F2 Essentials Faucet Systems & R2 Replacement Filters

Our F2 systems and R2 filters are tested and certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI 42 & 372.

Our best selling system reduces Chlorine, improves Taste and Odor from the tap at an industry best .75 Gallons per minute and a 200 Gallon capacity.

This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of the substances listed below.  The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 42.

Chlorine Reduction

Initial

End of Rated Life (200 gal)

Average over  complete test

Average Influent (mg/l)

2.00

2.02

2.01

Average Effluent (mg/l)

0.165

0.87

0.74

Percent Reduction

92%

59%

72%

 This section of the directory lists those drinking water treatment units which have been WQA certified in accordance with “Voluntary Industry Standard For Drinking Water Treatment Units–Aesthetic Effects,” NSF/ANSI 42, and is published periodically by the Water Quality Association (WQA), as a service to the industry and consumers. The WQA is a not-for-profit international association of manufacturers, distributors, and dealers of water treatment systems for household, commercial, and industrial applications. This online directory is continuously updated to identify those water treatment equipment products that have been tested and passed stringent industry standards to become certified by the Water Quality Association. 

Certification means that a production model of the listed line of drinking water treatment units was tested at the Water Quality Association laboratory, or any of the other testing laboratories recognized by the Water Quality Association, and was found to have met the standards for reduction of specific aesthetic-related contaminants in drinking water. In addition, the materials and components used in these certified drinking water treatment units have met the rigorous safety and structural integrity and strength requirements set by industry Standard NSF/ANSI 42.

Replacement Components for a system may or may not reduce all reduction claims that system makes. Verify through literature what contaminant(s) each replacement component reduces. Note that replacement component(s) may be required for system to operate properly even though that same replacement component may not reduce contaminants for claims made under this standard.
Stand-alone components certified for materials safety and structural integrity (as applicable) requirements only may also have notes indicating that the component has been tested for the reduction of specific contaminants. Because components certified only for materials safety and structural requirements are incapable of functioning without the use of additional components or by being placed into a complete system, performance reduction claims listed as a note are for informational purposes, shall not be considered certified, and may not perform exactly as stated when placed into a system.


F5 Complete Faucet Systems & R5 Replacement Filters

Our F5 systems and R5 filters are tested and certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI 42/53/372.

Provides increased protection against contaminants, including Lead & microbial cysts (giardia and cryptosporidium)


  • NSF/ANSI 42
Lead at 6.5 pH Lead at 8.5 pH Chlorine Cysts
US EPA Maximum Contaminate Level 10 ppb 10 ppb
Influent Challenge Concentration 0.15 ± 10% mg/l 0.15 ± 10% mg/l 2.0 ± 10% mg/l Minimum 50,000/L
Maximum Permissible Product Water Concentration 0.010 mg/l 0.010 mg/l ≥ 50%  99.95%
Average Influent Concentration 0.14 mg/l 0.15 mg/l 1.99 mg/l 109250/L
Average Effluent Concentration 0.007 mg/l 0.002 mg/l 0.05 mg/l 4/L
Maximum Effluent Concentration 0.001 mg/l 0.008 mg/l 0.05 mg/l 23/L
Average Reduction 99.5% 98.8% 97.4% 99.99%
Minimum Reduction 99.2% 95.0% 97.2% 99.98%

This on-line directory is continuously updated to identify those water treatment equipment products that have been tested and passed stringent industry standards to become certified by the Water Quality Association. Certification means that a production model of the listed line of drinking water treatment units was tested at the Water Quality Association laboratory, or any of the other testing laboratories recognized by the Water Quality Association, and was found to have met the standards for reduction of specific health-related contaminants in drinking water. In addition, the materials and components used in these certified drinking water treatment units have met the rigorous safety and structural integrity and strength requirements set by industry Standard NSF/ANSI-53.

Replacement Components for a system may or may not reduce all reduction claims that system makes. Verify through literature what contaminant(s) each replacement component reduces. Note that replacement component(s) may be required for system to operate properly even though that same replacement component may not reduce contaminants for claims made under this standard.

Stand-alone components certified for materials safety and structural integrity (as applicable) requirements only may also have notes indicating that the component has been tested for the reduction of specific contaminants. Because components certified only for materials safety and structural requirements are incapable of functioning without the use of additional components or by being placed into a complete system, performance reduction claims listed as a note are for informational purposes, shall not be considered certified, and may not perform exactly as stated when placed into a system.


F8 Ultra Faucet Systems & Replacement Filters

Our F8 Systems and R8 filters are tested and certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI 42 & 372.

