Carbon Filter

Last Updated: September 22, 2017

Definition - What does Carbon Filter mean?

Carbon filter refers to a method of filtration that uses activated carbon to filter out the impurities of water or air. Carbon filters use a process where the pollutants adhere to the carbon particles as the water or air passes through it.

Carbon filters are useful for purifying water and purifying the air of contaminants, but they are also exceptionally useful in removing offending odors from and around indoor gardens.

MaximumYield explains Carbon Filter

Carbon filtration has been around for hundreds of years and is one of the most common types of water purification systems available.

Whether it's for air or water purification, a carbon filter consists of a lightweight canister that is filled with charcoal or carbon that removes solids and toxins as the water or air moves through it.

Carbon filters are handy for gardeners because thy remove chlorine, organic compounds, sediments, and even taste and odor from water, but do not remove the minerals that are valuable to plants. For this reason, carbon filters are common for use in homes, aquariums, garden ponds, and wastewater treatment.

When used for air purification, they are simply installed up high in the room's ventilation system, or they can operate as stand-alone units if that is more convenient.

Carbon filtration is also commonly used to remove undesirable water additives or toxins from a hydroponic nutrient solution. Due to their shape, sometimes carbon filters are referred to as can filters, which also happens to be a brand name for a company who manufacturers such equipment.

Carbon filters are also used in other types of filtration such as gas masks, some air conditioners, and in odor-proof baggage/luggage.

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