DetailsCatalytic carbon is a specially processed filter medium designed to greatly enhance carbon's natural ability to promote chemical changes in contaminants. Standard filter carbon reduces contaminants in two ways. It “adsorbs” chemicals by trapping and holding them, and to a smaller degree, it “chemisorbs” contaminants by changing them to something harmless. Chlorine, for example, can be “catalyzed” to harmless chloride.Catalytic carbon retains conventional carbon's ability to adsorb contaminants but it also possesses greatly enhanced capacity to catalyze, to promote beneficial chemical reactions. It is by catalytic action that chloramine is reduced.
Damaging Effects of Chlorinated Water
The main function of carbon filters is to remove the bad taste and smell from the drinking water. Carbon filters do not require a lot of maintenance, and with proper sediment filter changes and media changes, can provide the best tasting water. With improved taste, the filters also remove odor providing you with fresh tasting drinking water. They provide an excellent value for your money and definitely a better choice then bottled water.
If you've ever cooked pasta in filtered water or made coffee or tea using filtered water you can definitely tell the difference. Chlorine is a chemical that is adsorbed into your foods and make your sauces and hot drinks taste foul. All of the top restaurants, chefs and even coffee houses use filtered water now so they can produce a quality product every time.
Just like swimming in a chlorinated pool, showering in chlorinated water affects your skin and hair. Over time the chlorine will dry out your hair, requiring the use of conditioners for your hair and for those with chemically treated hair (colored) you may also bleach out your color. Your skin is an organ whose pores soak up chlorine when showering and vapors from steam. Because your skin does this, it can leave your skin itchy and uncomfortable.
Whole House Water Filtration
This unit includes the following:
10"x 54" FRP Mineral Tank (Black, blue or natural ~ Varies)
Manual Backwash Valve
Catalytic Carbon 1.5 CU FT
Good Economical Whole House Catalytic Carbon Water Filter System.
How they work: The Manual valve. It has very few moving parts and easy to use. When you need to backwash a filter, you put it into the backwash cycle for 10 minutes, followed by a rinse for 3 minutes and then back to the service mode. That is all there is to it. Once a week schedule for backwashing is generally sufficient. For a more economical product and ease of use, we recommend you get this rather than opting for unit that does not backwash, read the section on the benefits of backwashing.
Benefits and Importance of a Backwash Cycle:
As the filter operates in service mode, it accumulates particles in the filter bed. Also since water's nature is to follow the path of least resistance, after time it begins to create channels through the medium. As channels or holes in the media bed form, water begins to flow around rather than through the medium. This process is called "channeling" and it reduces the effectiveness of the filter considerably.
The backwash is accomplished by sending the water down the riser tube from which it enters the filter tank at the bottom. The force of the water is such that it actually lifts the media bed, swirling and tossing the granular medium. The water leaves the filter's drain line. Particles that were in the bed are washed to drain.
The backwash is an intense rinsing and tossing of the medium that lasts for several minutes. In a standard residential filter, a typical backwash lasts about ten minutes.
After the backwash, initiate a rinse of the bed during which water flows downward through the medium, up through the distribution tube and out the drain. The purpose of this rinse is to rinse and settle the bed an prepare it for return to service mode. A regular backwash schedule maintains the efficiency of the filter, as well as providing cleaner water.
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Model Number WHMJ948 UPC 708549358308 Brand Premier Water Systems Item Number 0 Shipping Length 10 Shipping Width 10 Shipping Height 54 Shipping Weight 50