Water Filter Cartridge
What is Water Filter Cartridge
Water filter cartridges are the central part of the water purification system which controls the type of water that the system will produce. The water purification unit houses this cartridge and connects the water filter cartridges with each other.
A water filter cartridge is central to the smooth operation of the water purification system. It is that part of the system where the purification actually takes place. Thus, it is important to understand how this works in order to determine the effectiveness of the filter you would choose to use. Although there is no perfect water filter which can totally remove all the contaminants in your water, a combination of several types of water filter cartridges may be able to come up only short with this.
One type of water filter cartridge is the sediment PP cartridge. It has the ability to remove fine particle such as sand, mud, asbestos, silt, and turbidity from the water. Because of this, these products are normally rated based on the type and size of the particles they can remove. The smaller the micron (a thousandth of a millimeter), the smaller the size of the particle it can filter out.
Sediment water filter cartridges are normally made up of pleated polyesters, cellulose fibers or other porous ceramic materials. These materials are very cheap compared to the materials used with other cartridges and it is where sediment PP cartridges got its other name of low-cost infiltration cartridges. Usually, care for these cartridges involves washing them often.
Another type of water filter cartridge is the carbon cartridges. They are generally composed of activated carbon or carbon fiber block which are used to de-chlorinate water and remove lead, herbicides/pesticides, radon and toluene in the water. Compared to the sediment PP cartridges, carbon cartridges remove finer particles and helps clarify the water and removes the accumulated taste in it. Unfortunately, there is no way to clean this type of cartridges. Thus, replacement is the only option but it can last longer than sediment ones.
Carbon cartridges are also generally more expensive than sediment water filter cartridges. However, they are tried and tested to be more effective in water purification. This is because of the more porous materials used on them and the more recent technology they use.
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