Replacement Media vs. Replacement Tank
Replacement Media Vs. Replacement Tank
It is important to understand how the carbon media inside the KDF Aquafil Systems works; Adsorption: the process by which matter (chemicals) adheres to the surface areas of a solid adsorbent material (carbon media). In layman’s terms the chemicals in your water are absorbed into the carbon media on contact. The carbon media does not release any chemicals back into your water once they are adsorbed. We offer the replacement media as a more cost effective and environmentally friendly approach. When it comes time to replace the media, you are not throwing away a tank, fittings, or having to try and dispose of a complete system.
The media is the fuel for the system (it’s like the gas in your car). If you had to replace your car every time you ran out of gas that would be expensive, the same goes for your filtration system. The tanks and fittings are designed for this specific application. The cost of the system does not only include the media inside the tank, it includes many factors: the tank, fittings, media, and labor to build, advertising, and overhead. The media inside the tank is only part of the cost of a complete system therefore you cannot rate the effectiveness of the media based on the low cost to maintain or replace it.