A filter with granular activated carbon (GAC) is a proven option to remove certain chemicals, particularly organic chemicals, from water. GAC filters also can be used to remove chemicals that give objectionable odors or tastes to water such as hydrogen sulfide (rotten eggs odor) or chlorineActivated carbon or activated charcoal is a porous element that traps compounds, mainly organic, present in a gas or liquid. It does so with such effectiveness that it is the most widely used purifying agent by humans.
- Water purification.
Activated carbon retains pesticides, fats, oils, detergents, disinfection by-products, toxins, color producing compounds, compounds produced by the decomposition of algae, vegetables or animal metabolism.