Double Housing, 3-Stage Water Purifier
The PURE UV-2 3-Stage Water Sterilizer provides clean, disinfected drinking water for all point-of-use applications. 2 gallons per minute flow rate provides triple filtration including carbon and ultraviolet sterilization.
The PURE Drinking Water System features Activated Carbon for removal of chlorine, taste, odors, etc., and Ultraviolet Sterilization (UV) to remove waterborne bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms.
Your drinking water can be protected from E. Coli, Shigella dysenteriae, Salmonella, and other outbreaks that occur from time to time in both municipal and well water supplies. The space-saving design of The PURE UV-2 under-counter ultraviolet water purifier includes three stages of filtration for disinfected, bacteria-free water.
- Stage 1 - First, the water enters through a 5-micron string-wound sediment pre-filter to remove any sediment in the water.
- Stage 2 - As water moves to the 2nd housing, it flows down through a 0.5-micron carbon block cartridge removes heavy metals (i.e.; lead, mercury, copper) and cysts (i.e.; crypto, giardia cysts) as well as chlorine, taste, odors, and chemical impurities from the water.
- Stage 3 - The water then flows up through the center of the carbon block cartridge where the UV chamber is located. As water enters the stainless steel disinfecting chamber, it's exposed to high levels of ultraviolet light that attack harmful microorganisms, bacteria, viruses and sterilizes them. This process of purification works without chemicals and leaves no residual in the water supply. It is also more cost-effective than traditional methods of water disinfection, i.e. chlorinating, distilling or boiling.
NOTE: Stages 2 & 3 are combined in the same housing.
Ultraviolet disinfection is accepted by both the EPA and the FDA as a safe, effective method of bacteria control.
This compact, all-in-one drinking water system installs with ease and can be used anywhere that clean, clear, good tasting disinfected water is needed. The UV lamp and carbon filters are easily accessible for years of maintenance-easy performance. It's ideal for point-of-use applications including under the kitchen sink, office water coolers, water vending machines, boats, recreational vehicles, etc.
How Effective is UV?
Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun has long been known for its ability to destroy microorganisms. However, it has only been in recent years that equipment producing UV light has been manufactured for residential use. UV energy is produced by low-pressure mercury vapor enclosed in a tubular lamp. While a UV lamp resembles a standard fluorescent lamp, it is similar in appearance only. The energy produced by the UV lamp has the ability to destroy microorganisms that can live in water. There are five major groups of microorganisms that are altered by a specific spectrum of ultraviolet light: viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae, and protozoa. When these microbes are exposed to the proper amount of UV energy, their DNA structure is scrambled, and they are unable to reproduce. Since the cell is now sterile or dead, it is no longer a threat.
Features and Specifications of the PURE UV-2 Under-Counter UV Water Filter and Sterilizer
|Warranty||3 Year Warranty on unit 1 year warranty on electrical components|
|Dimensions||11" W x 5.5" D x 15" H|
|Flow Rate||2 GPM|
|Inlet/Outlet Size||3/8" NPT|
|Faucet||Optional long-reach chrome faucet available|
|Bulb Life||9,000 hours (approx. 1 year)|
|Electronic Lamp Indicator||LED|
|Electric||115V w/8' power cord|
|Conditions For Use|
|Feed Water Pressure||20-75 psig (138 - 517kPa)|
|Water pressure must not exceed 75 psig (517 kPa) or a pressure regulator must be installed.|
|Feed Water Temperature||38° - 105°F|
|pH Range||6.5 - 9.5|
|Total Dissolved Solids||< 1500 mg/L|
|Total Suspended Solids||< 10 mg/L|
|Turbidity||< 5 NTU|
|Chemical Parameters||Max mg/L|
|Hardness (CaCO3)||< 120 (7 GPG)|
|Iron (Fe)||< 0.3|
|Manganese (Mn)||< 0.05|