CARBON – KDF/GAC SINGLE FILTER
Single Filter or Pre-Filter Carbon – Granulated Activated Charcoal
Granulated Activated Carbon Filters with KDF to remove contaminants and impurities, utilizing chemical absorption. Carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from water.
These can be used as stand alone Filters or Pre-filters which are water filters that are installed before the water enters the tap or the water ionizer. They require either counter-top housing or under-the-sink housing depending on your exact conditions, volume of use and desire.
Carbon Filters – Two Basic Types
Activated Carbon Water Filters
“Activated” carbon filter media is produced by super-heating dried coconut husks in a low oxygen environment, using a process called pyrolysis. The resulting “biochar” husk, is a purified form of carbon, containing large amounts of cellular sized surface area, negatively charged to attract positively charged toxins. Toxins in the water become attached to the husk’s carbon surfaces. Over time, the attractive charge of carbon surfaces are neutralized, making it time to change the filter.
A super heated carbon extrusion that forms carbon into a solid, yet porous block. Solid block carbon provides the properties of a sediment filter, while also increasing surface area. However, flow rate can be significantly slower than granulated activated charcoal.
Uses carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, utilizing chemical absorption. Block carbon is designed to provide a large section of surface area to allow contaminants the most possible exposure to the filter media. Carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from water.
All carbon filters will have reduced efficiency over time. Regular filter replacement is essential to good filter performance. If the taste of the water changes, after an extended period of non-use, such as after a vacation, it’s time to change the carbon filter.
Average filter life span: 9-12 months