Activated carbon, in one form or another, is a component of almost every water filtration system in the world. This is because it is the most effective way to reduce chlorine and other types of chemical contamination commonly found in water, thereby improving taste and odour. These contaminants adsorb (stick to the surface) on the carbon, which has an incredibly high surface area owing to its complex pore structure.
However, this does not mean that all activated carbons are equal. Activated carbon can be made from many different base materials, including coal, wood, lignite, and coconut shell. Each has its own individual characteristics and pore structure. The most effective for the treatment of drinking water, thanks to its predominantly micro-porous structure, is coconut shell. More micro pores mean higher adsorption capacity and superior water flow.
FX™ GreenBlock® - Green-novation
From the company’s inception, the quest of Filtrex Technologies has been to make its FX™ GreenBlock® filters the most eco-friendly range of water filters available today:
Filtrex Technologies is a specialist in the manufacture of high quality activated carbon blocks made from coconut shells. Its proprietary manufacturing techniques turn this high-performance coconut shell carbon into filters with:
Low pressure drop.
High dirt-holding capacity.
Superior chemical contaminant reduction.
The environmental benefits of producing carbon from a renewable, sustainable resource such as coconut shells, which might otherwise go to waste, are clear.
100% of Filtrex Technologies’ carbon is made from coconut shells.
Filtrex Technologies has sited its main manufacturing plant close to several of the largest coconut plantations in the world to reduce the carbon footprint of transporting raw materials, as well as helping to manage manufacturing cost.
Efforts are constantly made to decrease the percentage of man-made materials and increase the percentage of natural materials used in the filter manufacturing process.