- PB1 Carbon Block - 0.5 Micron - Matrikx
Lead, Cyst, Chlorine Taste & Odor Reduction Filter!
Matrikx Pb1 Carbon Blocks are perfect for residential or commercial water treatment systems. Providing excellent removal of lead and cysts, the 0.5 micron carbon block also performs very well at chlorine odor, taste, and VOC removal from water. For the best results using the proper flow rates through the Matrikx Pb1 filters is essential. The 2.5" x 10" model is compatible BRS RO/DI units and also other standard sizes of RO/DI systems on the market today.
Four Sizes Available:
- 2.5" X 10" (standard size)
- 2.5" x 20"
- 4.5" x 10"
- 4.5" x 20"
The filters are made with activated carbon particles that are fused into a uniform cylindrical block that uses a radial flow design for ultimate absorption and holding characteristics. Pb1 filters have a good pressure drop resistance allowing you to use them until their filtration capacity is reached instead of when they clog. Unlike loose activated carbon cartridges, Matrikx carbon blocks do not channel or bypass because of the uniformity and quality control during the manufacturing process.
Note: we do suggest using a high quality 1 micron sediment filter before the Pb1 Carbon Block to ensure proper longevity.
Matrikx Pb1 Features:
- No Channeling
- No Fluidizing
- No Bypassing
- No Loose Fines
- Lowest Extractables
- Maximum Fouling Resistance
- Made using FDA Compliant Materials
- 0.5 Micron Nominal Rating
- 1 MIcron Absolute Rating
For suggested flow rates see spec sheet below
A bit pricy but not bad By Alex on 2/24/2020Alex would recommend this product to a friendDue the pore size I put a 1 micron carbon block in front of the .5 micron filter and haven't had any issues.
Kills RO Volume By Robin on 7/18/2019Robin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI got one of these to replace the last no-name brand carbon block I’d previously bought in bulk. I had just moved and took the opportunity to replace all the media in my 6 stage RO/DI unit. I hooked up the unit for the first time in the new place and it began to produce water. Initially the flow seemed fine. I went back 30 minutes later and the water coming out had slowed to a trickle. Another half hour later and it was dripping out at the same rate you would drip acclimate me livestock.
I spent the next 3 weeks systematically trying to troubleshoot this problem. I bought a new pressure gauge to check the feed water psi. It was between 40-50. Not great, but fine. I bought a new membrane and even took the entire system apart to check for a clog. Nothing.
As a last resort I began removing the filter cartridges one by one. It wasn’t the sediment filter. It wasn’t the GAC cartridge. Then I pulled the Matrix pB1 carbon block. Bingo! As soon as I turned the water on it became clear this carbon block was the problem.
I have since replaced it with a second GAC cartridge and the flow is still fine. This cartridge might be OK if your water pressure is 70 or higher, but for me it was not worth the hassle or expense it took to find out it was the cause of the problem
Strange - caused massive leaking. By Fishbulb on 12/31/2018Fishbulb wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI used this filter to replace a CTO Plus cartridge thinking it might be better. Immediately the housing started leaking badly at the threads. I tried 3 times to reseat the filter and it leaked tremendously. I hand tightened the housing, tried giving it an extra nudge with the filter wrench and nothing worked. Just leaked everywhere. I removed the filter and reseated the housing and no more leaking. I replaced the filter with a CTO Plus carbon block and no more leaking. This is going in the trash unfortunately and I have an extra one as well. Glad I didn't buy in bulk.
Great carbon block! By Harry on 10/24/2018Harry would recommend this product to a friendI installed one of these as the 3rd prefilter on my 7 stage system and it significantly lowered the TDS that was going to the membrane.
My setup is:
1 micron carbon block
This new .5 micron carbon block
Mixed bed resin (color changing)