They have a large surface area due to the pleats and therefore a low pressure loss through the filter. The filters can be cleaned although this does not clean them back to new, it will however extend their life. 1 micron cartridges and below are too fine to successfully clean, doing so will only marginally extend their life.
These filters are made USA from polyester or a polyester/ cellulose blend. Cartridge life is dependent upon water quality and cartridge micron rating. The majority of whole of house systems in rural applications use 20 micron sediment filters. If an Ultra Violet System is being installed a 5 micron or less sediment filter will be required. Suitable for commercial and residential use.
These cartridges are compatible within whole house/high flow filter systems. These filter systems are designed to remove contaminants from the entire water supply to your home – providing near pure water to all the faucets/showers in the residence.
The micron rating of a filter cartridge determines the ability of the filter's media to remove contaminants by the size of particles it is exposed to. For example, a filter that is marked or rated "10 micron" has some capability to capture particles as small as 10 micrometers. Although, the micron rating does not determine the exact efficiency of contaminant holding capability of the filter, it will help you determine which filter is most suitable according to your water supply.
We also supply this cartridge in Standard sizing for whole house/high flow applications.