Premium 10 Stage Replacement Cartridge
10 Stages of Protection Against Major Water Contaminants:
Stage 1 - 100 micron sponge filter. Traps larger solids (sediments) such as rust.
How long does the replaceable filter cartridge last?
Stage 2 - 8 oz. of KDF-55. KDF-55 is a patented alloy which removes free chlorine and some heavy metals, thereby prolonging the life of the filter and is an excellent Bacteriostat.
Stage 3 - 10 micron felt pad which removes smaller floating solids and separates the layers, preserving their integrity.
Stage 4 - 30 cubic inches of ultra fine mesh, superior coconut shell and granulated activated carbon. Granulated activated carbon has long been accepted by the E.P.A. and others as the premier, cost-effective way to remove chlorine, bad odors 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 which 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. which provides extra protection against cancer-causing organic pollutants.
Stage 9 - 3 oz. of calcite which raises the water’s pH and lowers acidity. It also 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.
Each Filter cartridge should be changed after 1500 gallons or a maximum of 18 months.
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 do I change the replaceable filter cartridge last?
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. Cartridges are readily available nationwide wherever the filters are sold, or information may be obtained from New Wave Enviro Products at 1-800-592-8371.
To make it easier to change the filter, soak the entire unit in hot water (1gallon) and a little bit of white vinegar (1 tablespoon). Take the unit out and turn it counter-clockwise.
Is the 10 Stage Premium Filter tested and approved?
The 10 Stage Premium Filter has been extensively tested by Truesdale Laboratories, Inc. an EPA approved Lab which is certified to do filter testing and tests to the same EPA protocols as NSF.