What exactly is Activated Carbon? Activated carbon is created from environmental wastes that have high carbon contents. Some examples of these are wood, coconut husks, olive pits and peat, to name but a few. It is ideal for use in water treatment thanks to its absorption capabilities.
How Activated Carbon Can Improve Your Drinking Water
Activated Carbon comes in many forms. One of the most commonly used forms of Activated Carbon in water treatment is Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). It has high absorption capabilities for contaminants in your water. It is an extremely effective solution for domestic, commercial and industrial water treatment.
It is essential that the average water usage, any contaminants and amount of same, is known before a Carbon Filter is installed. This is to ensure that the adequate size and type of filter is applied.
Competent installation and recurring maintenance
Any water treatment system requires competent installation and recurring maintenance. GAC will eventually lose its absorption abilities, due to saturation of the absorbed contaminants. It is typical to have your GAC replaced anywhere between every 3 and 12 months, dependant on the levels of contamination in your water supply and volume of water that is being used.
It is possible that some filters can last for many years if the supply has a low level of contamination and or a low level of water usage. Naturally, the higher these factors are, the more frequent replacements will be required.