Home water filtration systems come in several designs; ones that fit onto the plumbing under the sink, ones that can be fitted directly to a faucet, large whole home water filtration systems that filter the domestic water supply as it enters the home or even a pitcher system that filters water poured into a special pitcher.
Carbon Water Filters
Very fine particles of carbon are commonly used in home water filtration systems. A form of carbon known as activated carbon is highly effective at filtering sediments and removing chlorine by adsorption from domestic water supplies. The term ‘activated’ is used because the carbon particles all carry a minute electrical charge that will attract the negatively charged sediments and impurities.