With far greater surface area, Carbonite has much greater entrapping ability than sand in the removal of turbidity and bacteria.

Because of its angular fracture, greater agitation occurs during the backwash process. Hence, Anthracite Filter Media beds are more effectively cleaned.

Sand, being acid, reacts with Alkaline Waters. Anthracite, primarily Carbon, is chemically neutral and does not react with Alkaline or Acid Waters. Lime from softened waters, as well as Iron and Magnesium Salts, are held less tenaciously and are removed in backwash.

Physical Properties

Carbonite Anthracite Filter Media is scrupulously selected from one particular Anthracite vein which yields the highest percentage of Carbon. It is then hydraulically classified to reduce mineral matter and ash to a minimum.

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Advantages Of Carbonite

Carbonite Anthracite Filter Media can be used in any application where sand and gravel are being used. Its superior properties, primarily particle size, weight, shape and neutrality make it far more economical to use.

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Pollution Control Studies

Studies made by the U.S. Government Services indicate that Anthracite filter beds have higher efficiency than those of sand or gravel in the removal of both phosphates and detergents.

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Carbonite Sizes

Effective sizes from a .80mm to a 1.9mm, with a uniformity coefficient of 1.65 or less and effective sizes from a .80mm to a 2.2mm, with a uniformity coefficient of 1.50 or less can be supplied within the range of plus or minus .05mm.

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Carbonite vs. Sand

Anthracite filtration media, with far greater surface has much greater entrapping ability than sand in removal of turbidity and bacteria.

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Quality Control & Packaging

Carbonite is packaged in 52 pound linear low-density polyethylene bags, each containing one cubic foot.

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