Chloramine Reduction Systems
Chloramine, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, is added to the water of many cities as a substitute for chlorine. There is a big misconception that chloramine cannot be removed however, it is removed with filter carbon, the same agent used to effectively remove chlorine. The removal of chloramine from drinking water is essentially the same process used to remove chlorine, the issue is that it takes more carbon and a slower flow rate for effective removal of chloramine.
Chloramine can, in fact, be removed, but filtration for chloramine is a much more intense process compared to filtration for chlorine. At a minimum, removing chloramine requires a catalytic carbon filter. Catalytic carbon retains conventional carbon’s ability to adsorb contaminants while it has a greater capacity to catalyze, thus promoting beneficial chemical reactions. It is by catalytic action that chloramine is reduced.