Doulton W9331032 Countertop Filter with UltraCarb Ceramic Video Transcript
Hey everyone Tony, the Filter Doctor here. Today weíre looking at the Doulton W9331032. This is Doultonís countertop filter system featuring the UltraCarb ceramic filter element.
Now, if you like me have looked at some of the countertop filter systems available on the market today, it wouldnít surprise me if the thought of Ďcheapí or just plain Ďjunkí went through your head when looking at them.
Well, that is not going to be the case with the Doulton product. This unit, the W9331032 features Doultonís UltraCarb ceramic filter element. Let me remove this sump here. Here is the UltraCarb ceramic filter element; it screws into the base and has a robust rubber O-ring that creates an absolute seal so that you get the kind of absolute filtration you expect from a Doulton product.
It features their standard ceramic technology with imbedded silver. Itís important you note that this is not an impregnated silver. The imbedding process is superior to impregnating, you see, impregnating will allow the silver to escape the ceramic and get into your drinking water. You donít want that, but you want the silver because it causes the filter to be self-sterilizing and bacteriostatic, so that microorganisms cannot live and grow on this filter media.
Now, the UltraCarb also features a layer of activated carbon block. Of course, activated carbon removes a long list of organic and inorganic contaminants, as well as a variety of VOCís. And of course, it removes chlorine taste and odor and generally makes your water more palatable.
Now the best feature of these ceramic elements is the reusability factor. You can remove it and under running water, wash it with a green Scotchbrite, then reinstall and your back in business. And you can do this up to fifty times. Now it really depends on how rough you are with the filter when cleaning it of course, but if youíre gentle with it, you can get approximately fifty reuses out of the ceramic.
Now, in addition to that, imbedded within the activated carbon block core is an ion exchange resin thatís designed to remove lead and other heavy metals like mercury.
So you get extremely good contaminant removal with the UltraCarb. And, of course, the ceramic is extremely tight, it provides absolute filtration down to 0.9 microns, which means you get 99.99% reduction of microbial cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia, and 99.99% reduction of pathogenic bacteria like salmonella, e coli, and cholera.
And, of course, the entire unit is NSF Standard 42 and 53 certified. Standard 42 pertains to the materials so that tells us these plastics are BPA free, and the metals used on the diverter valve and on the spigot are lead free.
Now attaching this unit to your kitchen faucet is super easy. Simply attach it with this diverter valve, it has female threads and a rubber washer that screw on to the male threads on your faucet, and then you use this diverter valve to divert water from the faucet into the filter system.
Now the unit does come with a couple of adaptors for faucet threads, but make a note here, itís not a 100% guarantee that you will get the appropriate adaptor for your faucet. Iím sorry, but you canít blame the manufacturer, itís really the faucet manufacturerís problem. They have totally gone away from a standardized thread type, so there are literally dozens of types of threads out there now, and they cannot provide; Doulton cannot provide all of the possible adaptors. So theyíve given you the most common ones and if unfortunately you donít receive the right one adaptor, youíll need to take a trip to your local hardware store where you will be able to get the right adaptor so that this can attach to your faucet.
Again, this is the Doulton W9331032, their countertop filter system featuring the UltraCarb ceramic filter element.
Iím your host Tony the Filter Doctor.
Thanks for watching.
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