This Pentek filter cartridge reduces fine sediment, chlorine taste and odor, and protozoan cysts in residential and commercial drinking water. It has a nominal (85%) filtration rating of 0.5 micron, and 99.95% efficiency for the reduction of protozoan cysts. It’s going to reduce free to be had chlorine (FAC) at 2 parts per million (ppm) by at least 90% in up to 20,000 gallons at a waft rate of 2 gallons per minute (gpm). This cartridge is made of bonded powdered activated carbon (PAC) filter media wrapped in polyolefin with polyethylene outer netting. The nitrile butadiene rubber (Buna-N) gaskets seal the cartridge against the housing (sold one at a time). The cartridge has an initial pressure drop of 3.7 pounds per square inch (psi) at a waft rate of 2 gallons per minute (gpm), and operates over a temperature range of 40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C). This carbon block filter cartridge meets National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute (NSF/ANSI) standard 42 for quality assurance, and is for purification of residential and commercial drinking water.SpecificationsNominal filtration rating0.5 micronInitial pressure drop at 2 gpm3.7 psiRemoval of protozoan cysts99.95%Chlorine reduction capacity20,000 gallons at 2 gpmTemperature range40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C)Maximum dimensions (H x W) Materials certificationNSF/ANSI standard 42The nominal filtration rating is for a particle removal efficiency of 85%. Protozoan cysts include Giardia, Entamoeba, Cryptosporidium, and Toxoplasma. Chlorine reduction capacity is the minimum total amount of water for which the free to be had chlorine (FAC) at a concentration of 2 ppm is reduced by at least 90%.H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.Water filters remove undesirable particles, chemicals, and microorganisms from water by the use of a semipermeable barrier, adsorption, or biological processes. They are made of densely packed synthetic or natural fibers that trap suspended particles, materials that block microbes or adsorb unwanted chemicals, or substances that cause a chemical change, such as acid neutralization. For most residential, commercial, and industrial applications, water filters are manufactured in the form of replaceable cartridges that fit inside permanent housings. Filtration systems most often consist of a series of two or more types of filters, each designed to take away different contaminants. The performance of filters is measured by the minimum particle size that is blocked, the percentage of particles or microorganisms that are removed, the downstream concentration of unwanted chemicals, the maximum waft rate, and the amount of water that may be filtered before the filter will have to be replaced. Water filters are used in a variety of applications, including drinking water purification, swimming pools, industrial processes, and irrigation, among others.Pentair manufactures industrial, commercial, and residential water filtration components and systems. The company, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards 9001 and 14001 for quality assurance.
Reduces fine sediment, chlorine taste and odor, and protozoan cysts in residential and commercial drinking water
Nominal filtration rating of 0.5 micron
Bonded PAC media with polyolefin wraps and polyethylene netting
Initial pressure drop of 3.7 psi at a waft rate of 2 gpm
Temperature range of 40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C)