Drinking Water Filters

Perhaps you just want a water filter to provide clean drinking water? Look no further. Here at Aqua Soft we have a range of solutions which will fit your kitchen and drinking water requirements. If you would like to know more about how drinking water filters work, read more below or get in touch by emailing info@softwater.ie.

Activated Carbon Filters

The majority of water filters sold use activated carbon in one form or another. Activated carbon is made by carbonising various natural materials like coal or coconut shell and then steam treating it to activate its high surface area. It is made in granular, powder or porous block form and then made into a cartridge for inclusion within a water filter. When water passes through the carbon, organic contaminants are adsorbed onto the high surface area. It will also reduce chlorine - and, as organics and chlorine are the main causes of complaint about the taste, odour and colour of the water supply, activated carbon filters are very popular for treatment of water for drinking purposes.

The carbon is contained in a housing which is connected into the water supply usually under the kitchen sink. The treated water from the filter is then dispensed from a separate, dedicated drinking water tap on the sink. They are not generally used to treat the whole house supply.