Charcoal Water Filters

Charcoal Water Filters

How Drinking Water is Purified Using Charcoal in Water Filters

The use of charcoal has once been as simple as making fire and coals to cook over. With advancements in research and technology, humans found new ways to use charcoal in water filtration. One of which is activated charcoal which is used in most water filters and water purifiers worldwide.

What is activated charcoal?
The charcoal you see in water filters are activated charcoal or also called as activated carbon. Activated carbon is treated with oxygen, containing carbon atoms in its porous surfaces. It is made by heating wood to 1000 degrees Celsius.

What does activated charcoal do to your water?
Activated charcoal can remove unwanted substances in your drinking water. One of which is chloride, usually added in tap & faucet water to kill microorganisms. Sediments, other volatile organic compounds or carbon-based impurities, as well as bad taste and smell are also filtered with just a piece of activated charcoal. Try one of our activated carbon water filters.

How does it purify water?
The chemical process of adsorption takes place as activated charcoal reacts with water. Activated charcoal is able to remove chloride in water as its ions become attracted and eventually bonds with the carbon atoms in the charcoal. Try one of our activated carbon water filter.

What is in a water filter?
The process of water system filtration becomes more advanced as more and more substances are used to purify water. Most water purifiers are likely to have activated charcoal, but additional filtration substances may vary. Layers of these filters are used to ensure that water is well-purified and safe for drinking. The premium quality water filtration system supplied from Awesome Water Filters has 8 stages with different purifiers in each level, providing premium quality pure filtered water.

Activated carbon water filters

Primary Filter felt pads – Stage 1
Large particles and sediments are trapped in these filter pads that sit in the white dome in the top of our bottle set. It also removes rust and prevents propagation of bacteria that might be present in the water.

KDF, high purity copper zinc formulation – Stage 2
Chemicals such as chlorine, pesticides, organic matter, heavy metals, iron, lead, nickel, mercury and arsenic are removed through a process called redox where their oxidation states are changed in order to be effectively filtered.

Activated Carbon – Stage 3
One of the main purifiers found in most water filters.

Mineralised Balls – Stage 4
Mineral Ceramic Balls – Stage 5
These add healthy minerals to your filtered water, such as iron, zinc, lithium, magnesium, potassium and iodine which are all needed by the body to stay healthy and strong.

Activated Carbon, extra layer – Stage 6

Mineralised Balls, extra layer – Stage 7

Ceramic Plate – Stage 8
The antibacterial coating in this ceramic plate eliminates bacteria and parasites such as intestinal parasites & Giardia.
Water filtration is an art and science of bringing safe drinking water to homes and offices. Installing water filters are easy, and water filters are only needed to be replaced after every 6 months.  Imagine all the hard work that takes place in each filter as these awesome water filters do the work for you in keeping you worry-free as you enjoy pure healthy premium quality filtered drinking water at an affordable price. If you would like more information about our premium quality water filtration systems, our experts are happy to discuss our premium quality products with you.

Contact us at Awesome Water Filters today on 1800 789 781 or email us at

Try one of our activated carbon water filter.

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