Inside the 10 Stage Filter Cartridge
10 Stages of Protection Against Major Water Contaminants
Stage 1- 100 micron sponge filter. Traps larger solids (sediments) such as RUST.
Stage 2- 8 oz. of KDF-55. KDF-55 is a patented alloy. It removes free Chlorine and some Heavy Metals, thereby prolonging the life of the filter and is an
Stage 3-10 micron felt pad. Removes smaller floating solids and separates the layers, preserving their integrity.
Stage 4- 30 cubic inches of ultra fine mesh superior coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbon, “G.A.C..” G.A.C. has long been accepted by the E.P.A.
and others as the premier, cost-effective way to remove Chlorine, bad odor
and color from drinking water. G.A.C. also removes Organic Contaminants
such as Pesticides, Herbicides, Arsenic, Mercury and Trihalomethanes,
a Cancer-causing Organic Pollutant.
Stage 5- 10 micron felt pad for Fine Sediment Removal.
Stage 6- 7 cubic inches of ion exchange resin.This resin has an exceptional
affinity for Lead, and removes Lead to below minimum E.P.A. standards.
Stage 7- Additional 10 micron felt pad provides an extra buffer against
Floating Sediment of any kind.
Stage 8- 7 cubic inch bed of G.A.C.. Provides extra protection against
Cancer-causing Organic Pollutants.
Stage 9- 3 oz. of calcite. Calcite raises the water’s pH, which lowers acidity
and increases alkalinity, which many nutritionists recommend.
Stage 10- 1 micron absolute depth filter. A filter with a micron rating this small screens outcysts and protozoa, (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium),
and gives the filtered water a sparkling clarity.
How Long Does the Replacable Filter Cartridge Last?
Each Filter cartridge should be changed after 1500 gallons.
This would be approximately one year for a family of four,
assuming they each drank 1/2 gal. a day and they wash fruits
and vegetables in filtered water.
How Does One Change the Replacable Filter Cartridge?
Unlike many brands, the whole system does not have to be thrown away. The housing is simply unscrewed, the old cartridge removed and a new one dropped in.
Is the New Wave Premium Filter Tested and Approved?
The New Wave Premium 10-Stage Water Filter has been extensively tested. Summary test results are available upon request.