Water Ultrafiltration Systems

Drinking Water Ultrafiltration Systems

Previously, ultrafiltration was only used in hospitals and large municipal applications. Now it is available as an undersink drinking water system. 

What is Water Ultrafiltration and
How Do Hollow Fiber Membranes Work?

Hollow Fiber Membranes Flow Motion

Drinking Water Ultrafiltration Systems Water Ultrafiltration (UF)  uses standard home water pressure to push water through its semi-permeable membrane. Suspended particles and materials of high molecular weight are unable to pass through the 0.02 micron UF membrane, allowing only fresh clean water and dissolved minerals to pass through.


All of our ultrafiltration systems, including the Neo-Pure TL3, use hollow fiber membrane technology made from polyethersulfone (PES) double skinned hydrophilic, chemically stable polymer. The ultrafiltration (UF) is a low pressure membrane process capable of removing viruses, bacteria, as well as fine suspensions from your drinking water. The hollow fiber membrane also has a high chemical resistance to oxidants and chlorine compared to a TFC RO membrane which cannot tolerate any chlorine.

By using a hollow fiber membrane, undersink UF drinking water systems filter suspended particles and other potential water contaminates down to 0.02 microns. That is approximately 5,000 times smaller than a human hair.


What Contaminants Ultrafiltration Filters from Drinking Water

Ultrafiltration drinking water systems utilize a 0.05 micron carbon block prefilter able to reduce chlorine taste and odor, lead, cysts, VOCs and MTE. The heart of the system is the hollow fiber membrane that filters water down to 0.02 microns to remove any remaining cysts, viruses, or bacteria from your drinking water.

Ultrafiltration Water Contaminate Chart

If you are concerned that UF does not reduce enough contaminants, the AquaCera CeraGuard UF Drinking Water System also adds a mixed bed media cartridge that reduces arsenic, heavy metals and fluoride.

Replenish your body and satisfy your thirst with safer, fresher tasting drinking water.  Other benefits of ultrafiltration include better tasting coffee and tea, safer water to prepare baby formula, and protection in the event of a boil alert

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Home Water Ultrafiltration Compared to Reverse Osmosis

The graph below compares water ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis systems. Both system types have robust water filtration capabilities, and the following information can help you choose which system type is right for your family's drinking water needs.

Ultrafiltration vs. Reverse Osmosis

Ultrafiltration (UF) Water Systems Reverse Osmosis Water Systems
System Does
  • Operates at low pressure
  • Removes bacteria and viruses
  • Keeps essential minerals
  • Installs quickly and easily
  • Removes TDS and minerals
  • Membrane lasts for 2 to 3 years
  • Removes fluoride
  • Generates waste water
System Does Not
  • Does not generate waste water
  • Does not require a holding tank
  • Does not remove fluoride
  • Does not remove TDS
  • Installation is more complex
  • Does not operate at lower pressure without a booster pump



Installing a UF drinking water system is simple with 1/4" quick connect fittings. Each system is supplied with a feed supply adapter to hook up to your cold water supply, along with an ample supply of  polyethylene tubing. Filters are easily installed with a quarter turn and little to no mess.

Designer drinking water faucets in a wide range of styles, both traditional and contemporary, are available with each of our UF systems. For those trying to match the existing kitchen decor, our faucets are available in a number of finishes, from a traditional polished chrome to oil-rubbed bronze.

Benefits of a Home Water Ultrafiltration System

Using a home ultrafiltration drinking water system will allow you to benefit the environment by reducing the amount of plastic water bottles discarded in landfills around the country at an alarming rate. UF drinking water systems can provide your family with great tasting water on the go with the use of a Neo-Vas Stainless Steel Water Bottle that is BPA-free and will not leach any harmful chemicals.


System Cost              


Annual Filter Cost                


Cost Per Gallon                     

Less Than $0.14


IAPMO R&T Lab Water Quality Platinum Seal

Contaminants Removed        

Chlorine, Taste, Odor, Cysts, Bacteria, Viruses, Lead, Lindane, Atrazine, VOC, MTBE   


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