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Carbon filtration works through a process called adsorption. A bed of activated carbon attracts unnecessary water contaminants and impurities, like chlorine, VOCs, and more, improving the taste and smell of the water.activated carbon pellets bulk


Adsorption is essentially similar toabsorption, except the material or compound or liquid adheres to the surface of the medium, and not inside of it. Instead of a sponge soaking up water, think of adsorption like a window in the winter, attracting warm water molecules to its surface.


When it comes to water filtering, this adsorption process makes medium renewal easier. Think about wiping a dirty window off with a rag. It’s much easier than trying tocompletelysqueeze a sponge dry of any liquid at all. If you choose a carbon water filter, the process of adsorption guarantees that your medium, whether granulated or block carbon, will last that much longer. That means a more effective filter for less money.


However, not all compounds and contaminants are removed by carbon filtration. For the compounds that aren’t filtered by carbon, opt for a system that comes with a sediment pre-filter. The benefits are two-fold: 1. Thicker, bigger sediment is filtered more effectively, and 2. Since that same sediment never reaches the carbon media, the carbon media’s lifespan will be much longer. Even though it might mean a greater up-front cost, it will result in significant savings over time.


Finally, focusing this closely on carbon filtration is important because your body is 60% water. Water is literally the #1 substance you will voluntarily consume over your lifetime (as opposed to air, which happens automatically). Therefore, it deserves a significant investment of your time and energy


And, when it comes to the best carbon filtration out there, coconut-shell-activated carbon is the industry leader. It’s more easily renewable than any other type of carbon.


Generally, there are two types of carbon water filters:


Granular activated carbon

Carbon blocks


Of the two, carbon blocks have a higher contaminant removal ratio. Solid block activated carbon has been grounded into a mesh that´s anywhere from 7 to 9 times greater than granular activated carbon. However, it might slow down your flow rate.


So, even though carbon blocks technically have a greater surface area than granular activated carbon, that doesn´t mean that granular activated carbon can´t also get the job done, especially if it´s coconut shell activated. Coconut shell activated carbons are the most renewable, and that´s why they´re the industry leading