Granular activated carbon water filter cartridge (best 2022)

A granular activated carbon water filter cartridge is a water filtration media that is used in water treatment systems such as whole house water filters, under sink water filters, reverse osmosis systems, water filter pitchers, and countertop water filters.

In short, is known as GAC.

A granular activated carbon water filter cartridge is a type of carbon filter made from grounded carbon powder.

It is commonly used as a post filter/polish filter to provide final polishing before the filtered water is delivered to the faucet.

What does a granular activated carbon water filter cartridge remove?

GAC is used to remove any taste and odor from water.

When to replace Granular activated carbon water filter

The GAC water filter cartridge is replaced every 6 months.

Granular activated carbon water filter cartridge reviews

Big blue Granular activated carbon

  1. Pentek – 155247-43 RFC-20BB Carbon Filter (20″ x 4.5″), 25 Micron (big blue)
Pentair Pentek RFC-20BB Big Blue Carbon Water Filter

The Pentek 25-micron carbon filter measures 20″ x 4.5″. The size fits most standard 20-inch Big Blue housings.

It is effective in removing chlorine, taste, and odor.

Pentair Pentek big blue is available in sizes of 2.5″ x 20″, 25 Micron, 4.5″ x 10″, 25 Micron and 4.5″ x 20″, 25 Micron.

  1. Aquaboon Premium Big Blue Whole House Coconut Shell Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Water Filter Replacement Cartridge
Aquaboon Premium  Big Blue Whole House Coconut Shell Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Water Filter Replacement Cartridge

Aquaboon Coconut Shell Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Water Filter Replacement Cartridge measures 20” by 4.5” that fits all standard 20″ Big Blue housings.

The product must be replaced once or twice times a year / 5000 gallons @ 1 PPM Chlorine.

This filter is capable of removing volatile organic compounds, pesticides, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, and odor.


  1. Express Water Granular Activated Carbon Replacement Filter
Express Water Granular Activated Carbon Replacement Filter

Specification 

  • Size: 4.5” x 20”
  • Filtration Size: 5 Micron
  • Max PSI: 80psi
  • Max Temperature: 100°F (38°C)
  • Material: Polypropylene Shell and Coconut Husk Carbon
  • Life Cycle: 6 months or earlier depending on the quality of your incoming water

Express Water Granular Activated Carbon Replacement Filter measures 4.5” x 20” inch that fit all standard 4.5” x 20” whole home water filter system housings

The GAC replacement filter life cycle is 6 – 12 months.

The GAC removes major water contaminants like Chlorine, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Pharmaceuticals, Turbidity, Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC), Herbicides, Industrial Solvents, Insecticides, Pesticides, and Chemicals causing bad tastes, odors, and more.

It is made of FDA-approved food-grade material. The outer layer is 100% pure polypropylene and is finished with a thermally bonded cap and industrial sealed silicon ring.

The express water GAC filter is Compatible with systems such as 3M, APEC, Aqua-Pure, Aquasana, Culligan, Costway, DuPont, GE, Geekpure, Glacier Bay, Global Water, Olympia, Pentek, Smart Aqua Life, The Perfect Water, US Aqua, and Whirlpool.

The Express GAC water filter is available in a pack of two, five, ten, 25, and 50.

  1. Pentair Pentek GAC-5 Under-the-Counter Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Cartridge
Pentair Pentek GAC-5 Under-the-Counter Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Cartridge

Pentair Pentek GAC-5 is 2.5″ x 5” and fits a 5-inch housing.

Pentair Pentek GAC-10 Under-the-Counter Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)

Pentair Pentek GAC-10 Under-the-Counter Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)

Pentair Pentek GAC-10 is 2.5″ x 10” and fits a 10-inch housing.

Pentair Pentek GAC-20 Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Cartridge

Pentair Pentek GAC-20 Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Cartridge

Pentair Pentek GAC-20 is 2.5″ x 20” and fits a 20-inch housing.

  1. Ronaqua Granular Activated Carbon Water Filter Cartridge
Ronaqua Granular Activated Carbon Water Filter Cartridge

This cartridge fits a 10-inch housing and is ideal for the standard reverse osmosis filtration system.

