Carbon removes/reduces many volatile organic chemicals (VOC), pesticides and herbicides, as well as chlorine, benzene, trihalomethane (THM) compounds, radon, solvents and hundreds of other man-made chemicals found in tap water. Some activated carbon filters are moderately effective at removing some, but not all, heavy metals. In addition, densely compacted carbon block filters mechanically remove particles down to 0.5 micron, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium, turbidity and particulates. Although some iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide will be removed by these higher quality activated carbon filters, if they are present at higher levels the effectiveness of carbon filter against iron and manganese is generally short-lived.
Granular Activated Carbon does not remove sediment / particulate material very well, so they are often preceded by a sediment filter. Sediment pre-filters also prolong the activate carbon cartridge life by eliminating gross contaminants that would otherwise clog the activated carbon thereby reducing the surface area available for absorption. Carbon block filters are generally better then GAC filters at removing sediment. All our three stage system comes with a sediment filter, a granular activated carbon, followed by a carbon block filter.
This system comes complete with Housings, Mounting Bracket, FDA food grade tubing, connectors and sink mounted faucet.
3 Stage Filter System.
3 2.5" X 10" FILTER housings on bracket
1st stage Sediment Filter Fits in 10" slimline housing
2nd stage GAC/KDF55 2.5 x 10" Filter
3rd stage Carbon Block 2.5 x 10" Filter
Faucet and feed valve
fda food grade tubing
a set of filters included for your next filter change. A $26 value!