No single water treatment technology is effective in treating all water problems, although the CARBONIT Monoblock® Filter is quite close to an ideal product. We are the only producer of activated carbon block filters outside North America.
The replaceable filter has been formulated of approved materials to provide the highest quality drinking water without removing the healthful, natural minerals. Our products combine adsorption against most health-related contaminants with mechanical filtration against disease-causing organisms like Cryptosporidium.
Water enters the filter through a pre-filterlayer. Then the water passes through the highly compacted solid carbon block filter media which is a blend of selected activated carbons and special binders.
The components of the carbon block section of the filter are insoluble, and while themselves chemically inactive, some of the material exert a catalytic effect, inducing molecular changes in many chemicals contained within the water. It is through this chemical reaction and physical adsoption that chlorine, certain pesticides, volatile organic chemicals, and dissolved lead are removed.
The solid carbon block filters are exceptionally uniform and do not channel or bypass as conventional granular activated carbon (GAC) filters are known to do. Conventional GAC filters become incubators of bacteria, encouraging growth; however, the densely compacted filters eliminate this problem because there is no room for growth in the tightly compacted carbon.
The unique formulation of solid carbon block filters provides for the removal of substances that cause water to taste or smell bad as well as reduce a wide range of contaminants of health concern. Filter life will vary in proportion to the amount of water used and the type and level of impurities in the water being processed. It is recommended that the filter be replaced when first of the following occurs: (a) the unit?s rated capacity is reached; (b) at least half a year; (c) the flow rate dimishes.