Whole-House Water Filter System Blended Catalytic & Bone Char Carbon 1.5 CU FT - KDF55 Media Guard 4 Cartridge

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Whole House 1.5 Cubic Feet  Blended Catalytic & Bone Char Carbon 1252 FRP Tank - Fleck 5600 Backwash Valve.

Unlike standard coconut or charcoal based carbon filters which cannot filter fluoride, our Whole House Filter uses a unique calcium based Bone Char carbon designed to reduce the fluoride from your water. 

Removes/Reduces Fluoride, and chemicals and odors.

Additional Metals Addressed By Bone Char Carbon*

Aluminum Arsenic III Arsenic V Cadmium
Chromium III Chromium IV Copper Lead
Mercury Nickle Silver Zinc

*The information provided on this table is based on Additional testing results of removal efficiency for heavy metals with the use of Bone char courtesy of Glasgow University, UK and manufacturers of Bone Char. Additional contaminants that bone char carbon is recommended for are not certified by WQA or state standards. Contaminates addressed by bone char may not be in your water.

The use of bone charcoal or bone char is reported to be an effective means for the reduction of fluoride. Bone charcoal contains a carbon structure while supporting a porous hydroxyapatite matrix (a calcium phosphate hydroxide in crystalline form which is rich in surface ions which can be readily replaced by fluoride ion). Adsorption and ion exchange are thought to be the mechanism for fluoride reduction by bone char.

The carbon media also works like regular carbon does. A whole-house filter system treats all water traveling to any faucet or fixture in the home. It removes the chemical before it can be ingested, breathed in, or absorbed by the skin during washing or bathing. A larger carbon filter like this one provides better filtration because of the amount of carbon,and depth of the filter bed. It does not cause a water pressure drop in your home compared to solid block carbon filter installed at the point of entry. Carbon removes/reduces many volatile organic chemicals (VOC), pesticides and herbicides, as well as chlorine, benzene, trihalomethane (THM) compounds, radon, solvents and hundreds of other man-made chemicals found in tap water.Carbon is a substance that has a long history of being used to absorb impurities and is perhaps the most powerful absorbent known to man. One pound of carbon contains a surface area of roughly 125 acres and can absorb literally thousands of different chemicals. Activated carbon which has a slight electro-positive charge added to it, making it even more attractive to chemicals and impurities.

Catalytic, high activity granular activated carbon manufactured by steam activation of select coconut shell charcoal. The catalytic activity of this activated carbon makes it highly effective for the removal of chloramines and hydrogen sulfide from potable water. Its large micropore volume makes it particularly well suited for the removal of low molecular weight organic compounds and their chlorinated by-products such as chloroform and other trihalomethanes (THMs). An important feature of this material is its superior mechanical hardness and the extensive dedusting during its manufacture ensures an exceptionally clean activated carbon product. 50% more efficient then standard gac carbon.


1 - 10-X54" FRP vessel (Color Varies)

1 - Fleck 5600 Filter Backwash Valve - 1" Yoke

1.5 Cubic ft Blended Bone Char & Catalytic  Carbon

1 - Bypass Valve 1" Pipe Connection

1 KDF55 Media Guard 

The KDF MediaGuard filter system can be added to any of our water softeners to give it an extra level of filtration capability. For municipal water, add the KDF-55 MediaGuard - it removes chlorine and heavy metals, and prevents the growth of bacteria in your softener system. Chlorine can degrade resin and cut its life in half (about 7-10 years @ 1 ppm chlorine vs. 15-20 years @ 0 ppm chlorine).

The MediaGuard "twist-locks" onto the valve base and simply slides down the riser tube (will not work on the Turbulator riser). Water enters the MediaGuard and is distributed into the four chambers containing the KDF media. As it enters the chambers, the media is picked up and "swirls" with the water - this mixing action greatly increasing the contact time with the water. The water then exits the chambers where it continues on through the softener resin and then exits through the riser tube. During backwash, the flow is reversed. The resin is lifted and cleaned of sediment, and the KDF media releases any oxidized contaminants, revitalizing them.