The A-Z Of Granular Activated Carbon For DUMMIES

The A-Z Of Granular Activated Carbon For DUMMIES

All forms of GAC (Granular Activated Carbon) comes from organic materials with a high natural carbon content. For instance wood or coal that go under a lot of heat pressure with little or no oxygen. This removes water and contaminants without allowing the material to burn. The result is char or charcoal. Meanwhile activated carbon itself comes from a variety of chemical and physical processing techniques to greatly increase its surface area and create a network of submicroscopic pores. The final product, known as activated carbon, has a remarkable ability to attract and bind a variety of compounds. Activated carbon...
Do NOT Buy Charcoal Water Filters Before Reading This!

Do NOT Buy Charcoal Water Filters Before Reading This!

Charcoal water filters are a strange thing when you really think about it. So we use burnt wood to purify and filter water? It seems like a weird concept until you realize how amazingly well this method of filtration actually works. So the first thing to understand is that you can't just use everyday charcoal to filter your water. But instead you have to use charcoal that is "activated". "Activation" itself happens when wood and other natural organic materials are heated together in a process that is oxygen-free. Not only do charcoal water filters work effectively well, it's been around...
Are Solid Block Carbon Filters The Best Water Filter Available Today?

Are Solid Block Carbon Filters The Best Water Filter Available Today?

Are solid block carbon filters the best water filter? There are many different types of water filters on the market. The solid block carbon filter is yet another option for treating your water. Solid carbon filters are very good at removing: Metals. Nitrate. Parasites. Chemicals. Pesticides. Herbicides. But they do NOT remove minerals that naturally occur in water and are good for you. So they actually "make water healthier". This, in my opinion, makes it one of the best filtration options out there. It might even be better than RO (Reverse Osmosis), which is also one of my favourites. Why?...
Here is Why Charcoal Water Filters Will Change Your Life

Here is Why Charcoal Water Filters Will Change Your Life

What is a carbon filter for? Well, before discussing the charcoal water filter let's look at carbon filters. Carbon filtering is a method of water filtration that uses activated carbon to remove impurities and contaminants from water. Each granule/particle of carbon provides a surface area (i.e. a filter), which allows the maximum possible exposure for water to be filtered by the activated area. [toc] What Does Activated Charcoal Do To Water? Charcoal can come from wood, coal, petroleum and other substances. On its own, simply dumping a load of charcoal in your water will do absolutely nothing for your water...
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