This Pentek FloPlus-10 carbon block filter cartridge reduces fine sediment, chlorine taste and odor, and protozoan cysts in residential drinking water. It has a nominal (85%) filtration rating of 0.5 micron, and 99.95% efficiency for the reduction of protozoan cysts. It will reduce free available chlorine (FAC) at 2 parts per million (ppm) by at least 90% in up to 10,000 gallons at a flow rate of 1 gallons per minute (gpm). This cartridge is made of modified bonded powdered activated carbon (PAC) filter media that provides efficient cyst reduction with a flow rate and dirt-holding capacity comparable to those of a 10-micron filter. The Santoprene (TPE, thermoplastic elastomer) gaskets seal the cartridge against the housing (sold separately). The cartridge has an initial pressure drop of 2 pounds per square inch (psi) at a flow rate of 1 gallon per minute (gpm), and operates over a temperature range of 40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C). This carbon block filter cartridge meets National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute (NSF/ANSI) standard 53 for quality assurance, and is used for purification of residential and commercial drinking water.
Pentek FloPlus Big Blue 20" x 4.5", 0.5 Micron Carbon Block Cartridge
FloPlus™ cartridges utilize a revolutionary new technology that significantly enhances the traditional Fibredyne® product, making it possible to obtain cyst reduction in a cartridge that functions like a nominal 10-micron cartridge.
This product boasts extremely low pressure drops and high flow rates - comparable to 10-micron (very open) carbon cartridges. Its efficiency is so high that a 0.5-micron rating is possible, which means that cysts and very small particles can be removed to create cleaner, safer water.
This product is ideal for applications where pressure drop and low flow have been chronic problems in the past, as well as whole house water treatment with the addition of cyst reduction. However, it will address the needs of any end user looking for a product that offers high flow, low pressure drop, infrequent cartridge changes and cyst-free water.