Water filters come with a substance that either modifies, absorbs or traps the contaminants that found in water. This substance is known as media or medium. There are several filter media types to trap pollutant with an ultrafine web or sieve. Remember, the media acts like tea strainers to trap maximum particles that are harmful to your health.

Some other water filters use an absorption system to filter microscopic pores. This system can attract harmful particles similar to a magnet.

Your countertop water filter is probably something you use on a daily basis, and it is important to understand how your filter works to provide healthy and safe water.

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Select the Right Cartridge for Your Water Filter System

Pay attention to the quality of water filter cartridges. If you are noticing a water quality issue, you have to look for water filter cartridge. Before buying a new cartridge, you have to determine the right type. Moreover, focus on the flow rate and size of the cartridge to manage this job.

After identifying the quality issues, you can determine the type of water filter cartridge to solve the issue. Sediment is suitable to scale, rust, sand, dirt and silt particles. The pleated polyester cartridge is great for different applications, such as industrial, commercial and residential. It is easy to clean this cartridge and reuse in several micron ratings and applications.

Spun Polypropylene Standard Depth Cartridge

It is suitable for different applications, such as potable water mechanisms, beverage and food, industrial, home reverse osmosis and commercial system. If you want to remove fine sediment through coarse sediment at ambient temperature, you will need string wound polypropylene cartridge.

Moreover spun polypropylene is great for alkalis, concentrated acids, oils, water, oxidizing agents, gases and corrosive fluids. Low-temperature uses may be incinerated for convenient disposal. Standard depth carbon cartridges are suitable to remove unpleasant odor and taste, chlorine taste, particles and fine sediment.

Activated Carbon Filters

These filters are effective to remove pollutants responsible for creating unpleasant color, taste and odor in water. The fast-acting and efficient filters can reduce or eliminate the levels of pesticides, chlorine by-products, herbicides, and several other industrial and organic chemicals. 

It is made from different organic materials, including lignite, wood, coconut and coal. These may be activated after their exposure to a high temperature without oxygen. The result may be a substance with microscopic pores and a huge surface area. Activated carbon (1/2 kg) offers over 50 hectares of the surface to absorb or cling on small organic molecules.

General, two types of carbons are used, such as block and granular. Carbon granules are similar to coarse sand or fine powder compressed in solid masses. Remember, carbon filters may be 5 microns or more. A filter with 5-micron carbon can properly disinfect water. By using a block of carbon, you can improve water taste.

These filters are known as polishing filters. Make sure to keep them free from heavy impurities and sediment. A cheap sediment filter is known as a pre filter, and you have to install it before a carbon unit to increase the life of carbon cartridge. You have to check the expiry date of each filter mentioned by the manufacturer. In this way,  you can change it on time.