1.5CU FTT Catalytic Carbon with Manual Backwash Valve Description:WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTER1. Whole-House Filter or Point of Entry:A whole-house filter is installed at a point on the home’s water supply plumbing that will result in treatment of all water that travels to any faucet or fixture in the home.A whole-house filter system treats all water traveling to any faucet or fixture in the home. It removes the chemical before it can be ingested, breathed in, or absorbed by the skin during washing or bathing.No Electricity required. Backwash on demand (manual)Jacobi AquaSorb CX-MCA is a 12 x 40 catalytic, high activity granular activated carbon manufactured by steam activation of select coconut shell charcoal. The catalytic activity of this activated carbon makes it highly effective for the removal of chloramines and hydrogen sulfide from potable water. Its large micropore volume makes it particularly well suited for the removal of low molecular weight organic compounds and their chlorinated by-products such as chloroform and other trihalomethanes (THMs). An important feature of this material is its superior mechanical hardness and the extensive dedusting during its manufacture ensures an exceptionally clean activated carbon product.Application:Chloramines Hydrogen Sulfide Taste and Odor VOC Removal Iron Removal Residential and Commercial Water Filters Aquarium water treatmentThe media is Jacobi AquaSorb Catalytic Granular Coconut Shell Based Activated Carbon or AquaSorb Acid Washed Coconut Shell Based Activated Carbon, depending on your actual water contaminants. These carbons removes most of the contaminates in our water. Both forms of coconut shell carbon remove odors and chemicals, THMs, VOCs, DBPs, MTBE and other organic-based compounds.If you have Chloramines in your water:AquaSorb Catalytic Carbon a highly specialized filter media that is the most effective media in the world at removing Chloramines! It is four times more efficient and effective at removing Chloramines and has four times the Chloramine removal capacity than normal Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC). It is four times better at removing Chloramines because a one cubic foot system of Catalytic Carbon has the capacity and efficiency of a 4 cubic foot system with GAC and will filter Chloramines at a 97%+ removal rate for 4 times as long.CatalystOne of the key characteristics of activated carbon is not only the high surface area available relative to their mass, but also the ability to act as a substrate for other materials. Internal surface area in the range of 850-2000m2/g allows the concentrated loading of highly specialized reagents (for example platinum and rhodium for hydrogenation processes) to the carbon surface that can be used in synthesis and catalysis applications across a range of industries. Activated carbons from Jacobi Carbons are carefully engineered to have the correct physical properties to optimize their use in this duty, manufactured from coconut shell, coal or wood bases.Similarly, the unique reactive nature of the internal surface of activated carbon means that there is an inherent ability for the promotion of reactions between gases and liquids that would either proceed too slowly or generate uneconomic yields of final product. This is achieved without the need for the addition of a chemical reagent to the activated carbon and often true catalysis proceeds, without degradation of the surface or adsorbent.Products manufactured by Jacobi Carbons are engineered with specific characteristics making them ideally suited to use in all sectors of the catalysis market.APPLICATIONS:Whole House Water Filtration This unit includes the following:10"x 54" FRP Mineral Tank (Black or Blue)Manual Backwash Valve Catalytic Carbon 1.5 Cu FtGood Economical Whole House Catalytic Carbon Water Filter System.Manual Valve:How they work: The Manual valve. It has very few moving parts and easy to use. When you need to backwash a filter, you put it into the backwash cycle for 10 minutes, followed by a rinse for 3 minutes and then back to the service mode. That is all there is to it. Once a week schedule for backwashing is generally sufficient. For a more economical product and ease of use, we recommend you get this rather than opting for unit that does not backwash, read the section on the benefits of backwashing.Benefits and Importance of a Backwash Cycle:As the filter operates in service mode, it accumulates particles in the filter bed. Also since water's nature is to follow the path of least resistance, after time it begins to create channels through the medium. As channels or holes in the media bed form, water begins to flow around rather than through the medium. This process is called "channeling" and it reduces the effectiveness of the filter considerably.The backwash is accomplished by sending the water down the riser tube from which it enters the filter tank at the bottom. The force of the water is such that it actually lifts the media bed, swirling and tossing the granular medium. The water leaves the filter's drain line. Particles that were in the bed are washed to drain.The backwash is an intense rinsing and tossing of the medium that lasts for several minutes. In a standard residential filter, a typical backwash lasts about ten minutes.After the backwash, initiate a rinse of the bed during which water flows downward through the medium, up through the distribution tube and out the drain. The purpose of this rinse is to rinse and settle the bed an prepare it for return to service mode. A regular backwash schedule maintains the efficiency of the filter, as well as providing cleaner water.Shipping:Shipping Details: Please pay with PayPal for fastest delivery. Personal checks may be held until cleared. All items ship via FedEx Ground/USPS within 3 business day of receiving payment, however we are not responsible for transit time and delays. Checkout automatically combines the shipping charges. Please contact us with any questions. 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