Sediment water filters are designed to remove rust particles, sand, silt, scale particles, fine, coarse, extra-fine, loose scale, clay or organic material from water or other suspended materials. Pathogenic bacteria can hide within these materials or make the pathogens hard to remove. Sediment water filters can be used as pre-filters in combination KDF85/GAC Filter.
Why use KDF Process Media?
The marketplace is filled with good water filtration/purification systems and technologies (We should know - many of those manufacturers are some of our best customers.)
So why consider using KDF Process Media? We can give you two good reasons (See "Benefits of KDF Process Media" below). One: Because KDF Process Media enhance the performance, extend the life, reduce the maintenance and lower the total cost of many available carbon-based systems. Two: KDF Process Media help control microorganisms by creating an environment that's deadly to some microorganisms and that interferes with the ability of many other microorganisms to function. Either way, the use of KDF Process Media results in the total elimination of some contaminants and a great reduction of a wide variety of others.
Where are KDF Process Media used?
KDF Process Media are used in a variety of pretreatment, primary treatment, and industrial applications. They are generally used in place of, or in conjunction with, granular activated carbon filters, even carbon block or inline filters. KDF Process Media extend the life of granular activated carbon (GAC) while protecting the carbon bed against fouling by bacterial growth.
Our water filter media are also used to replace silver-impregnated systems. Silver is toxic, KDF Process Media are not. Silver must be registered with the EPA as a toxic pesticide, KDF Process Media do not. By the way, silver is more expensive than KDF Process Media.
What about KDF Process Media and RO, DI and IX systems?
Reverse Osmosis (RO), Deionization (DI) and Ion Exchange (IX) systems benefit from the use of KDF Process Media because our Media allow these systems to tend to their strengths. Our Media protect RO systems from chlorine degradation and bacterial contamination, extending the life of the systems' membranes. KDF Process Media protect expensive IX systems from becoming fouled with chlorine, algae, fungi and bacteria. Less fouling, longer life and reduced maintenance, all combine for lower costs.
The life of filter depends on the contamination levels and amount of water consumed daily. The normal filter life for typical non commercial application is about 20,0000 gallons. For good results and longer filter life sediment filter is included.