Granular Activated Carbon Filter

For absorbing organic taste/odor compounds, chlorine/chloramine removal, and organic chemicals.

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Carbon filters are essential for chlorine/chloramines treatment. These disinfectants are typically added by water treatment plants to ensure bacteria free water. Chlorine/chloramines are very harmful to RO membranes and will degrade its total life-time. Even very small amounts can ruin membranes quickly, making the carbon filter an essential component of pre-filtration. It is necessary to remove them completely before the RO membrane in order to have an optimum membrane life.

Carbon filters use Granular Activated Carbon as the media. Each cubic foot of media can treat approximately 750,000 gallons of water that contains 1 PPM chlorine. Water containing chlorine needs a minimum of 5 minutes of contact time with the bed of media to effectively remove 99%+ of the chlorine. Typically, chloramines require three times as much contact time and media volume than chlorine for guaranteed removal.

The control valve on top of the media tank backwashes the media bed on a regular basis and ensures no dirt remains trapped in the media and fluffs the bed of media ensuring consistent surface area for the continued removal of chlorine/chloramines.  Periodic monitoring of the carbon bed to ensure all chlorine is being removed will determine when the carbon needs to be exchanged. This is typically done every 3+ years.

  • Chlorine/chloramine removal to prolong membrane life for Hyper-Logic system
  • Produces clear clean water with low turbidity
  • Removal of organic chemicals, tastes, and odors
  • Automatic backwashing reduces maintenance and prolongs the life of the carbon media

*Each cubic foot of media can treat approximately 750,000 gallons of water that contains 1 PPM chlorine. Water containing chlorine needs a minimum of 5 minutes of contact time with the bed of media to effectively remove 99%+ of the chlorine. Typically, chloramines require three times as much contact time and media volume than chlorine for guaranteed removal.