This ingenious water and energy saving system works by starting a shower tank with only five litres of water. This water is heated and then recycled through two different filters, the first filter removes more solid materials such as skin, hair, etc. The second filter then removes finer particles such as bacteria, blood and viruses. As you shower, instead of hot water going down the drain the water keeps on getting cycled and therefore uses much less water and much less energy heating water. If the system detects that the five litre tank’s water is getting a little too contaminated, then it will refresh the water supply.
The system itself doesn’t come cheap though, the manufacturers (Orbital Systems) have dubbed their product the Shower of the Future and retail an integrated system built into the bathroom floor at £3,000 and a standalone unit costs £4,100. Though if it were to save £1,000 a year in energy bills then it would pay itself back in a very short amount of time.
Mehrdad Mahdjoubi the inventor of the revolutionary new type of shower said he came up with the idea whilst he was working on a project for Nasa.
He said: “The reason that we make it work sustainably in space is because we have to do it.
‘What if we try the same things on Earth. If the house was like a space capsule, how would we go about it?
At PureShowers.co.uk we are 100% behind this type of water and energy saving technology, we could see how fitting a shower filter in this revolutionary new type of shower would even increase the safety and filtering power of the recycled water.
This technology has already been adopted in several nursing homes in Sweden and we hope it really becomes the norm in all households.
As always – if you’re looking for a good shower filter to filter in your ‘Shower Of The Past’, then look no further than PureShowers.co.uk, the UK’s #1 shower filter store.
If you have one of these revolutionary new showers, we would love to speak to you too! Perhaps we can provide you with a sample shower filter to install and test in your new shower?