A countertop ultrafiltration water filter system uses an Ultra-Filtration (UF) hollow fiber membrane to effectively remove contaminants in the water, allowing only pure water and total dissolved minerals to pass through.
Ultra-Filtration (UF) hollow fibers membrane has a pore size designed to remove contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, cysts, and suspended particles.
There are two types of UF countertop water filters. The system that rests on the counter without being connected to a tap or faucet, as well as the system that uses a diverter valve or adapter to connect directly to your existing kitchen tap/faucet.
How does Countertop ultrafiltration water filter system work
The Countertop UF water filter system has two storage tanks (top and bottom) that sit on the kitchen sink tops, tabletops if you prefer room temperature water, and in the refrigerator, if you prefer cold water.
The top storage tank is where you add untreated water from the tap, and the bottom storage tank is where filtered water is stored, ready for human consumption.
Once you add untreated water to the top tank, gravity pushes water through the filter between the two tanks. All contaminants are removed, and the bottom reservoir holds filtered water ready for human consumption.
After adding untreated water to the top tank, gravity drives water through the filter between the two tanks. The filter will eliminate all, and the bottom reservoir now holds filtered water safe to drink.
If you’re using a diverter to connect to the faucet, the water flows through the filter, which removes all impurities, and the adaptor lets you choose between filtered and unfiltered water with ease.
Read our article about the countertop water filter replacement cartridge to find the replacement filter that fits your system.
4 Best countertop ultrafiltration water filter
The Wholesale market LCC countertop water filtration system filters water in 4-stage eliminating many impurities from tap water offering sparkling clean and great-tasting water.
It has a storage tank that is attractive and fits easily the most countertop.
This product comes complete with all installation hardware, tubing, and a one-year filter life bayonet filter. After one year, you can buy a 3-year replacement filter.
- Aquasure Dash Series Countertop Drinking Water Filter System with 0.1 Micron Ultra-Filtration (Black)
Aquasure Dash Series Countertop Drinking Water Filter System is a stand-alone unit that uses a diverter to connect directly to your existing kitchen tap/faucet.
The system filter water in 4-stages, including
5 Micron Sediment pre-filter helps reduce sediment and rust particles and extends the life of filters afterward.
Radial Flow Filtration allows the outer layer to trap and retain larger particles such as dirt, rust, and sediment.
The 0.5-micron carbon block traps chlorination by-products, VOCs, PCBs, and heavy metals, including lead, pesticides, herbicides, chloroform, microorganisms, and cysts.
Stage 4 uses 0.1 – 0.01 Micron Ultra-Filtration (UF) hollow fibers which effectively remove bacteria, viruses, cysts, suspended particles, and items of higher molecular weight, only clean water and dissolved minerals pass-through
The filter last after treating 800 gallons of water, and a built-in LED indicator reminds you of the filter replacement time.
The AIBERLE Countertop Water Filter is a four-stage water filtration device with carbon and ultrafiltration.
The carbon filtration filter is a 2-in-1 CF composite filter (sediment PP membrane & pre-carbon block) that lasts 6–9 months. The ultrafiltration filter is a four-stage filtering system to remove unpleasant tastes, sediment, and dangerous pollutants from tap water. It lasts between 12 and 18 months.
The countertop water filtration purification system was provided with a 45° HD display screen that displays filter life, temperature, and water quantity in real time.
It includes a removable tank that can be removed and changed, and it can be used alone or refrigerated. It also has a magnetic drain tray that prevents drip leakage.
This is an Instant Hot Countertop Water Dispenser that heats water to four different degrees (75°F, 110°F, 140°F, and 190°F).
Purewell Stainless Steel Gravity Water Filter System is a 3-stage filtration system. The 3 stages include
Stage 1: Activated Carbon filters chlorine and improves the odor and taste of the water.
Stage 2 Silver Ion eliminates various tiny matters.
Stage 3: Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membrane filters 99.99% of harmful materials, including lead, chromium, and mercury.
The filter provides 6000 gallons of filtered water. Buy a replacement filter using the link below.
It comes with a matching stand, and the bottom of the dispenser is made of non-slip material.
The Purewell 2.25 Gallon Stainless Steel Gravity Water Filter System with 2 Black Purification Elements is also available in a model without a stand
Portable ultrafiltration water systems can have a look at them.
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