Aquasana introduced two filtration products at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, held March 2 to 5, 2013.
Many states have begun to use chloramines to treat water, as it is a cost-effective method and chloramines are more stable than pure chlorine. To combat chloramines, Aquasana unveiled a filter pitcher system and an under-the-counter system. The pitcher features the industry's only NSF certification to remove chloramines. The system can filter 1/2-gal in about one minute. The system fits on the countertop and can be stored in the refrigerator once filtered. Its sleek design means contaminants stay in the filter, so consumers only see healthy, clean water.
The under-the-counter system, the AQ-5300, is the brand's most powerful water filter. What the brand calls the most cost-effective filtration system in the DIY segment is NSF-certified to remove 97% of chloramines and 99% of chlorine. The eco-friendly cartridge exchange system features filters that reduce more than 60 contaminants for up to six months. This system also has been independently tested to reduce pharmaceuticals.
Additionally, the EQ-400 whole-home system, based on a research partnership with the University of Texas School of Engineering, reduces 90% of chloramines and 97% of chlorine.