Doulton W9330059 Under Sink Filter System Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today weíre looking at the Doulton W9330059. This is Doultonís under sink filter system that features the Ultra Carb ceramic filter element.
Now, this system comes complete with a mounting bracket and the necessary screws, but it does not have a complete installation kit or a drinking water faucet. This system is designed for those of you that are replacing an existing system and already have all of those other components in place, so all you really need is a filter housing and the mounting bracket. But if you want this system complete with the installation kit and the drinking water faucet, then you need to order it under part number W9330957.
Now, as I indicated already, this system features the Ultra Carb ceramic filter element. The Ultra Carb is Doultonís best cartridge, and it has a number of features that I want to talk about.
For starters, it features Doultonís standard ceramic technology with imbedded silver. Now, make a note here, the imbedded silver is superior to other cartridges that use a silver impregnating process. The imbedding process will not allow the silver to escape and get into your drinking water. It will stay in the ceramic where you want it. And you want the silver, because it causes the filter to be self-sterilizing and bacteriostatic, meaning microorganisms cannot live and grow on this filter element.
And, of course, the ceramic is very dense providing absolute filtration down to 0.9 microns, which basically equates to 99.99% reduction of microbial cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia, and the same level of protection for pathogenic bacteria like salmonella, e coli, and cholera. This is a high quality filter.
Now, inside the ceramic shell is a carbon block core. Now, activated carbon, of course, removes a long list of organic and inorganic contaminants, as well as a variety of VOCís, which are volatile organic compounds, and of course, chlorine taste and odor.
And then imbedded within the carbon block is an ion exchange resin designed for the reduction of lead.
So what you have here is a system that is NSF Standard 53 certified for the reduction of microbial cysts and the reduction of lead.
And, of course, the entire system is NSF Standard 42 certified, which pertains to material requirements, because the housing is manufactured from an acetyl polyester, it is 100% BPA free.
Now, the system has 3/8 inch female pipe thread quick connect fittings. And Iíll zoom in here in a moment and show you those up close, along with everything else here.
If youíve never used quick connect fittings, itís difficult for me to describe how amazing they are. You will love these quick connect fittings; it will make installing this system super easy.
And, naturally Doulton cartridges are very easy to change. Simply remove the sump from the cap, obviously unscrew your old cartridge, and then screw in your new cartridge, reattach the sump to the cap; and youíre back in business giving yourself extremely safe water.
Now, filter life is going to depend on which contaminants youíre most concerned with. You see, the ceramic cartridges are highly reusable; this filter element can be washed and reused up to fifty times. But thatís only the ceramic shell, so you need to understand that if you want to reuse the cartridge, the carbon inside and the ion exchange resin inside are going to be exhausted at approximately 600 gallons.
The ceramic shell will last well beyond that, many many times beyond that. Simply remove it from the housing, and under running water take a green Scotchbrite and gently scrub the outer surface until it returns to itsí original creamy white color, then reinstall and youíre back in business.
But, thatís only going to help you with sediment and microbial issues. The carbon core and the ion exchange resin will be exhausted and useless after approximately 600 gallons.
So you have to ask yourself what contaminants youíre concerned with. If you know that you have microorganisms in your water, then youíre not really worried about the carbon core; you want the ceramic shell for the microbial cyst removal. But if youíre removing VOCís or lead, then you need to be concerned with the life of the core inside of the ceramic shell and need to replace it every 600 gallons. So it really depends what youíre looking out for.
Again, this is the Doulton W9330059, an under sink filter system featuring the Ultra Carb ceramic filter element.
Iím your host Tony the Filter Doctor.
Thanks for watching.
See detailed specifications and purchase the Doulton W9330059 here.