The 3M™ Whole House Water Treatment Media A-050P is an activated carbon filter media base used in Residential and Commercial applications to reduce chlorine taste and odor. Each particle of activated carbon provides a large surface area, allowing maximum exposure to the active sites within the filter media. One pound of activated carbon has an approximate surface area equal to 100 acres.
Activated carbon in the 3M™ Whole House Water Treatment Media A-050P works via a process called adsorption. Adsorption is the process of adhesion of a very thin layer of atoms, ions or molecules from a gas, liquid or dissolved solid to a surface of an adsorbent, in this case activated carbon. Activated carbon is typically derived from wood, coal or a coconut shell base material. The process to manufacture activated carbon includes heating the carbon material slowly to 800°C/1,472°F in an inert atmosphere, then exposing the carbon material to phosphoric acid, steam or an air stream. This activation process oxidizes all particles on the carbon material surface, leaving the surface free to attract and hold organics like chlorine.
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3M branded water filtration products have been addressing water quality issues for over 50 years. 3M offers a wide range of solutions designed to address many types of water quality concerns. Many 3M water quality improvement solutions have third-party certifications, such as NSF and WQA. 3M, a household name, is a leader in filtration technology recognized for innovation, trust and quality around the world.
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For more than a century , 3M has applied innovation and technology to improving our customers' lives and supporting their business goals. Today the company, from its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serves industrial and commercial customers and consumers in nearly 200 countries. The 3M brand, across thousands of products, represents consistency, superior quality, and value. Our success begins with our culture of creative collaboration that inspires a never ending stream of powerful technologies and product solutions that make life better. We have an ability to apply our technologies — often in combination — to an endless array of real-world customer needs. Of course, all of this made possible by the people of 3M, and their singular commitment to make life easier and better for people around the world. 3M is committed to providing innovative, cost-effective products that help protect people, equipment, and our environment. 3M Purification Inc. (formerly CUNO Incorporated), provides filtration and separation solutions for residential, food service, science labs, industrial, marine, and other applications.