizes a ceramic outer shell with a carbon block core to remove bacteria, chlorine, and all particles contaminate to a micron level of 0.5 giving you clean and safe drinking water that is great tasting as well. It has a micron rating of 0.5 to 0.8. It offers a flow rate of 0.5gpm and capacity of 1000 gallons. The maximum temperature it can withstand is 32-110?F. It effectively removes 99.999% of pathogenic organisms (including E. coli, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc) removes chlorine, chloramines, lead, arsenic, VOCs and more.