Activated Carbon Filter

Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a bed of activated carbon to remove the most toxic organic compounds in water like pesticides and heavy metal organic compounds. So passing water through an activated carbon water filter purifier improves the taste of drinking water and also makes water safe to drink. Activated carbon also removes colour and smells in water and makes cloudy water clear by removing color causing compounds in the water. So activated carbon is a very efficient purifier of water and is widely used in water filter purifiers.

Each particle/granule of carbon provides a large surface area/pore structure, allowing contaminants the maximum possible exposure to the active sites within the filter media. One pound (450 g) of activated carbon contains a surface area of approximately 100 acres (40 Hectares).

Activated carbon works via a process called adsorption, whereby pollutant molecules in the fluid to be treated are trapped inside the pore structure of the carbon substrate.

Typical particle size that can be removed by carbon filters range from 0.5 to 50 micrometres. The particle size will be used as part of the filter description. The efficacy of a carbon filter is also based upon the flow rate regulation. When the water is allowed to flow through the filter at a slower rate, the contaminants are exposed to the filter media for a longer amount of time.

There are many different types of Activated Carbon depending on the raw material from which it is made. Each type of activated carbon has its advantages in certain applications, like Coconut Shell Activated Carbon is the best type of Activated Carbon for water filter purifiers.

Active charcoal carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odour from water, but they are not effective at removing minerals, salts, and dissolved inorganic compounds. So, we should to put Multigrade Filter before Activated Carbon Filter.

Saara Corporation offers a wide range of Activated Carbon Filters for various applications to meet specific process requirements.


Activated Carbon Filter is comprises of MS /SS / FRP Pressure Vessel, Frontal piping wok with manual / Automatic multi-port valve butterfly valve / conventional valves for easy operation and control. Available from 1,000 Litres per hour to 5,00,000 Litres per hour.


Activated carbon is used in a broad range of applications for both industrial and residential uses that include drinking water purification, ground and municipal water treatment, power plant and landfill gas emissions, and precious metal recovery. Air purification solutions include VOC removal and odour control.

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