What Is Inside a Refirgerator Water Filter?

Activated carbon is one of the most used products in the water treatment industry. It is extremely porous and has a large surface area, which makes it an effective adsorbent material. Activated carbon belongs to a class of porous carbon materials with high adsorption capacity and reactivation capacity.It is derived from carbon-containing source materials. Examples include wood, bamboo, sawdust, willow peat, coconut shells, peach pits, coconut shells, petroleum pitch and various coals.

Types Of Activated Carbon

Activated carbon has strong adsorption properties and helps to bind different chemicals. When activated carbon comes into contact with water or gas, it attracts and carries away one or more atoms, molecules or ions from its surface. Activated carbon for water treatment comes in many forms:

• Granular activated carbon - ideal for water and wastewater treatment

• Powdered activated carbon - ideal for handling certain trace levels of synthetic chemicals

• Extruded activated carbon - for dechlorination and chemical removal

How does refrigerator water filter work?

Refrigerator filters work by utilizing a chemical reaction between activated carbon and chlorine in the water. Activated carbon acts like a sponge to absorb chemicals and pollutants in water; it also neutralizes chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. You might think your refrigerator filter successfully removes all the bad stuff, but I hate to tell you - it isn't. Some are designed for filtering, while most are not. Filtration means that media larger than this size cannot pass. This filter can only remove larger deposits and debris unless it is 5-micron certified. Its main role is a chemical reaction between carbon and chlorine, neutralizing chlorine.

The carbon filter acts as a parking lot, with holes for the parking space to hold contaminants as water flows through. Tiny pores are measured in microns. The smaller the micron, the finer the filtration. Low flow rates and pressures allow more time for contaminants to stay or stick to the carbon. The longer the water is in contact with the carbon filter surface, the higher the filtration efficiency.

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