NEW WATER FILTER OPTIONS
LAVIE This portable purifier has three time settings, set according to the chlorination level of the water. “Power consumption is very low, about 25W for a 15-minute cycle,” says Patrice Charbon, adding: “In other words we purify one litre of tap water with only 25W of electricity.
Lavie comprises a 0.5lt (€99) or 1lt (€189) bottle, a case that holds the bottle and includes an LED band for the UVA radiation. www.lavie.bio/en
AEGINA For those wanting a more permanent water filtration device using LED technology, Aegina has just come to market with its Pure water purification unit. This is a low power, low-maintenance system available in four output sizes which can filter up to 18lt of water per minute. Developed and manufactured in the UK, this is the only Class A water purifier, which guarantees 99.99% pure water from any stored water.
Four sizes available from 3lt-18lt, costing from £1,645 ex VAT for the 3lt model.
Aegina Pure filters the water by hitting it with
UVC LED light of a specific wavelength, changing the structure of any viruses and bacteria, leaving pure water. www.aegina-pure.com
FLOSTREAM The compact Micro HIFLO10 uses a threestage filtration process to get rid of microscopic particles down to 10 microns in size, including chlorine, heavy metals and other impurities. There’s also a bacteriostatic control element that removes cysts and bacteria. The unit measures 169x133mm, making it easy to fit under a sink, and has replaceable cartridges.
Price: £109, replacement cartridges £49.50. www.waveinternational. co.uk