Carbon Water Filter Cartridges  23 items


Carbon water filter cartridges available in all sizes from the best brands on the Australian market.  Carbon water filters will remove chemicals, bacteria, heavy metals and more.  Choose from 10 inch x 2.5 inch, 10 inch x 4.5 inch, 20 inch x 4.5 inch and 20 inch x 2.4 inch.

Carbon filters are a method of filtering that uses a bed of activated carbon in either solid block carbon form or granular carbon form to remove contaminates and impurities, using chemical adsorption.  Carbon water filter cartridges are most effective at removing chlorine, chloramine, particles such as sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), bad taste and odours and depending on the carbon filters mix or micron rating they can remove or reduce bacteria and heavy metals.

Carbon filters can be used on their own in a single filter system or more commonly used in twin under sink water filters,  whole house filters and reverse osmosis systems.   They are also very popular used as a fridge filter.  The most popular type of carbon filter is the coconut husk carbon filter which always gives a sweeter softer water.

Activated carbon filters are small pieces of carbon, in granular or block form, that have been treated to be extremely porous. Just one gram of activated carbon has a surface area of 500-3000m2 (600 to 3600 sq yards). 4 grams is the equivalent of a football field. It’s the massive surface area that allows active carbon filters to be very effective in adsorbing (essentially removing) contaminants and other substances.

In addition to the surface area active carbon filters have different capabilities in terms of the size of contaminants they remove. Activated carbon filters range from around 50 microns to 0.5 microns.The smaller the more effective but smaller pores also may reduce water flow.

When the water flows through active carbon filters the chemicals stick to the carbon resulting in purer water output. The effectiveness depends on the flow and temperature of the water. Therefore most smaller active carbon filters should be used with low pressure and cold water.

Activated carbon is usually made of coconut shells, wood or coal and sold as granular activated carbon or carbon blocks.