Carbon Filters have many benefits for water and other liquids and gases but there are several different carbon grades and good and bad filter types. KX Industries is regarded as the highest grade of Carbon and KX Industries was purchased by Graver Technologies / Marmon group in 2007. Graver Technologies is represented exclusively for the UK and Ireland by CFS so if you want the best but don't want to pay the most the choice is simple, call us now and cut your carbon costs.
Uses of Carbon
1 Remove chlorine
2 Remove taste
3 Remove odour
4 Remove heavy metals.
With KX Carbon block filter the carbon block also is manufactured of such an accurate pore structure that certain filter grades can be used for Cryptosporidium removal.
The perils of Granular carbon filters and why we recommend Carbon Block
Granular carbon filters are by their design made from granular carbon. This means several things.
1 Granular carbon means that the carbon is not solid and as such the carbon can move within the canister it is enclosed. This generates carbon dust which can get flushed down stream into the treated tank or the carbon carries over to the next filtration stage risking blockage of that filter.
2 As the carbon settles in the canister in "transit", or after filling, the carbon can generate a section of just air or space at the top. If the filter flow is in a radial direction it means liquid or gas can flow through untreated, making it pointless having the filter at all. If the filter has a longitudinal flow then movement of the carbon at the top is likely.
3 Granular carbon can "Fluidise" meaning there is no guaranteed contact time with the carbon and the liquid, another problem not present with KX Industries carbon block filters.
Carbon Filters a true breakthrough
If you need Carbon filters CFS is probably the best option to support your needs, but as with every good product we would not be doing our job properly if we did not make you aware of the downside of any carbon filter.
If you are using a carbon filter to remove chlorine, after that carbon filter there is nothing in the water to stop microbial growth. Hence, water should not be stored but kept moving, and microbial filtration should be considered at point of use.
If you have a new application for Carbon filters please let CFS assist your requirements and size your system to ensure the flow rate is right and the filter housing optomised.
If you already buy carbon filters, possibly manufactured by Amatek or another carbon filter manufacturer, look at CFS for savings and the assurance of quality you and your company deserve
Do you know exacly how strong a carbon filter is?
A Matrix Carbon filter has a collapse pressure of over 14 bar (200 psi) and a maximum differential recommended of over 7 bar. The Ceamikx has a max. of 9 bar. This is far higher than any other known carbon filter of this type.
Known as the "Workhorse" the CT/02 is NSF approved and offers:
The Matrikx CT0/2 filters are the most widely used carbon block device not just in the UK but in the world and provides previously unattainable performance for the lowest price. This filter should make all granular activated carbon filters redundant as this generally outperforms them for a competitive price.
The CT/2 is an efficient 5 micron nominal filter which simultaneously removes chlorine, odour and organic chemicals.
The manufacturing process produces a matrix of pores which means that the process liquid has a vastly increases contact efficiency with the carbon. In essence your water or liquid will be in contact with the carbon this can not be avoided again a potential weakness with Granular carbon.
This filter has to be the choice of 90% of Carbon filter users! The remaining 10% will want another KX Matrix filter from the range.
The "Premier performer" in Carbon Filters offering the following benefits:
Heavy Metal Reduction
The Matrikx Pb1 filter reduces soluble lead using an Ion exchange filter medium specifically designed for this purpose. The accurate matrix of the carbon is also designed to intercept insoluble lead. This filter meets and exceeds the performance requirements of NSF / ANSI Standard 53 protocol over 2500 gallons at a flow of 0.75 gallons per minute.
The Matrkx Pb1 offers very high levels of chemical reduction in potable drinking water, including chlorine taste and odour.
Particulate, Cyst and Turbidity reduction
Martrikx Pb1 filters meet the NSF / ANSI Standard 53 for turbidity and Cyst reduction, including Cryptosporidium , Entamoeba and Toxoplasma.
Graded density filtration combined with high dirt capacity activated carbon provides several times the life of molded filters.
This filter is ideal when large volumes of Chlorine are present and Cryptosporidium protection is also required. Benefits include:
The CR1 is the most effective filter available for combined reduction of cysts and the control of large concentrations of Chlorine taste and odour. This filter is manufactured using a patented solid state extrusion process making this filter unique and not available from any other source. The CR1 meets and exceeds the NSF / ANSI Standard 53 for Turbidity, Cyst reduction and reduction of Entamoeba and Toxoplasma.
This filter will deliver a 99% reduction of Chlorine taste and odour @ 2.5 gallons per minute for 10,000 gallons.
This filter is known as the "odour Guzzler"
The Matrikx 1 provides comprehensive control of chlorine, taste and odour. It also offers 0.6 micron nominal filtration and via its extended life offers extended fine via its specific sediment and silt control structure. High VOC removal is an important characteristic of this filter. What is VOC I hear you ask. VOC is Volatile Organic Compounds which include Ketones, Aldehyde's and Light Hydrocarbons. This filter is ideal for both residential and commercial water purification systems, industrial effluent water treatment and the treatment of water for food services, industrial make up, product rinse and pre and post RO treatment where as close to absolute removal of chlorine and taste is required.
The Matrikx 5 filter is designed to give a "sweeter taste" to water.
The Matrikx 5 is made from Coconut shell carbon which creates what many believe is a sweeter taste in the water filtered. The unique pore structure is well suited for chemical adsorption including VOC''s (Volatile Organic Compounds). This unit also reduces Total Oxadisable Carbon (TOC).
The life of the Matrikx 5 is greatly extended by an outer layer of pre filtration media meaning this filter will work in most applications without a pre filter. Ideally suited for residential and food applications
The KX Industries Ceramikx offers All carbon sub micronic performance and :
The CERAMIKX filter combines the fine particulate reduction of a traditional ceramic filter with the chlorine taste and odour reduction of and activated carbon filter. This filter meets the requirements of NSF / ANSI Standard 53 for turbidity reduction and particulate removal and the control of cysts including Cryptospridium and Giardia.
This unit is offered in two fully cleanable models, the SC with a BS screw thread and the ST with conventional end caps.
The Plekx 10 is a spiral wound Activated carbon Water filter. It offers:
This filter is ideal for chlorine, taste and odour reduction at the lowest cost available.