Extruded Carbon Block Cartridge Filter

SCB filters are the most widely used carbon block devices in the world, and provide exceptional performance at the lowest price point. Carbon filters simultaneously remove chlorine taste, odor, and organic chemicals that contribute to taste and odor, while providing particulate filtration and  dirt-holding capacity of an efficient 5 µm nominal sediment filter. The extrusion process allows the production of a carbon block with more carbon, but a lower pressure drop. This enables SCB filters to deliver extended life while removing sediment, chlorine taste and odor and organic contaminants from aqueous solutions or suspensions. The SCB is also widely used in filtering organic solvents. The SCB is.

These filters are optimized for applications where they perform the role of both a sediment and activated carbon filter. The SCB is manufactured from high purity acid-washed activated carbon. It’s dirt-holding capacity and absence of carbon fines makes this carbon filter cartridge ideal for use in residential and commercial water purification systems, food service, pre- and post-RO systems. A superior carbon block, SCB combines both high performance and integrity with an exceptional cost-to-performance value. As a result, SCB  virtually renders GAC filters obsolete by comparison.

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  • 5 μm Filtration
  • Max 250 operating PSI
  • High adsorptive capacity and efficiency
  • Efficient Sediment Filter
  • No Release of Carbon Fines
  • Competitively priced vs. GAC filters
  • Performance tested and verified by
  • Independent laboratory testing

Compatible Cartridge Housings

Single Cartridge Housings - Multi-Cartridge Housings - Membrane Filter Housings - FRP Housings - Lined & Coated Housings

Specifications & Operating Parameters

Pore Sizes5 micron
Nominal Lengths2.7" diameter - 9 3/4", 20", 30", 40"
4.25" diameter - 9 3/4", 20"
Materials of ConstructionFilter Media: Powdered Activated Carbon
Outer Wrap: Melt Blown Polypropylene
End Cap/Netting: Polypropylene
End Cap Adhesive: Low Density Polyethylene
GasketsSantoprene (Polyethylene direct bond gaskets)
Maximum Temperature125°F (52°C)
Recommended Flush ProcedureFilters should be flushed for 5 minutes prior to use
Maximum Operating Pressure250 psi (17.2 bar)
Maximum Differential Pressure100 psid (6.9 bar)
Recommended Change-out Differential Pressure20 psid (1.4 bar)
FDA ComplianceManufactured of FDA compliant materials with no additives or other manufacturing agents.

Ordering Guide

SCB5 = 4 7/8"
975 = 9 3/4"
20 = 20"
30 = 30"
40 = 40"
Blank = 2.7"
BB = 4.5"

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