Fleck 5600 1.0 cubic foot Auto-Backwashing Carbon Filter
Activated carbon is most often used for the removal of the undesirable taste present in many chlorinated water supplies. This taste is the result of the formation of chlorophenols, often present in raw waters which contained phenols and were subsequently treated with chlorine. All public wells in the US are treated with chlorine. These phenols are usually the product of industrial wastes. Even as little as 0.1 parts-per-million (ppm or mg/L) of chlorophenols can result in an undesirable taste.
Activated carbon is also used on private wells that inject or add chlorine to the well's output to remove iron, bacteria and more. Because of the limited contact time with the water on a private well, the chlorine dose is usually much higher than it is on a municipal water supply. Therefore a carbon filter is required to prevent the higher doses of chlorine from being ingested.
Another very popular use for activated carbon is for the removal of sodium from water treated for hardness. Ion exchange water softeners use sodium chloride to remove hardness ion from the water leaving trace amounts of sodium ions in the water. Activated carbon will remove the sodium for people on low sodium diets and makes the water taste great.
Activated carbon requires only periodic backwashing to eliminate accumulated suspended matter and to re-grade the filter bed. Activated carbon has an extremely high capacity but must be replaced when the filter bed loses the capacity for removal of taste and odor. Activated carbon may be used in either domestic or industrial applications using pressurized filter vessels.
Big Blue Heavy Duty Filter Housings offer the versatility to meet all of your large-capacity filtration needs, including high-flow and heavy-sediment applications. The extra large housing allows for greater cartridge capacity, reducing the number of vessels required for high flow-rate applications. Sumps are available in both 10" and 20" lengths.
The High-Flow Polypropylene (HFPP) cap is available with 3/4", 1" or 1-1/2" NPT inlet and outlet ports. The 1-1/2" internal port allows a greater volume of liquid to pass through the HFPP cap more rapidly.
Big Blue Housings are compatible with a broad range of chemicals and are available with or without a pressure relief button. They accept a wide variety of 4-1/2" diameter cartridges.
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