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What are an activated carbon filter’s strengths and limitations

  • There are all kinds of different contaminants in tap water, and often times that means that multiple filtration techniques are needed to take care of all of them. One of the most popular of those techniques is activated carbon. Today we’re going to talk about what an activated carbon water filter is and what role it plays in the water filtration systems.wholesale activated carbon


     


    The term “activated carbon” refers to a material that consists mostly of carbon (usually charcoal) that has been treated in a way that opens up millions of pores inside of it. The carbon naturally attracts certain organic compounds that are commonly found in tap water through a process known as “adsorption.” As water flows through the activated carbon media, the organic compounds in the water attach to the carbon surface while the rest of the water flows through the pores.


     


    An activated carbon water filter is great at removing organic compounds from your water. In particular, it is very effective for removing contaminants that affect the taste and smell of your water, such as chlorine.


     


    Although an activated carbon water filter is great for a specific purpose (improving taste and smell), there are still many common water contaminants that it does address. Iron, nitrates, chemicals and inorganic compounds are some examples of contaminants that are commonly found in tap water but are not removed by a carbon filter.


     


    Because activated carbon media is great for some things but not so great for others, it is most often used in conjunction with other types of filtration methods in a single water filtration system. activated carbon pellets for air filter

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