- Product Overview
4-Stage Under Counter Water Purifier with Germicidal Ultraviolet Provides Delicious, Pure Drinking Water
The PURE UV-3 is a 4-stage water purifier that's easy to install and provides clean and sterilized drinking water for any point-of-use application. A two-gallon per minute flow rate combined with quadruple filtration ensures safe and effective water disinfection. The PURE UV-3 Drinking Water System features Activated Carbon for removal of chlorine, taste, odors, chemicals, etc., and Ultraviolet Sterilization (UV) to remove waterborne bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms. A separate and dedicated faucet can be ordered to provide purified drinking water only when you need it!
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 UV-3 under-counter ultraviolet water purifier includes four stages of filtration for disinfected, bacteria-free water.
Stage 1 - 5-micron Sediment Filter - First, the water enters through a 5-micron string-wound sediment pre-filter to remove any sediment in the water.
Replace the sediment filter every 8-12 months.
Stage 2 - 5-micron Carbon Filter - Next, the water passes through a 5 micron activated granular carbon filter for the removal of chemical contaminants.
Replace the carbon filter every 8-12 months.
Stage 3 - 0.5 Micron Carbon Block Filter - As water moves to the 3rd housing, it flows down through a 0.5-micron carbon block cartridge removes heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, copper) and cysts (including crypto, giardia cysts) as well as chlorine, taste, odors, and chemical impurities from the water.
Replace the carbon block filter every 8-12 months.
Stage 4 - 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-efficient than traditional methods of water disinfection, i.e. chlorinating, distilling or boiling.
Replace the UV lamp once per year.
NOTE: Stages 3 & 4 are combined in the same housing.
This compact, under counter drinking water system is easy to install and can be used anywhere that clean, clear, good tasting disinfected water is needed. The UV lamp, sediment, 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 for Water Purification?
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.
Specifications of the PURE UV-3 Four-Stage Under-Counter UV Water Filter and Sterilizer
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty on unit and on electrical components|
|Dimensions||16" 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 house (approx. 1 year)|
|Electronic Lamp Indicator||LED|
|Electrical||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|