Carbon and KDF Capabilities

Water Filtration Data: KDF 85, KDF 55 and Carbon

The following table specifies what contaminants WaterMan

R
indicates the KDF or CARBON removes better than 50% when contamination is 2 times the amount allowed.
E
indicates the pollutant is eliminated more than 90%
KDF 85 for well water KDF 55 for home whole house Activated Carbon Combined effect of KDF and carbon
METALS (SOLUBLE SALTS)
Aluminum R R NO R
Arsenic R R NO R
Barium E E NO E
Cadmium E E NO E
Chromium E E NO E
Copper E E NO E
Iron E E NO E
Lead E E NO E
Manganese E E NO E
Mercury E E NO E
Nickel E E NO E
Silver E E NO E
Zinc E E NO E
Nitrates E R NO R
OXIDIZING AGENTS
Chlorine E E E E
Chloramines R R R R
Chromates NO NO E E
Permanganate NO NO E E
RADIO NUCLEI
Radon NO NO E E
Radium E E R E
Stronium E E R E
Uranium E E R E
OTHER POLLUTANTS
Cyanide NO NO R R
Sulfides E E R R
Taste R R E E
Odor R R E E
ORGANICS
Benzene NO NO R R
Carbon Tetrachloride NO NO E E
Chlorophenol R R E E
Dichloro Benzene R R E E
Dichloro Ethylene/Prophene E E NO E
Ethyl Benzene NO NO R R
Ethylene Dibromide NO NO E E
Herbicides R R E E
Pesticides R R E E
PCBS R R E E
Phenolies R R E E
THM NO NO E E
Trichlorethane NO NO E E
Trichororethylene NO NO E E
Vinly Chloride NO NO E E
Xylenes NO NO E E
Algae R R NO at 5 micron R
Cysts R R NO at 5 micron R
Spores R R NO at 5 micron R
BIOLOGICAL
Algae R R NO at 5 micron R
Cysts R R NO at 5 micron R
Spores R R NO at 5 micron R
Table obtained from Nontoxic.com.