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. Click below to learn more about...

UF Water System Contaminate ReductionInstallation and Filter Changes
Water Ultrafiltration vs. Reverse OsmosisHome Water Ultrafiltration Cost

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

Water ultrafiltration is a membrane filtration process which 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 ultrafiltration membrane, allowing only fresh clean water and dissolved minerals to pass through.

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All of our ultrafiltration systems, including the Neo-Pure TL3, use hollow fiber membrane technology that is made from polyethersulfone (PES) double skinned hydrophilic, chemically stable polymer. The ultrafiltration (UF) is a low pressure membrane process that is 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 are able to 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 utilizes a 0.05 micron carbon block prefilter that is able to reduce chlorine taste and odor, lead, cysts, VOCs and MTE. The heart of the system is the hollow fiber membrane that filters down to 0.02 microns to remove any remaining cysts, viruses, or bacteria from your drinking water.

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, but ultrafiltration offers more. Other benefits 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

Below is a quick comparison between water ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis systems. Both system types have robust water filtration capabilities, and the below information can help you choose which system type is right for your family's drinking water needs.

Ultrafiltration (UF) Water SystemsReverse 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

Undersink (UF) Ultrafiltration Installation and Filter Change

Installation of 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 with little to no mess.

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

Home Water Ultrafiltration System
Operating and Maintenance Costs

With the use of a home ultrafiltration drinking water system, you can save the environment by reducing the amount of plastic water bottles that are being 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:$169.99
Annual Filter Cost:$137.95
Cost Per Gallon:Less Than $0.14
Certifications:WQA Gold Seal
Contaminants Removed:Chlorine, Taste, Odor, Cysts, Bacteria, Viruses, Lead, Lindane, Atrazine, VOC, MTBE
Annual Cost:$520.00
Weekly Use:10 Gallons
Cost Per Gallon:$1.00
Contaminants Removed:Varies By Brand