Why is Carbon So Essential for Water Purifiers?
What’s your first thought when you hear the word ‘carbon’?
Charcoal? Pencil lead? Graphite? Or even diamonds, peharps?
But do you know that carbon is also found in water filters?
Because of its ability to attract water contaminants, carbon has been used for hundreds of years to purtify water. That’s why carbon is considered one of the oldest and trusted means of water purification that ever existed. But with advances in technology, the water filter industry took things to another level and now use activated carbon instead of normal carbon in water filters.
What is activated carbon?
Activated carbon is a form of charcoal that undergoes either a chemical or natural process to make it extremely absorbent and that has a very large surface area to absorb contaminants and impurities. Because it’s micro-porous, one gramme of activated carbon has a filtration surface of approximately one football field. With this characteristic, when water runs through activated carbon, certain chemicals become attached, making water purified to a certain degree since the carbon filters remove chlorine, sediment, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from water effectively.
Did you know HomePure is equipped with an activated carbon block filter containing 500 grammes of activated carbon that is equivalent to a surface of 500 football fields, now you can be assured that the water purified by HomePure is absolutely clean. Plus, what makes HomePure even more special is that within this handy water purifier there is a 7-Stage Filtration System that purifies the water you drink like no other water filter.
Want to know what the 7-Stage Filtration System is? Read on!
1. Sediment pre-filter
Made of PE net and two-layered, non-woven fabric material, the pre-filter effectively filters suspended solids such as rust residues, mud, and sand larger than 5 µm (5/1000 mm).
Function: Removes rust and sediments larger than 5 micron
2. Activated carbon block filter
The HomePure carbon block filter with developed technology provides greater chemical absorption and mechanical filtration. The HomePure carbon block also comprises a larger filter surface area, which is more efficient than a Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) filter, thus providing better absorption of contaminants.
Function: Removes chlorine, bad taste and odour, THMs (Trihalomethane, ≤ 0.1mg/L), VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals (Mercury, Lead, Iron, Aluminium, Chromium, Copper)
3. Activated carbon ceramic balls
The activated carbon ceramic balls are made as special coating balls at a low-temperature process under very technical and delicate methods to keep all the benefits functioning inside. The balls are responsible for improving the taste of your water, promoting excellent absorption, and deodorisation.
Function: Remove chlorine, bad taste and odour, THMs, VOCs, and prevent the growth of filtered bacteria inside the filter
4. Pi-water ceramic from Japan
The Pi-water ceramic neutralises the adverse effects of active oxygen, preventing the action of hazardous ions, and controlling the oxidation reduction reaction.
Function: Suppresses oxidation and disintegration
5. Tourmaline ceramic balls
The tourmaline ceramic balls reduce water clustering and have antibacterial and deodorising qualities to better purify water. These help give water a good taste and are a good source of mineral microelements that are beneficial for wellness.
Function: Reduce water clustering; antibacterial; deodorise; ionise and alkalise water
6. Ultrafiltration hollow fibre membrane
As the size of the smallest bacteria is 0.2 to 0.3 micron (a hair size is around 70-140 micron), the HomePure Ultrafiltration (UF) membrane ensures elimination of bacteria due to its hollow fibre membrane having a pore size ranging from 0.01 to 0.1 micron. Microscopic impurities are likewise filtered out. However, the UF membrane allows the passing through of beneficial water minerals.
Function: Removes bacteria and microscopic impurities
7. Antibacterial Silver-lite stone
Made of inorganic compound materials, the antibacterial Silver-lite stone is effective in preventing bacteria and algae growth due to its Silver ions (Ag+) that move throughout the filter. Hence, the remaining water in the filter does not become contaminated and bacteria is prevented from re-entering the filter.
Function: Antibacterial; cleans water; prevents algae growth
If you want clean, healthy and safe water for your family, HomePure is definitely the best choice. Check out HomePure in your eStore now!