Sapphire Carbon Filter

Regardless if you are to self-install or if you have it professionally installed, whole house carbon filtration will enhance the quality of your water, while prolonging the life of your water softener as well as other fixtures within the home.  Most importantly having a whole house carbon filter will remove 99% of the chemical contaminants in your water, including the chlorine from a municipal source and the disinfection by-products which are a result of the chlorination of your water.  Both of which are not healthy for you and your family.

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Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is made of organic materials high in carbon such as coconut shells, nutshells, wood, or coal.  GAC filters have a tremendous surface area resulting from its highly porous structure. Its effectiveness depends on the flow rate of the water and the contact time.  GAC allows water to pass through it while adsorbing other organic materials and certain dissolved chemicals, such as:

Chlorine and other halogens
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which include:  Trihalomethanes (THMs) (by-product of chlorination)
Many organic solvents such as benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene and xylene (BTEX)
Many organic chemical pesticides and herbicides
Some harmful algal bloom (HABs) chemicals such as Microcystin toxin

GAC is not effective for removing minerals and salts such as arsenic or nitrates.  GAC does not remove microorganisms.




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