What is a Water Filtration System?
Although most sources of drinking water are generally safe, the use of a filter system helps remove many organic compounds that may give rise to illness. Unfiltered water may also contain heavy metals, low levels of pharmaceuticals, fecal matter and other potentially dangerous pathogens.
How does it work?
Carbon water filter, along with other forms of filtration work by passing regular tap water over a large surface area of activated carbon. One teaspoon of activated carbon has a surface area larger than a football field, allowing a small amount of carbon to efficiently filter large quantities of water. When water passes over the active carbon, any chemicals or contaminates in the water are bonded at a molecular level to the carbon effectively removing them from the water.