Whole year filtration - Removes Volatile Organic Compounds
12 x carbon sachets. Once wet, use one filter per month. Suitable for use with any distiller brand.
History & Use of Activated Carbon in Water Filtration
Activated carbon has been used to treat water for more than 2000 years. It was produced commercially in Holland at the beginning of the 20th century and used to de-colorize sugar and distilled spirits. From 1930 it was used for water treatment to remove taste and odour. As a consequence of ww1, granulated activated carbon (gac) was developed for gas masks, and subsequently used for solvent recovery and air purification.
The unique thermal activation process used in manufacturing activated carbon produces an very large surface area, E.g., 1 gram = > 1000 m².
The carbon surface is non-polar which results in an affinity for non-polar adsorbates such as volatile organic contaminates that can remain in the water after the distillation phase. Adsorption is a surface phenomenon in which adsorbates are attracted to and held onto the pore surface of the carbon by Van der Waal’s forces.