New Wave Enviro Filters
Price: AUD $75.00 first unit which includes installation parts and new filter.
Price: AUD $49.95 for the annual replacement filter.
Sometimes Biome run specials on these items so you may be lucky and pick them up cheaper.
New Wave Enviro Filters are shower filters that you can easily install yourself. They use KDF-55 and crystal quartz to filter chlorine and hydrogen sulfide which reduces heavy metals and “softens” the water. Hydrogen sulphide causes the rotten egg smell in Reverse Osmosis and other treated water.
The filter will also help remove bacteria, mould, and mildew in your bathroom. The filter will last approximately 12 months before it needs replacing.
In case you were wondering, KDF stands for Kinetic Degradation Fluxion. Kinetic Degradation Fluxion is a high-purity copper-zinc formulation that uses a basic chemical process known as redox (oxidation/reduction) to remove chlorine, lead, mercury, iron, and hydrogen sulfide from water supplies.
You may see some headlines and videos online by whole house system manufacturers and installers that imply KDF-55 is not good to use. Please be aware that these videos only relate to the use of KDF-55 in whole house systems. They do not attack the efficacy of KDF-55 to properly filter water. Rather they point to the fact that KDF-55 is very expensive and it is very heavy which makes it financially and logistically less attractive for businesses to use in whole house systems because they need to use a lot more of it.
Biome have the New Wave Enviro Filter assemblies and replacement filters.