How activated carbon works.

Granular Activated Carbon

Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is a specialised water filter media comprising of loose granules of carbon. It is primarily used for the reduction of chlorine and related contaminants from the incoming water supply.

Granular Activated carbon improves the taste, colour and odour of water and is used to great effect in a wide variety of applications including drinking water, hot beverages such as tea and coffee as well as postmix drinks.

Most Granular Activated Carbon water filters are made from ground carbon, which are then treated with steam and pressure, to create a media with an enormous number of porous sites in and over the entire surface. They are then positively charged.

As water passes through the carbon media, the contaminants are held within deep fissures, on the surface or are altered by the catalytic action of the media.

Granular Activated Carbon performance and success is predominantly dependent on the contact time between the media and water. Therefore, a slower flow rate enhances performance.

Our GAC is impregnated with silver to reduce the risk of bacterial infection if the filter is not exchanged at the correct intervals.

Products using activated carbon


Protect your steam oven from the harmful effects of scale and other elements. The Vapour CTU has been specially developed to work in harmony with your steam oven for outstanding results. Available in 10, 18, 23 & 30 litre capacities.

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The iX VEND ecofilter has a 5-stage filtration process designed to provide high quality water, improving taste, colour and odour whilst inhibiting scale for high volume hot beverage and vending applications.

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The iX ICE ecofilter ensures cubes are bright and clear and protects equipment from the potential damage of limescale. The iX ICE works with all major brands of flakers and cubers.

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Optimise the water for your coffee machine with new PRIMA Calcium Treatment Unit from European WaterCare. The drinks will taste and smell fresher, and the machine will also be protected from the harmful effects of lime-scale.

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