Activated Carbon Filters a usually rated by size of the particles it can remove. Typical ratings are from 50 micron (least effective) to 0.5 micron (most effective). We generally use 5 micron carbon blocks in our systems, because it gives us very effective absorption capabilities in combination with acceptable water flow rates. However, some applications exist where granular carbon is a better fit, such as in removing chloramines (combined chlorine).
Although various types of carbon exist, three are generally used for drinking water filtration: bituminous, wood, and coconut shell. Coconut shell variety is most effective for most water filtration. We typically use coconut shell carbon .
Key Features and Benefits:
5 micron filter.
Removes chlorine, bad taste and odor, and organic chemicals.
Can filter organic solvents and mercury.
Can be used in counter top, under sink and reverse osmosis systems.
Will fit into different systems by a variety of manufacturers.