A carbon filter
works by trapping odors. When the air passes through the carbon filter, odor compounds are drawn into the nooks and crannies of the filter. These molecules are then adsorbed to the carbon. These molecules are like particles that fall into a hole, and over time, the nooks and crannies of the carbon fill up with molecules. When the carbon is saturated, the filter will stop trapping new molecules and needs to be replaced.
Carbon filters have different micron ratings, depending on the particle size. Typically, the particles in a carbon filter are between 0.5 and 50 microns. This is important because the size of particles determines how much of the impurities can pass through the filter. Additionally, the rate at which the fluid flows through the filter determines the efficacy of the filter. In general, the slower the flow rate, the less impurities will pass through the filter.
Adsorption is another way that carbon filters remove contaminants. The carbon absorbs odors and dust particles from air. It does this by binding with the contaminants. Charcoal has many uses and a large surface area, which makes it an excellent absorber. It is also highly porous, which means it can store a large amount of substances.
Activated carbon filters can be an effective way to remove chlorine, odors, and other chemicals from water. They are also effective at reducing the amount of pesticides and herbicides in your water. Activated carbon also helps eliminate chlorine, which is the most common disinfectant in public water systems in the United States. However, chlorine is harmful to human health and can cause cancer.
Carbon filters should be changed every six months to a year. They should not be used for longer than this, since they can cause the carbon filter to break down particles, and these particles flow back into the water supply. In addition to chlorine, carbon filters can remove bad tastes and odors. Some filters can even reduce other dissolved solids and inorganic compounds mechanically.
Activated carbon is the best option for filtering large organic molecules. Larger organic molecules will have a stronger attraction to AC, whereas smaller molecules will fit into the smallest pores of an AC filter. However, AC filters can be costly and don't always work the best. Just choose one that is right for your needs and budget.
The most common use for a carbon filter is to eliminate harmful emissions and odours from your home. Activated carbon filters attach to ducts and fan systems, where air is circulating. These carbon filters eliminate spores, odors, and chemicals from the air. Aside from its health benefits, a carbon filter can also help people with respiratory problems breathe cleaner air.
-Strong metal flange (Black or silver)
-51% open air sturdy welded metal outer mesh
-51% open air sturdy welded metal inner mesh
-1.5” or 2” thick carbon bed (Top Australian virgin coal)
-Anti bypass aluminum base for maximum airflow