Loaded with patented technology the sleek exterior creates one of the smallest profiles in a vertical tap filter providing maximum protection against more than 50 contaminants and industry only features like:

  • Auto On/Off
  • Quick ¼ turn filter replacement
  • A high pressure dish wash feature

Certification to NSF/ANSI 372 (Previously, WQA’s Other Recognized Document (ORD), ORD0902), was established by WQA to compile the minimum requirements for the evaluation of lead content in drinking water products, material, and components for compliance to laws, regulations, or other restrictions for lead content. NSF/ANSI 372 combines the lead content calculations from NSF/ANSI 61 – Annex G and the testing protocol established by the California Department of Toxic Substances. Certification to NSF/ANSI 372 demonstrates compliance to the following:  California Health and Safety Code Section 116875 definition of “lead free” (A.K.A. NSF/ANSI 61 – Annex G, AB 1953), and  Vermont’s lead in consumer products law, 9 V.S.A., Chapter 63, Subchapter 1C, and  Any other law, regulation, or restriction on lead content that may use the same calculations and testing protocol to demonstrate “lead free” compliance.

Substance Maximum Permissible Product Water Concentration (mg/l) Influent Challenge Concentration (mg/l) % Reduction Avg
Aesthetic Substances      
Chlorine Taste and Odor 0.9 2.0+/-10% 97.0/96.9
Particulate Class I particles .05 to < 1 pm 15.0% 10,000 particles/ml min. 99.6/99.6
Health Substances      
Alachlor 0.002 0.04+/-10% 99.5/99.4
Asbestos 107-101 99.9/99.9
Atrazine 0.003 0.009+/-10% 95.0/94.9
Benzene 0.005 0.015+/-10% 96.5/96.5
Carbofuran 0.040 0.08+/-10% 98.7/98.7
Carbon Tetrachloride 0.005 0.015+/-10% 85.6/85.0
Chlordane 0.002 0.04+/-10% 99.4/99.4
Cysts 50,000/l 99.99/99.99
o-Dichlorobenzene 0.60 1.8+/-10% 98.0/97.9
Endrin 0.002 0.006+/-10% 96.9/96.8
Ethylbenzene 0.70 2.1+/-10% 99.9/99.9
Heptachlor Epoxide 0.0002 0.004+/-10% 99.5/99.4
Lead at 6.5 ph 0.010 0.15+/-10% 99.3/99.3
Lead at 8.5 ph 0.010 0.15+/-10% 99.2/98.6
Lindane 0.0002 0.002+/-10% 98.7/98.5
Mercury 6.5 0.002 0.006+/-10% 87.7/82.3
Mercury 8.5 0.002 0.006+/-10% 96.6/96.6
Methoxychlor 0.04 0.12+/-10% 98.3/98.2
Monochlorobenzene 0.10 2.0+/-10% 99.9/99.8
MTBE 0.005 0.015+/-20% 77.1/38.7
Simazine 0.004 0.012+/-10% 98.3/98.3
Styrene 0.10 2.0+/-10% 99.9/99.9
Tetrachloroethylene 0.005 0.015+/-10% 96.4/96.4
Toluene 1.00 3.0+/-10% 97.7/95.2
Toxaphene 0.003 0.015+/-10% 93.2/93.2
Trichloroethylene 0.005 0.300+/-10% 99.8/99.8
TTHM 0.080 0.45+/-10% 99.3/99.3
Turbidity 0.50 NTU 11+/-1 NTU 97.7/96.9
VOC* (see bottom) 0.005 300+/-30% 99.8/99.2
2, 4-D 0.070 0.210+/-10% 99.3/98.8
2, 4-5-TP (Silvex) 0.050 0.15+/-10% 99.7/99.7

VOC Reduction claims include reduction of the following chemicals:

  • alachlor
  • atrazine
  • benzene
  • carbofuran
  • carbon tetrachloride
  • chlorobenzene
  • chloropicrin
  • 2,4-D
  • dibromochloroproane (DBCP)
  • o-dichlorobenzene
  • p-dichlorobenzene
  • 1,2-dichloroethane
  • 1,1-dichloroethylene
  • cis-1,2-dichloroethylene
  • trans-1,2-dichloroethylene
  • 1,2-dichloropropane
  • cis-1,3-dichloropropylene
  • dinoseb
  • endrin
  • ethylbenzene
  • ethylene dibromide (EDB)
  • haloacetonitriles (HAN)
  • bromochloroacetonitrile
  • dibromoacetonitrile
  • dichloroacetonitrile
  • trichloroacetonitrile
  • haloketones (HK)
  • 1,1-dichloro-2-propanone
  • 1,1,1-trichloro-2-propanone
  • heptachlor (H-34, Heptox)
  • heptachlor epoxide
  • hexachlorobutadiene
  • hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • lindane
  • methoxychlor
  • pentachlorophenol
  • simazine
  • styrene
  • 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane
  • tetrachloroethylene
  • toluene
  • 2,4,5-TP (silvex)
  • tribromoacetic acid
  • 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene
  • 1,1,1-trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2-trichloroethane
  • trichloroethylene
  • trihalomethanes
  • chloroform
  • bromoform
  • bromodichloromethane
  • chlorodibromomethane
  • xylenes

 

Tip: All Instapure Tap Filtration Systems come with a removable Aerator that can be cleaned with vinegar to remove hard water deposits additionally we still provide a threaded (size) fitting for attachment of: Flexible sprayer nozzles & Dishwasher hoses