Summary of how the product works:
It works by removing pollutants through adsorption, where the pollutants are attracted to the surface of activated carbon and retained in the same way a magnet attracts and holds iron filings.
Carbon filters also function as catalysts to alter the chemical composition of some pollutants. Activated carbon is ideal for removing chlorine, organic chemicals like pesticides, THMs such as chloroform, and many volatile organic compounds found in gasoline, solvents, and industrial cleaners.
Carbon filters are commonly used to remove volatile organic compounds, pesticides, nitrates, hydrogen sulfide, and much more.
Municipal water treatment plants use disinfectants like chlorine and chloramine, which can leave an unpleasant taste and odor in drinking water. Carbon filters can improve taste and odor, making them widely used as one or two stages in reverse osmosis systems.
Size: 20 inches
The replacement rate for granular activated carbon filter:
Carbon filters used in reverse osmosis water purification systems should have both the carbon filter and polishing filter (granular activated carbon filter) replaced every 6-12 months. The lifespan of the carbon filter can vary depending on the water’s level of dirt and contamination. The quality of the carbon, moisture, and usage can also impact how long the carbon filter can last.