It also fits modelss such as Everpure EV910811 CGT-10, AquaPure AP117, Cuno CFS117, American Plumber WCC 155155-51, Dupont WFPFC9001, GE GX1S01R, Omni GAC1, WHKF-GAC, Hydronix HDG-P117, HydroCure PC 36599, Pentek GAC-10, and 3M AP117.

The filter is wrapped and sealed and meets NSF (National Science Foundation) Standards and Regulations

It lasts after treating 12,000 gallons of water, which is normally a period of four months.

The GAC filter helps remove and reduce iron, manganese, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, herbicides, pesticides, as well as other industrial chemicals.

This filter is available in packs of two, four, six, and twenty-five.

Ronaqua is also available in sizes 10″ x 4.5″  Ronaqua 10″ Big Granular Activated Carbon Filter Cartridge

  1. APEC 20″ Whole House High Flow GAC Carbon Replacement Water Filter (FI-CAB20-BB)
APEC 20" Whole House High Flow GAC Carbon Replacement Water Filter (FI-CAB20-BB)

This is an Apec 20″ Whole House GAC Carbon Replacement Water Filter that treats up to 100,000 gallons of water.

The filter helps remove chlorine, taste, odor, and organic compounds.

APEC 10″ Whole House High Flow GAC Carbon Replacement Water Filter (FI-CAB10-BB)

  1. Home Master CFRFGAC20-20BB Radial Flow GAC 20 Micron Replacement Water Filter
Home Master CFRFGAC20-20BB Radial Flow GAC 20 Micron Replacement Water Filter

Home Master Granular Activated Carbon 20 Micron Replacement Water Filter help reduce chlorine and chemical.

The filter has a lifecycle of 100,000-Gallon or 1 year

Home Master CFKDF85GCC-20BB Granular Catalytic Carbon KDF85 Filter

  1. Filtrete Large Capacity Granulated Activated Carbon Filter 4WH-HDGAC-F01.
Filtrete 4WH-HDGAC-F01 Large Capacity Granulated Activated Carbon Whole House Water Filter

Filtrete Granulated Activated Carbon is NSF certified to standard 42.

It helps reduce chlorine taste and odor, sand, soil, rust, and sediment.

Filtrete 4WH-HDGAC-F01 is a sump-style filter that is compatible with whole-house sump-style systems.

Replace the filter every 3 months.

  1. iSpring FG15 GAC Granular Activated Carbon
iSpring FG15 GAC Granular Activated Carbon

iSpring FG15 GAC Granular Activated Carbon is made from coconut shell carbon and individually wrapped.

The filter is best for removing chlorine and organic chemicals.

It is sized 2.5″x10″ and 5 microns.

  1. Aquaboon Granular Activated Carbon Water Filter Replacement
Aquaboon Granular Activated Carbon Water Filter Replacement

The Aquaboon granular activated carbon water filter is sized at 2.5” x 10”.

Replace the filter every 6 months.

It is available in a pack of five.

  1. Pro water Granular Activated Carbon GAC Filter Cartridge Single
Pro water Granular Activated Carbon GAC Filter Cartridge Single

The Pro water granular activated carbon GAC filter cartridge is size 2.5×20, 10 microns.

The 20-inch is compatible with most standard 20-inch housings.

It is made of porous carbon media meaning it is designed for maximum adsorption.

This filter is capable of removing chlorine, sediment, taste, and odor, as well as volatile compounds.

  1. Denali Pure Brand Granular Activated Carbon Filter 
Denali Pure Brand Granular Activated Carbon Filter 

This is a 10-inch GAC replacement filter for the GE single-stage drinking water filtration unit.

It is replaced every 3-6 months.

The Denali pure GAC filter helps reduce chlorine, fine sediment, odor, silt, and rust.

More Denali

Denali Pure Brand  Granular Activated Carbon Filter- Denali Pure Brand

 Compatible with OmniFilter Water Filter Unit – Model U25

Denali Pure 6-Pack Granular Activated Carbon Filter

  1. CFS Granular Activated Carbon Filter
CFS Granular Activated Carbon Filter

CFS CCI10CLW12 granular activated carbon filter is 10 inches and capable of removing chlorine, fine sediment, odor, silt, and rust.

The filter is NSF certified.

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