Carbon Block Water Filter
Suitable for Everyday Use

A carbon block water filter is one of the best water filter to use in your water filter system.

Carbon Block Filters are very effective at what they do: removing chlorine, toxics, pesticides, THM's, bad tastes and odours.

So what is a carbon block filter?

It is a combination of a carbon filter with a solid block/brick of material that will selectively filter out particles from water when forced through it.

Most carbon block filters have a 2 to 5 stage filtration process that allows the water to be properly filtered.

The major difference between a carbon filter and a carbon block filter lies in the brick material (the block) . The density of the brick determines how finely the water is cleaned.

Carbon block filters are usually more expensive than your regular carbon filters. The difference in price may vary from a few dollars to several hundreds of dollars.

The carbon block water filter systems may be more expensive than a regular carbon filter; however, the price for the filter cartridge is basically the same.

One brand that is known for offering a variety of carbon block filters is Multipure.

Consumers love carbon block filters because they retain important minerals such as calcium and magnesium. They pass through the carbon block because it has no effect on the carbon.

In addition, lead is filtered out of the water because of the pore size of the block.

Advantages of Carbon Block filter

  • A carbon block filter removes more contaminants than your regular carbon filter. When water passes through the carbon block, the speed is reduced and the water makes more contact with the solid block.

    This allows for the removal of more contaminants than a regular carbon filter. In addition to removing chlorine and pesticides, THM's and toxics are removed.

  • The filter cartridges will last from 7 to 12 months. When it’s time to change the filter, there is no need to call a professional. Most filters require little or no experience and installation takes only a few minutes.
  • No bacteria Growth. When water passes through the carbon block, bacteria are strained out and are left on the outside of the solid carbon block. There is no oxygen present and the small pores of the carbon block prevents bacteria from growing. As a result, no bacteria comes out in your clean water.
  • No electricity is needed. This type of filter system works by water pressure. In fact, some units can operate by hand pumping pressure.
  • Mechanically strains algae, asbestos, bacteria, cryptosporidia, dirt, rust and more from your water. This results in clean and pure water for consumption.

Disadvantages Of Carbon Block Water Filters

  • It is not as effective in removing all chemical pollutants such as nitrates and sulphides.
  • Whereas the filter cartridges are reasonably priced, the water filter systems are not. They might cost a few hundred dollars but the investment is well worth it.

Brief Review Of A Few Carbon Block Water Filters

Carbon Block Water Filter Cartridge Coconut Shell Activated Carbon

Weighing roughly 6 pounds, this carbon block water filter is made with high purity coconut shell activated carbon.

It is very effective at removing chlorine and dirt from your water and last up to 6,000 gallons.

Perfect for under counter water filter systems and reverse osmosis water systems.

This carbon block filter system can be used for multiple settings such as at home, in a restaurant or at the office.

Multi-Pure MPCT Stainless Steel Countertop Water Filter

This is one of the most popular carbon block water filter systems on the market. The Multipure countertop water filter system will filter your water and having it tasting better than your best bottled water.

It can comfortably fit right next to your faucet without taking up a lot of your space. It connects to your existing faucet with a hose and diverter valve, providing you with easy access to fresh, clean drinking water at the touch of a button.

The filter housing is constructed of durable stainless steel and the system is tested to meet stringent NSF-ANSI certification standards.

A disadvantage of the Multipure counter top water filter system is that it cost $299. Some persons may find this price expensive when is compared to other systems on the market. In fact, the price tag for this system can buy two countertop water filter systems that can remove more impurities.

Watts 202000 10-Inch 5-Micron for Multi-Cartridge Whole House Water Filter with Solid Block Activated Carbon

Watts 5 micron whole house water filter uses a thick wall carbon block cartridges. It can effectively remove chlorine, rust particles and sediment.

Economical, thick wall carbon blocks cartridges for long life and increased chlorine taste and odor reduction. All cartridges are manufactured using a special method that yields a cartridge with a nominal 5 micron filtration rating.

With this filter system chlorine, bad taste and bad odour is greatly reduced.

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