The Aquaphor crystal eco water filter is a three stage water filtration system which offers high quality water filtration at an affordable price point by utilizing the latest in activated carbon block technology.
Each of the three in-line filters in this system utilize a carbon block filtration matrix varying in pore size from 5 micron down to a sub-micron level of just 0.8 micron. The unique design of this carbon block filtration matrix allows for an increased amount of activated coconut carbon to be used which in turn offers greater filtering performance and longer filter life.
Because of the use of three in-line carbon block filters, the Aquaphor crystal eco water filter can filter water at a flowrate of 2.5 litres per minute and has a filtering capacity of 8000 litres. That works out to a cost of just 2 cents per litre of filtered water! The Aquaphor eco water filter will safely remove chlorine and any other unwanted chemicals, bacteria, lead and other harmful heavy metals, phenol, pesticides, benzene, volatile organic compounds (VOC's), insecticides, pesticides, industrial solvents and many other common impurities. It truly is one of the finest filtering systems available today!
Activated carbon is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus has a very large surface area. Just one gram of activated carbon typically has a surface area of approximately 500 m2,
as determined by nitrogen gas adsorption.
Activated carbon is useful in drinking water treatment because it acts as an adsorbent (a process of chemical or physical attraction), and effectively removes particles and organics from water. Organics react with many disinfectants, especially chlorine, and cause the formation of disinfection by products (DBP's). DBP's are often carcinogenic and therefore highly undesirable. Organic substances are composed of two basic elements, carbon and hydrogen. Because organic chemicals are often responsible for taste, odour, and colour problems, activated carbon filtration is generally used to improve these parameters.
Activated carbon filtration also removes chlorine and other chemicals that can be harmful if present in high quantities. Included in this category are pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, volatile organic compounds (VOC's), trihalomethanes (THM's are a by-product of chlorine which is widely used in most public drinking water systems for disinfection), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's), industrial solvents (halogenated hydrocarbons), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) and benzene.
Radon gas can also be removed from water by activated carbon filtration, but actual removal rates of Radon for different types of activated carbon filtration equipment have not been established.