“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.”
Benjamin Franklin
     
  Water is a chemical substance with the chemical formula H2O. Its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at ambient conditions, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state, water vapor or steam.  
   
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Activated Carbon filter

Activated carbon is one of the most widely used Medias for water treatment around the world. Activated carbon is used as a scavenging media to remove chlorine, trihalomethanes, pesticides, detergents and hydrocarbons. Chlorine is an oxidizing agent that is used widely as a disinfectant in drinking water and trihalomethanes are by-products of chlorine and chloramines. These chemicals negatively affect water taste and are therefore commonly removed in drinking water and by restaurants, bottling plants and food processing businesses.

Activated Carbon Filtration is an established technology that works through absorption of the problematic compounds, primarily to remove taste and odor but systems will also remove some harmful contaminants. Activated carbon is a highly porous material with a very large surface area. Chemical pollutants are attracted to and held by the AC’s surface. These water filters are best suited for the removal of organic compounds.

Activated Carbon filter effectively remove chlorine, trihalomethanes, chemical pollutants and associated tastes and odours from the water supply to the home. It also reduce colour and turbidity, resulting in sparkling fresh, great tasting water .Carbon filters have deep beds of activated carbon which is manufactured from a variety of organic substances such as coal, coconut and lignate through which the water flows.

Activated carbon is carbon that has been heated to very high temperatures in the absence of oxygen to form millions of microscopic holes. The vastly increased surface area that results from the activation process substantially improves the chemicals removal efficiency of the carbon and increases filter life.

Filters require backwashing to flush accumulated sediment and pollutants to drain. Backwashing will keep the carbon bed clean and ensure that the filter continues to operate to its optimum efficiency.

Activated carbon is carbon which has a slight electro-positive charge added to it, making it even more attractive to chemicals and impurities. As the water passes over the positively charged carbon surface, the negative ions of the contaminants are drawn to the surface of the carbon granules.
Xtreme Jacobi carbon represents the best quality carbon which gives excellent performance for a wide variety of applications of water and waste water treatment.