Plumbing Engineers Want to Know: What Is Carbon Filtration and When Do We Use It?

WCC specializes in using carbon filters to treat water. Carbon filters come in many different shapes, sizes, and forms and can be made of materials such as burned bamboo, coconut shells, wood, sawdust, or various types of coal.

Carbon filters work by absorbing contaminants into the many micropores within the media and are especially useful for absorbing disinfectants like chlorine and chloramines, as well as all sorts of industrial and pharmaceutical pollutants—particularly those made of organic compounds. Granular activated carbon (or GAC) is a type of carbon filter that is often used in water treatment. Carbon filters are most often used in drinking water systems to make the water safer to drink by removing lots of different contaminants—and they usually make it tastier and better smelling too.

Check out this quick video on what carbon filtration is and when to use it:


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Source: WCC

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