Our Anthracite Filter Media is triple screened and washed to insure perfect sizes suitable for filtration purposes.

Being 96% Carbon (based on Moisture-Ash Free Analysis) and insoluble, is tasteless and odorless. Its neutrality is very advantageous in hot alkaline adaptations or in acid solutions. It cannot impart taste or odor to water passing through it.

Our Carbonite is angular or irregular in shape with slightly varying specific gravities. It is very light in weight being approximately 52 pounds per cubic foot. Carbonite requires approximately 38.5 cubic feet to contain one ton and has an average specific gravity of 1.6. It is equal to sand in toughness and is completely insoluble in both acid and alkaline solutions. It is produced in 6 basic sizes which compare favorably with filtration sand and gravel. However, any of the 6 sizes can be modified to suit a particular installation.

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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