CARBON MEDIA

For those who desire to mix and fill their own filters

Mix your own carbon media and get that perfect combination that fits your needs. 

Coconut Activated Carbon:

Comes from high quality coconut and is more environmentally friendly or green.  The coconut tree produces coconuts three times a year and the tree is not killed to harvest the coconut shells; therefore they are a renewable resource.  The coconut shell activated carbon has a higher micropore volume but less mesopores and macropores which means, it has a much higher capacity to absorb small molecules such as volatile organic chemicals (VOC).

 
 

Purafil / Coconut Carbon Mix:

We recommend our "PC" mixture when dealing with aggressive chemicals/gases, like formaldehyde in homes or polyvinyl chlorides in automobiles. Some common Contaminants removed by this mixture are hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, nitric acid, formaldehyde, acetic acid, alcohols and VOC's like Benzene chlorine, ozone, toluene, phenol, methyl alcohol and tobacco smoke. Please note that this is not a complete list

 

Bituminous Activated Carbon:

Bituminous carbon is a coal based carbon. It is black or dark brown, often with well-defined bands of bright and dull material. It has a lower micropore volume level but the mesopores and macropores are higher which means it has a wider range to absorb molecules from small to medium making the life of the carbon shorter. It is also used by our customers who may have a sensitivity to Coconut shell carbon.

 

Purafil :

Purafil is made from potassium permanganate. It works in a different manner than carbon. Harmful contaminant gases such as Formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide are actually oxidized and are trapped within the pellet. This Product is generally not used as a sole media.