This is the most commonly used adsorption medium, produced by heating carbonaceous substances or cellulose bases in the absence of air. It has a very porous structure and is commonly used to remove organic matter and dissolved gases from water. Its appearance is similar to coal or peat. Available in granular, powder or block form; in powder form, it has the highest adsorption capacity. It is used in our activated carbon filter MF-1100, MF-1000, MF-600, MF-500, MF-450, MF-410 and MF-400 series.
How long does activated carbon last in filter?
The longevity of activated carbon in water filters depends mainly on the quality of water used. Generally, the duration is only for a short time. In order to attain maximum efficiency, the activated carbon filter must be replaced every few months. This is needed due to the adsorption process that holds the growing contaminants within the activated carbon bed. After the bed becomes filled then the filter is unable to absorb any more contaminants.
So the most important question is when do you have to alternate your activated carbon filter? One sign to look for is if the water that enters the filter begins experiencing a foul flavor or odor. This a sure signal that filter needs a quick replacement. Furthermore, a clogged filter leads to diminishing water pressure. Unfortunately, activated carbon filters do not give out any visual cues that alert you when its time for a replacement, so the only real signal will be odor, flavor, and possible pressure.
Pros of Carbon Water Filters
- Most efficient filter for producing great tasting water
- Highly effective in eliminating chlorine
- Removes unwanted organic substances and bacteria
- Very cost-effective
- Compact, light, and mobile filtration technology