Chlorine is a chemical element that is commonly used by water industry as a common disinfectant. Water suppliers began chlorinating water early in the twentieth century to reduce the spread of water-borne pathogens such as cholera and typhoid fever.
Chlorine evaporates easily, that's why chlorinated water tastes like pool, or worse. Lately, utilities began experimenting with other chemicals that have less offencive smell - chlorine combined with another chemical, such as chloramines, which is a derivative of ammonia. Unfortunately, not only chloramines do not smell as offensively as free chlorine, they are also much harder to filter out.
How to Remove Chlorine from Drinking Water?
Standard Carbon Filters such as Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) or Carbon Block, can eliminate chlorine from drinking water. Carbon Block filters can also eliminate chlorine byproducts, such as chemicals known as THMs. Most our systems use Carbon Block for best filtration capabilities.
How to Remove Chlorine:
1. With a carbon filter
. All our countertop
, under sink and shower filters
eliminate chlorine from drinking water.
2. Chlorine evaporates quickly, so if you don't have a filter handy, you can leave water in open container and it will loose most of its chlorine after a while.