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How Does a Carbon Filter Work?

posted: Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The activated carbon material that is inside a tank or filter housing works like a sponge, attracting and holding contaminants as water passes through it.  Carbon is very porous and has an unusually high surface area for contaminant removal.  A teaspoon of activated carbon has the total surface area equal to a football field. This […] more