In schools, water fountains are the main source children get their water from. So it is important that the water in these fountains are lead free and safe to drink. For this, we recommend a Point of Use system with the Pentek CBR2 filter. This filter provides several forms of protection.
- NSF 42 and 53 standards
- Reduces cyst, lead and mercury down to 99.95%
- Taste and odor reduction
- 20,000 gallons capacity
- .5 micron rating
There are two different types of CBR2 filters; the CBR2-10R, 155403-43 and the CBR2-10, 155268-43. The Pentek CBR2-10 water filter has a higher flow rate than the Pentek CBR2-10R water filter, though CBR2-10R has a built-in flow restrictor (0.6 gpm). This allows for maximum contact time on the carbon to get even more sediment out of the water. The filter is made up powdered activated carbon with a specially designed absorbent medium for lead and mercury reduction. You can install these at the water fountain. The foot print of the CBR2 system is very minimal with a height of about 13” and width of less than 6”. The filter is only 10″ long and just drops in the bowl. This makes for easy replacement. For more information on the removal of lead or other contaminates and how Filter Pure has been assisting the Government, Schools, and Municipalities please contact Amy Easter, firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-942-7873.
Confused about which carbon filter to use? Don’t worry! You’re not alone. Here are a few choices when considering which carbon filter to get. Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) cartridges effectively reduce unwanted tastes, odor and chlorine taste & odor from your drinking water. They are designed to allow maximum contact between the water and carbon, ensuring maximum adsorption. The cartridges pictured to the left are the Pentek GAC cartridges. The construction of these cartridges allow water to enter at one end and pass through the entire length of the carbon bed before exiting the other end of the cartridge, while an internal expansion pad minimizes channeling or bypass. Before the water exits the cartridge, a 20-micron post filter helps reduce carbon fines and other suspended particles from the filtered water. The post-filter is permanently fastened to an innovative support basket ensuring that it is firmly secured and eliminating any potential for bypass. GAC Series cartridges are available in a variety of sizes and flow rates, and effectively provide good general-purpose drinking water filtration. Carbon block cartridges are manufactured using a patented process that yields a cartridge with a nominal 5-micron filtration rating, high dirt-holding capacity. A high porosity design helps prevent the cartridge from plugging before its adsorption capacity is exhausted, maximizing the utilization of the carbon while maintaining low pressure drop. The cartridges pictured to the left are Pentek’s EP carbon block filters. They are protected by Endurawrap®, a uniquely formulated polyolefin bilaminate pre-filter, designed to significantly increase the useful life of the cartridge by trapping sediment that typically plugs carbon block cartridges. EP Series cartridges are manufactured entirely from FDA-compliant materials making them an ideal choice for a wide range of residential, food service, commercial and industrial applications. Coconut based carbon block cartridges are highly effective at reducing unwanted taste & odor and chlorine taste & odor from potable drinking water, and they are equally effective at reducing fine sediment. Coconut based carbon block cartridges are manufactured using a patented process and are made from a water-washed, coconut-carbon formulation. This process and media yield a cartridge with high chlorine taste & odor reduction capacity. The cartridges pictured to the left are Pentek’s CEP-10E and the CCBC-10. They are protected by Endurawrap®, a uniquely formulated polyolefin bilaminate pre-filter, designed to significantly increase the useful life of the cartridge by trapping sediment that typically plugs carbon block cartridges. They are an ideal choice for a wide range of residential, food service, commercial and industrial applications. They also make excellent polishing filters or pre-filters in applications requiring fine filtration and high capacity. For more information about which carbon is best for you, call us at 800-942-7873!