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Different Between Sediment Filter And Carbon Filter


Different Between Sediment Filter And Carbon Filter

Domestic Sediment Filter and carbon filters both have an important role in a comprehensive system designed to help achieve the purest water.  Sediment and carbon filters can work alone or in combination to remove the types of particles to make sure that you will get colourless and odorless water. However, these two filters have different functions.

Before purchasing a new water filter, it is important to understand exactly what a sediment filter does and what a carbon filter does. And what are their key differences when comparing sediment filtration with carbon filters?


Sediment filters are designed to remove suspended solids in water, which are also known as sediment, or particulate.  A domestic sediment filter essentially functions like a net that catches unwanted dirt and dust particles as your raw water flows through the system.

The sediment filter has a bed of polypropylene material.  As the raw water passes through this bed, unwanted dirt particles become trapped inside the small pores.  The water moves into the filter and leaves the impurities behind, so you get water coming into your home or reverse osmosis system that is free from particulate.

Sediment filters are very common in homes, but they have a limited function. Only sediments will trap inside.  Pathogens, heavy metals, and other compounds can still remain in your water.


Carbon filters remove sediment along with chlorine, organic compounds, odors, and bad tastes from water.  Carbon filters contain activated carbon, which is made through coconut shells with a special manufacturing process. As water passes through a pre carbon filter, impurities like chemicals and heavy metals become chemically bonded to the carbon.

Domestic Carbon filters are very effective at removing the impurities that bond to carbon. Pearl Water Carbon Filters are able to remove more than 20 types of pathogens, and chemicals that are found in water.


RO Sediment filters and carbon filters do different things, so you will need to make informed choices about what kind of filter will give you the best and purest water for your home. Luckily, you do not have to choose between sediment filters and carbon filters. A two-stage filtration system can be installed in your house. 

A two-stage water filtration system starts with a sediment filter for RO , which removes dirt particles that would clog up the carbon filter more quickly.  Once the sediments have been removed by the sediment filter, the pure and cleaner water can move to the carbon filter and the remaining compounds will bond with the carbon and be removed.

Working separately, both sediment filters and carbon filters can remove many impurities but some find their way into your water that cause bad smells, bad tastes, and several health issues over time. Working together, pre sediment and pre carbon filters can remove enough impurities and sediments that your water should taste and smell great.  Pearl Water Technologies can help you install sediment and carbon filters.



Q. Are carbon water filters safe?


Activated Carbon water filters are safe, especially if they are made from coconut shells and covered with food-grade plastic. All carbon filters are rated for chlorine, taste, and odor removal, and carbon blocks remove other contaminants like lead. Pores of an activated carbon block filter that measure less than 5 microns can stop the metals and chemicals to pass through.

Q. What does a sediment filter remove?


Domestic Sediment filters remove visible matter, and any particles of dirt, sand, dust, and solids that can be easily caught by their micron-rated capacity. Sediment filters also remove impurities and turbidity from water. Turbidity causes water to turn yellow, orange, or brown.

Sediment filters do not remove chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria, or dissolved particulate matter. It does not improve the taste or smell of water. A sediment filter is most effective when serving as a prefilter for other filters. 

To order any type of RO filter contact us at 9582215137 or order online from our website.


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