• Human interrelationship

    How Often Should I Change My Refrigerator Water Filter?

    If your refrigerator dispenses water, chances are it uses a water filter. And if it’s been a long time since you’ve replaced it, the inside of it may be clogged with some of the gunk. Changing your refrigerator water filter is the kind of routine maintenance that can be easily be ignored, but just like the oil in your car, it’s important to keep a regular schedule. Most manufacturer guidelines recommend that you replace your water filters every six months. Of course, these guidelines are just for broad situations – rather than your specific situation. If your family uses a heavier than average amount of water, your filter could expire…

  • Matter and energy

    Guide to a funnier grill, greener grill

    charcoal is about as simple a pile of grilling fuel as you can buy, but if you aren’t careful you won’t get what you really want and you’ll be back next time to buy another one. If my words hit you, then it’s time to give yourself some more thoughts – Which might suit my needs better? Any unique charcoal alternative that can give me beautiful barbecue experience? Many people are surprised to learn that charcoal isn’t made exclusively from wood.  For those who only have knowledge about wood BBQs, they always find it hard to maintain a consistent level of heat. If the fire dies down, then they risk…

  • Human interrelationship

    Pregnancy and Asthma. What’s the solution?

    Air pollution poses serious health risks to pregnant women and their babies. Pollution particles in the air, chemicals, gases and other air contaminants can affect birth weight and cause other health problems for mothers and babies. Don’t panic. Most (though not all) of the airborne contaminants associated with air purifier can be controlled in the indoor environment by using a high-quality air purifier. Particle air pollution, paint fumes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other forms of pollutants can be controlled indoors through the use of a reliable air purifier. Pregnant women and new mothers who live in areas with high levels of air pollution, for example,  near a freeway…

  • Matter and energy

    How Do I Hang a Carbon Filter On My Own?

    Carbon filters work best when they are suspended high above your grow room near the ceiling. But they can be heavy and bulky to hang, especially if you are on your own. Here we take you through an easy, tried and tested method of hanging a carbon filter solo. Indoor gardeners sometimes use carbon filters to purify the air in and around their gardens. Carbon filters work in partnership with an extraction fan. Organic molecules are adsorbed by the activated carbon inside the filter and the exiting air is purified as a result. Carbon filters are most efficient when positioned above your plants, near the ceiling (the higher the better). But they…

  • Matter and energy

    Why Active Carbon Water Filter

    Is Your Best Choice What’s activated carbon block water filter? How it works and how to choose among options for your specific needs? During water filtration, Activated carbon is often the media used to remove contaminants and impurities. Carbon is probably the most efficient absorbent known to man, and it is unique because of its thousand tiny pores that can absorb. The carbon is positively charged to attract negatively charged impurities such as chlorine, chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Most carbon water filters are either made with granular activated carbon (GAC), or powdered block carbon material. Activated carbon water filters are rated by the size of contaminants they remove.…

  • Ecosystems

    Should I use carbon filtration in freshwater aquariums?

    Using carbon filtration in freshwater aquariums has become one of the hot trends nowadays. However, it’s at the same time a heated controversy. As a spectator, I want to cleat that carbon use is optional and it’s always a personal choice. I have tanks that use carbon and those that don’t. This article is my experience that provides some details about the use of carbon, which may allow aquarists like you to decide if carbon filtration is worth trying or not. Compared to carbon-zero tanks, I realized that carbon removes dissolved organics and toxins. It does it via two ways, adsorption and catalytic reduction. In general, organic particles are removed…

  • Life

    Which type of GAC filter system do I need?

    A filter with granular activated carbon (GAC) is a proven solution to remove certain chemicals (in particular organic chemicals) from water. There are commonly two types of GAC filter system, including a whole-house filter or a point of use filter. Each system has its own features and is used in different applications. Sounds confusing? Don’t worry. Here it’s a guide for to find out your Mr. Filter. There are several factors to consider: The type and amount of contaminants in the water, Other chemicals in the water, Water use, and Exposure pathways that need to be eliminated. For those who have no clue about exposure pathways, exposure pathways are the…