- Reduces fine sediment and chlorine taste and odor in residential and commercial drinking water
- Nominal filtration rating of 5 microns
- Bonded PAC media with polyolefin pre-filter and polyethylene netting for extended life
- Initial pressure drop of 5.5 psi at a flow rate of 5 gpm
- Temperature range of 40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C)
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Pentek EP-20BB Carbon Block Filter Cartridge, 20" x 4-5/8", 5 Microns
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|UPC||851905131050 , 798527517490 , 700999877941 , 132017513058 , 163121152147 , 163120790494 , 806294984510 , 115971047135 , 851905125202 , 851905125257 , 182682388031 , 809390003468 , 115971035729 , 051678583432 , 808112760696 , 807032972783|
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|Import Designation||Made in USA or Imported|
|Item Weight||5.65 pounds|
|Particle Retention Size||5 Micron|
|Pressure Flow Rate||5.0 Gallons per Minute|
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This Pentek EP-20BB carbon block filter cartridge reduces fine sediment and chlorine taste and odor in residential and commercial drinking water. It has a nominal (85%) filtration rating of 5 microns. The filter will reduce free available chlorine (FAC) at 2 parts per million (ppm) by at least 90% in up to 40,000 gallons at a flow rate of 4 gallons per minute (gpm). This cartridge is made of bonded powdered activated carbon (PAC) filter media wrapped in a polyolefin pre-filter with polyethylene outer netting. The nitrile butadiene rubber (Buna-N) gaskets seal the cartridge against the housing (sold separately). The cartridge has an initial pressure drop of 5.5 pounds per square inch (psi) at a flow rate of 5 gallons per minute (gpm), and operates over a temperature range of 40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C). This carbon block filter cartridge meets National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute (NSF/ANSI) standard 42 for quality assurance, and is used for purification of residential and commercial drinking water.
|Nominal filtration rating||5 microns|
|Initial pressure drop at 5 gpm||5.5 psi|
|Chlorine reduction capacity||40,000 gallons at 4 gpm|
|Temperature range||40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C)|
|Maximum dimensions (H x W)||20 x 4-5/8 inches (508 x 118 mm)|
|Materials certification||NSF/ANSI standard 42|
The nominal filtration rating is for a particle removal efficiency of 85%. Chlorine reduction capacity is the minimum total amount of water for which the free available chlorine (FAC) at a concentration of 2 ppm is reduced by at least 90%.
H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Water filters remove undesirable particles, chemicals, and microorganisms from water by means of a semipermeable barrier, adsorption, or biological processes. They are made of densely packed synthetic or natural fibers that trap suspended particles, materials that block microbes or adsorb unwanted chemicals, or substances that cause a chemical change, such as acid neutralization. For most residential, commercial, and industrial applications, water filters are manufactured in the form of replaceable cartridges that fit inside permanent housings. Filtration systems typically consist of a series of two or more types of filters, each designed to remove different contaminants. The performance of filters is measured by the minimum particle size that is blocked, the percentage of particles or microorganisms that are removed, the downstream concentration of unwanted chemicals, the maximum flow rate, and the amount of water that can be filtered before the filter must be replaced. Water filters are used in a wide range of applications, including drinking water purification, swimming pools, industrial processes, and irrigation, among others.
Pentair manufactures industrial, commercial, and residential water filtration components and systems. The company, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards 9001 and 14001 for quality assurance.
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1) Keep chlorine out of the shower and bath, out of my family's lungs and off of our skin
2) Keep chlorine out of the washing machine where it bleaches our clothing
3) Protect the resin in the water softener, which should double it's life
4) Protect the plumbing (PEX pipes, rubber in fixtures, etc...) from chlorine
5) Remove the small amount of sediment that is in the city water which collects in valves and fixtures
I previously used the Pentek RFC20-BB Radial-Flow Granular Activated Carbon Cartridge. In comparison, this filter is less expensive, has a finer sediment filter (5 micron vs. 25 micron) and it's rated for up to 180F. Also, carbon block filters don't have the same channeling issues as GAC filters, which become less effective at higher flow rates.
However, compared to the RFC20-BB this filter can't handle as much water (only 40,000 Gal. vs. 70,000 Gal.) and has a bigger pressure drop (5.5 psi @ 5 gpm vs. 0.9 psi @ 4 gpm). Neither of those were a big concern for me. We use less than 1,000 gal/week so the capacity easily exceeds the 6 month replacement cycle. As for water pressure, I get a solid 60+ psi coming into my house and even a 10 psi drop is not noticeable. If you already have pressure issues, get RFC20 instead.
Just be sure to replace the gaskets on the filter housing too.
Nobody seems to mention that in reviews but if your o-ring is bad when your replace your filter, you might be in trouble finding the right O-ring, as your filter housing will leak.
This happened to me, luckily, a nearby big box store had a compatible 5.75" GE o-ring with lubricant that worked (about $6).
Next time I'll get the o-ring with the filters so I can replace them all at once.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Remove chlorine odor and taste from city water was a bonus. Main purpose was that daughter has and allergy to chlorine contact with skin, this filter solved that problem.Published 10 days ago by Mike Poole
cleans the chlorine smell from the water, helps with the bath/shower
Seemed to help our kids eczema , he has since outgrown it, but the strong chlorine seemed to bother his... Read more
Did not last as long as the others. One month and the smell was back. The filters that cost a few more dollars lasted four times longer. I guess you get what you pay for.Published 5 months ago by Donald Flowers
We have a Big Blue water filtration system - we order this every 9 months.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer