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What Do Whole House Carbon Filters Remove From Water?


Carbon filters are very effective at removing a number of chemicals including chlorine, benzene, radon, solvents trihalomethane compounds, volatile organic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides and hundreds of other man-made chemicals that may come into contact with tap water as it proceeds through the system. In addition, filters remove bad tastes and odors from the water. Granular activated carbon is a relatively cheap and efficient way to purify water.


How Carbon Filters Work?

Carbon filters work so well because of their large surface area. One pound of carbon has a surface area of approximately 125 acres. This allows carbon to physically absorb a large amount of chemicals and substances that pose serious dangers to the normal domestic water supply. Many of these substances can cause cancer, neurological problems and other health risks if ingested in large quantities.


Granular Activated Carbon Filters

Granular activated carbon has a slightly positive charge so it can attract impurities. There are many factors that affect the effectiveness such as the amount of carbon in the unit, the flow of water, the length of time contaminants spend in contact with the carbon and the particle size. Carbon can remove particles 50 micrometers to 0.5 micrometers in size. Our carbon filters are independent of the water softener and have a full 1 cu ft of high quality pharmaceutical grade coconut shell carbon.  

Water Softener valve:

Whole House Filter (Backwash) Valve:

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