About The Plantation Water Filter
Removes most bacteria, and turbity, high filtration capacity, For instance, viruses range from approximately 10 to 1400 nanometers, or 10 to 1400 millionths of a millimeter, pretty small. It keeps the water draining slowly through a layer of biological predators whose livelihood is based on their ability to eat such creatures as viruses, sporidia, giardia, and a host of other fellows we don’t want to drink.
Activated Carbon (AC) / Charcoal Filter
Activated carbon filtration is effective in removing organic contaminants from water. Because organic chemicals are often responsible for taste, odour and colour problems, activated carbon filtration can generally be used to improve aesthetically objectionable water that is treated to attract certain contaminants. When water passes through this type of filter, the carbon particles attract and remove contaminants (including dissolved substances such as hydrogen sulphide, heavy metals such as lead, mercury and copper and chlorine).
The primary purpose of gravel in a water purification system is to distrubute the flow of the incoming water over the entire treatment bed. A stream of incoming water that needs treatment will be forced to flow through the channels between the gravel nuggets/pebbles. Even if the flow coming in is all in a small area, it will branch out as it flows through the gravel into many widely spread paths throughout the gravel bed.
The sponge is a mechanical filter and the surface of all the bubbles or pockets in the sponge provide a bed for the bacteria of a biological filter. Sponge filters provide both mechanical and biological filtration. ts high surface area harbors beneficial bacteria that break down ammonia and nitrates.
Ultraviolet (UV) Water Filter
Generally kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, high filtration capacity (10 Gallons per minute) ; However, only kills bacteria, does not remove the dead cells and won’t remove other contaminants.