Doulton HCPS Countertop Water Filter System is free standing system The entire system is NSF 42 and 53 Tested and Certified Doulton W9331032 Ultra Carb is a highly efficient ceramic micro filter which provides genuine sub micron filtration of drinking water The Doulton W9331032 is a countertop water filter system featuring a Doulton ceramic UltraCarb filter. It is connected to your faucet with an easily attached divertor valve. Doulton HCPS Countertop Water Filter System is free standing system. This Doulton W9331032 Counter-Top Filter System comes complete with a Doulton UltraCarb Ceramic Filter Candle and features a durable plastic housing. The entire system is NSF 42 and 53 Tested and Certified. Doulton W9331032 Ultra Carb is a highly efficient ceramic micro filter which provides genuine sub micron filtration of drinking water. The incorporation of silver locked within the ceramic structure inhibits the growth of bacteria and gives each cartridge enhanced bacteriostatic and self sterilizing properties. The Doulton Ultracarb is a four stage cartridge combining the highly efficient filtration properties of ceramic with the enhanced water treatment properties of activated carbon and the heavy metal reduction capabilities of ion exchange media. The Doulton HPCS UltraCarb Countertop Filtration System provides a high level of chlorine taste and odor and organics removal, along with Lead and other heavy metal reduction. Approximate System Dimensions: 12" (H) × 3.5" (D) or 30.4 cm × 8.9 cm. Approximate Filter Dimensions: 10" (H) × 2" (D) or 254 mm × 49 mm. Micron Rating Absolute (>99.99%): .9 µm. Micron Rating Nominal (>99.9%): 0.5 to 0.8 µm. Working temperature range: 41° F (5° C) to 100° F (38 °C). Working ph range: 5.5 - 9.5. Minimum working pressure: 10 psi. Maximum working pressure: 125 psi. Unrestricted Flow at 3 Bar Pressure: 0.9 gpm or 3.3 L/min. Recommended cleaning frequency: when flow rate is noticeably lower or every 3 months. Recommended change frequency: 6 months or 600 gallons (2,244 liters), whichever is sooner. Contaminant Reduction:. Pathogenic bacteria: Cholera, Typhoid, Shigella, E. Coli, Klebsiella Terrigena >99.99% removal. Cysts: Cryptosporidium Parvum
As a Chinese Herbalist and nutritionist who specializes in environmental toxins, I'm a huge advocate of proper filtration (and NOT a fan of plastic water bottles). This also extends to your shower, which is a far more virulent source of toxic load than most people suspect (best, most reasonable filter option comes from Crystal Quest, and is available here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Quest-CQE-SP-00800-Luxury-Shower/dp/B001OJSY54/ref=sr_1_9?s=hi&ie=UTF..
I have had this Doulton Countertop Water Filter with Ceramic Ultracarb Filter since 1995, which I bought for $135! No price inflation here! Very sturdy and efficient system. The filter does its job for one person for about 6-12 months, depending on usage. There's a built-in (inadvertent?)safety feature that prevents using the filter when it's no longer functional: the water flow weakens, then eventually stops. If this happens, one unscrews the canister, and cleans the filter candle with..
I bought the Doulton Countertop Water Filter a couple months ago and I'm sorry I did. I can't drink the water from it given the ceramic filter continually discharges something into the water that is gritty. My mouth is coated with a film of grit after drinking the water. The ceramic filters, when new, are coated with some type of powder which looks like residue from the manufacturing process and it appears this is what ends up in the drinking water. The directions require a new filter to ..