Activated Carbon Filters

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Activated carbon filters can remove a wide range of contaminants from water.

Activated Carbon FiltersActivated carbon filters can remove a wide range of contaminants from water. When activated carbon comes in contact with a liquid, it retains — or adsorbs — on its surface one or more components (atoms, molecules, ions) present in the liquid. This is known as adsorbing power. Adsorption is responsible for purifying, deodorizing, and dechlorinating water, as well as other liquids and gases. Its ability to retain certain unwanted compounds is based on one of its most important characteristics: It has an enormous number of pores, which give it a specific surface of between 500 and 1,500 square meters per gram). High temperatures, special atmosphere, and vapor injection during fabrication activate and create carbon’s porosity. Chloride and organic matter are efficiently removed from water with this process, and with them undesirable odor, color, or flavor. Adsorption, mechanical filtration, and catalytic reactions are the three mechanisms involved. Activated carbon filters can be used for removal of the following contaminants:

• Inorganic compounds
• Chloride
• Some heavy metals (chromium, mercury, lead)
• Tannins
• Organic compounds
• Chloramines
• Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
• Color-causing agents
• Flavor-causing agents
• THM (trihalomethanes).

Please contact our team of engineers regarding the selection of the type of activated carbon most suitable for your application.