Originally Posted by Scoot
Originally Posted by BillD
Are you sure about a carbon filter removeing phospahate, and reducing TDS
? That is the first time I have heard of carbon doing either of those.
Yes, in fact - most carbon filters for homes are specifically to reduce chlorine/chloromine - any filtration will reduce TDS
. I'm not sure specifically about phosphate.
The carbon will remove chlorine, but many carbon "blocks" won't really remove chloramines. Just pointing out that "all" carbon filters won't take care of both. If it's an important thing for you, make sure you specifically ask the question of your filter supplier.
Filtration itself may not necessarily reduce TDS
. It all depends on the level of filtration. For example, running 88ppm tap water through my three stage filtration unit gets me 83ppm at the outlet. I guess it IS reduced, but for all practical purposes it's not.
Also - carbon won't get rid of phosphates.