3 Activated Carbon Filter Cartridges in Different Manufacturing Processes

In the water treatment industry, these terms such as sintered activated carbon, compressed activated carbon, extruded activated carbon, CTO are often mentioned or used, but many people do not really understand the difference between them. Sintered activated carbon filter cartridges, compressed activated carbon filter cartridges, and extruded activated carbon filter cartridges are named after their production process characteristics. CTOs are words that are known for their final shape. Although they have the same shape, the internal quality and production process are very different.

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Sintered Activated Carbon Block Filter

The sintered activated carbon filter cartridge is made by mixing activated carbon powder material and polymer hot-melting pore-forming material, pouring into a special mold and sintering at a high temperature of 200-300 ° C; since the bonding material itself has pore-forming property, after being mixed with activated carbon, It maintains the characteristics of large specific surface area of activated carbon powder, and has excellent pore-forming properties and better filtration effect, which can more fully contact with liquid; however, the production capacity of sintered activated carbon filter is limited due to its complicated processing technology.

Compressed Activated Carbon Block Filter

The compressed activated carbon filter cartridge is mixed with activated carbon powder material and inorganic liquid binder, poured into a special mold, and is compressed by high pressure compression molding, and dried after being discharged from the mold; the activated carbon filter  produced by this method  has a relatively high carbon content and very good filtering effect. Since the pore size of the filter cartridge is mainly controlled by the particle size of the activated carbon, and the binder material of the compressed activated carbon filter cannot be pore-forming during the manufacturing process, the property of the filter cartridge is inferior to that of the sintered activated carbon.

 Extruded Activated Carbon Block Filter 

 The extruded activated carbon filter cartridge is mixed with activated carbon and ordinary hot melt resin, and then placed in a screw extruder for heating and extrusion molding. In this production process, the surface of the activated carbon is melted by the hot melt resin at a high temperature, which causes the plugging of some activated carbon micropores and affects its adsorption performance.However, extruded carbon filter cartridges have low production costs and can achieve high yields. The performance of the extruded activated carbon filter in use is relatively much worse than the previous two carbon block filters.

HUATAN is a Chinese company specializing in the production of high performance sintered activated carbon filter and compressed activated carbon filter. We can provide one-stop carbon block and water purifier customization services and OEM services according to customers’ needs. If you have any questions about carbon filters, please feel free to contact us via info@watfilter.com.