Carbon filtration is an essential treatment stage when feed water suffers from excessive chlorine, organics, color, tannin, and/or objectionable tastes/odors. Adding carbon filters can enhance the performance — and improve the life — of RO systems and other downstream water treatment components.
VARIABLES TO CONSIDER:
- Feed water characteristics, including flow rates, contaminant types/concentrations
- Types/blends of carbon for different applications.
- Design constraints, including system size, control types, face piping versus top mount control valve
- Steel versus FRP, tanks
- RO pretreatment
- Taste and odor removal
- Lead and heavy metal reduction
- Chlorine and Chloramine removal
- Dialysis water treatment
- Hospitals and Universities
- Food and Beverage
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s):
My carbon filter is no longer removing chlorine, what is going on? Carbon has large, but limited capacity to remove chlorine. Once its absorption limit is exceeded, a carbon rebed is required to install new carbon in the tank.
Are there any disadvantages to using carbon? Carbon beds can be good breeding ground for bacteria. This can negatively impact water quality downstream of the carbon filter. One option to combat this is to install a dUV disinfection system downstream of the carbon bed.