Carbon filtration, also known as activated carbon filtration, is a process used to remove impurities and contaminants from water, air, or other substances. It involves passing the substance through a filter that contains activated carbon, which is a highly porous form of carbon with a large surface area.
Activated carbon has a unique ability to adsorb (not absorb) various organic and inorganic substances. Adsorption is the process by which molecules adhere to the surface of the carbon particles. The porous structure of activated carbon provides a large surface area for molecules to attach to, effectively trapping them and removing them from the substance being filtered.
Carbon filtration is commonly used in water treatment systems to remove chemicals, odors, tastes, and organic compounds. It is effective in removing chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, herbicides, and certain heavy metals. Carbon filters are also used in air purifiers to capture and neutralize odors, gases, and volatile organic compounds.
The effectiveness of carbon filtration depends on factors such as the quality of the activated carbon, contact time between the substance and the carbon filter, and the concentration of contaminants. It is important to regularly replace or regenerate the carbon filter to maintain its adsorption capacity.
- Activated carbon media
- Robust and air tight
- Easy assembly
- Electro galvanized steel or powder coated
- High efficiency in gas removal
- Low pressure drop, save energy
- Standard sizes
- Recommended pre-filtration; F7 (EN779)