This filter’s enhanced catalytic functionality has 4 times the capacity for reducing chloramines than standard carbon blocks and 2 times the capacity for reducing chlorine over standard activated carbon.
Chloramine, an alternative to chlorine, is widely used as a residual disinfectant to maintain water safety. Chloramine is formed by mixing chlorine with ammonia, creating a more stable and less reactive compound than chlorine alone. While this stability reduces the formation of Disinfection By Products (DBPs) and provides longer-lasting disinfection, chloramine is difficult to remove using conventional filtration technology. In addition, because chloramine is a more stable chemical, systems designed for reducing chlorine are not effective with chloramine. Effective reduction of chloramine requires catalytic carbons, or surface-modified carbons with active catalytic sites of nitrogen groups attached to the vast surface of the activated carbon.
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