Custom & Standard Carbon Blocks

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Paragon Water Systems offers both standard and custom carbon block water filters using only the finest activated coconut-based carbon for purer water filtration. Unlike bituminous-based coal solutions, activated coconut carbon block filters do not contain high levels of contaminates and dust fines, which can leach into water.

In addition, coconut-based carbon contains a lower inorganic ash content and more microspores for increased surface area and porosity. This significantly increases the capacity of your carbon block filter to absorb small molecules such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Activated coconut-based carbon is a green product for today’s environmentally conscious companies.

Paragon Water Systems has the ability to customize carbon block water filters to meet your needs and the ever changing needs of your clients. We manufacture the highest quality, NSF-certified blocks made in the U.S.

cto carbon block

Classic CTO Filter

American Carbon Block’s Classic CTO filter uses activated coconut shell carbon to reduce chlorine taste and odor in water, acting as a sediment and activated carbon block water filter with great results for a better price than our competitors. Each CTO filter has a high absorption capacity, and the layer of netting and polypropylene prevents it from clogging prematurely, so you can enjoy years of high-quality water.

  • Reduces chlorine taste and odor
  • 5μ or 10μ organic solvent filtering available
  • Utilizes activated carbon
  • FDA-compliant
  • Made in the U.S.

This carbon block water filter works in a wide variety of applications, including point-of-use (POU) and whole-house residential water filtration, commercial water treatment, pre- and post-filter reverse osmosis (RO), and industrial processes.
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CTO Plus

The CTO Plus carbon block water filter is manufactured with activated coconut shell carbon for better water filtration abilities. It can operate as both a sediment and activated carbon block filter with superior performance offered at a competitive price. This CTO filter is also exceptional for both pre- and post-reverse osmosis filtration, with a high-standard organic solvent filtering rating of 1 micron. You can also count on the CTO Plus to last longer thanks to its polypropylene outer layer and netting, which prevent premature clogging of the carbon block filter, and all materials and components are FDA-compliant.

*Use only on microbiologically safe water with approved system and operate according to instructions for these results.

  • Utilizes activated carbon for clean filtering
  • Offers highest level of chlorine and odor reduction
  • 1μ organic solvent filtering
  • High absorption capacity and efficiency
  • NSF-certified and FDA-compliant

The CTO Plus carbon block water filter is ideal for residential, food service, and commercial drinking water applications.
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cy1 carbon block

CY1 Cyst Filter

The CY1 carbon block filter goes above and beyond to deliver you cleaner water. Not only does it filter out chlorine taste and odor, but it also addresses microbial cysts like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. While 1 micron is the minimum rating for cyst filters like the CY1, Paragon brings you the American Carbon Block filter rated nominally at 0.5 microns for better results. This carbon block water filter offers exceptional performance at an exceptional price, with thoughtful manufacturing that ensures your CY1 filter doesn’t clog prematurely through netting and a polypropylene outer layer. All components and materials are FDA-compliant to ensure this carbon block filter is prepared for whatever use you require.

  • Reduces chlorine taste and odor
  • NSF-certified microbial cyst filtration
  • Low pressure drop*
  • 0.5μ nominal rating
  • Uses activated carbon for purer filtration

The CY1 carbon block filter improves residential water quality by removing harmful contaminants from municipal water supplies. Not only does it address chlorine and organics that can affect the taste of foods prepared with tap water, but it also can eliminate organic contaminants like cysts. The CY1 works well on-site for food preparation facilities as well as a stand-alone filter for municipal water supplies.
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lead carbon block

CYL1 Carbon Block Water Filter — Lead and Cyst

American Carbon Block’s CYL1 filter is made to provide you with cleaner, more beautiful water. It meets a number of NSF standards, including those set for superior chlorine, lead, cyst, and turbidity reduction. Water that passes through this carbon block water filter tastes better, looks better, and is better for your health, and all the materials and components used to make the CYL1 are FDA-compliant to fit whatever needs you may have.

  • Reduces chlorine, cysts, and lead
  • Purer filtration achieved through activated carbon
  • Nominal 0.5μ rating
  • NSF-certified
  • Low pressure drop
  • Made in the U.S.

The CYL1 carbon block water filter is effective for residential, food service, and commercial drinking water applications, whether it is used for point-of-use (POU) filtration or point-of-entry (POE) filtration.
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voc carbon block

VOC Filter

This VOC filter from American Carbon Block is manufactured with activated coconut shell carbon to offer the best volatile organic compound (VOC) and chlorine taste and odor reduction. To ensure you can enjoy cleaner water for years to come, each carbon block filter is also made with netting and a polypropylene layer to prevent premature clogging of the carbon block.

  • High-level VOC reduction*
  • Addresses chlorine taste and odor
  • Low pressure drop
  • FDA-compliant and NSF-certified

The VOC carbon block filter works well for both residential and commercial applications, especially when it functions as POE water treatment in the food service. It also functions well with pre- or post-reverse osmosis systems.
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chloramine

Chloramine CLM Carbon Block Filter

The CLM carbon block filter from American Carbon Block is made with high-quality activated carbon and a protective polypropylene layer for long-lasting, highly effective water filtration. This carbon block filter includes a radial flow design created by a bed of activated coconut shell carbon between the filter core and its outer shell, adding to lower pressure drop and extending the life of your carbon filter cartridge.

  • Reduces chloramine, chlorine, and more
  • Nominal 1μ rating
  • Low pressure drop
  • NSF-certified

This CLM carbon block water filter is ideal for home and commercial use, particularly businesses in the food service industry. It can also be used as a pre-filter for reverse osmosis systems. For high-level chloramine removal, it is recommended that you pair the CLM carbon block filter with a sediment cartridge.
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sd carbon block

SD+ Carbon Block Filter

This chloramine+ carbon block water filter is made with activated coconut shell carbon for the highest level of particulate and contaminant reduction. Certified by the NSF for Standard 42 water filtration, the SD+ filter offers you cleaner, better tasting, and more beautiful water. The SD+ is an exceptional choice at an exceptional price if you are looking for a carbon block water filter that addresses a wide number of contaminants ranging from microbial cysts to Pharmaceutical 401. Use with an approved system according to operating directions for best results.
This NSF-certified carbon block filter reduces*:

  • Chlorine taste and odor
  • Chloramine
  • Lead
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Lindane
  • Cysts such as Giardia
  • MTBE
  • Atrazine
  • Asbestos
  • Mercury
  • Particulates rated Particulate I
  • And more

The SD+ carbon block filter is ideal for residential use both for point-of-use (POU) or point-of-entry (POE) application. It’s highly suitable for food service and commercial drinking water applications because its absorption of a wide variety of contaminants, including MTBE, atrazine, lindane, asbestos, and Particulate I.
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