ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filters
for Chloramine Reduction
economical and highly effective Centaur catalytic carbon filters designed specifically for the removal of chloramine
HomePlus ClearPlus™ Series Centaur
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- Description & Benefits
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Description & Benefits - Highly-Effective Chloramine Reduction
ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filters are an economical and highly effective choice for the removal chloramine, chlorine, disinfection by-products (including trihalomethanes [THMs]), bad tastes and odors, and a wide range of organic contaminants.
ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filters deliver refreshing clean water to every faucet in your home. They also protect your skin and hair from the damaging effects of chlorine.
While ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filters are most often used to treat city water treated with chloramines, they can also be used to treat well water, rainwater, and surface water (lakes, streams, and rivers) that are microbiologically safe. They are a great solution for general taste and odor problems, and have a higher capacity for the removal of natural organic matter than standard carbon filters. A UV sterilizer should be installed after the ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Filter if it is used on a water source with uncertain microbiological quality. While Centaur catalytic carbon is often recommended for the removal of hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg) odor, there are longer-lasting solutions available for this particular problem - see hydrogen sulfide solutions here.
We use only the original Centaur-brand catalytic carbon from the market leader, Calgon®. Others have tried to copy its effectiveness, but nothing outperforms the original! It is NSF/ANSI Standard 61 validated for your assurance of its purity and safety, and it's made in the USA! Ask our competitors where they get their carbon...
- Far superior chloramine removal and media life as compared to traditional carbon filters
- Enhanced removal of natural organic matter
- Refreshing, great tasting water from every faucet - no more chloramine smell and taste!
- No filter cartridges to replace!
- Cost-effective and long-lasting media
- Simple, automated periodic backwash keeps the media clean and operating efficiently
- Simple operation with no day-to-day maintenance
- Brand-name digital control valve (Fleck 5800SXT) with simple programming and operation
- Great warranty (5 years on control valve, 10 years on tank)
- Bypass included
Ideal for the removal of chloramine and trace organic contaminants in city water:
- removes chloramine
- removes bad tastes and odors
- removes disinfection byproducts
- Better tasting coffee, tea, juice
- No chlorine residual on fruit & veggies
- Pure flavors from foods
- Refreshing and great tasting water
- No chloramine or byproducts
- Bottled water quality for pennies
ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter systems are designed to backwash periodically to eject trapped sediment and particulates and to prevent channeling that could reduce system performance. Accordingly, the control valve is connected to a drain, and the backwash water (together with the rejected contaminants) is simply discharged to the drain during the backwash process. The backwash process is usually done once per week and is controlled by the Fleck 5800 SXT digital control valve. The process is generally programmed to occur in the middle of the night when you are not likely to be using any water, but can be adjusted to suit your water usage habits if required. In a typical residential application, the carbon media should be replaced approximately every 5 years to maintain optimal performance.
The Chloramine Challenge / Problem...
Chloramine is a disinfectant used by many cities and water districts to sterilize water. It is an alternative to chlorine. The use of chloramine has increased dramatically in recent years due in large part to the fact that it maintains its sterilization capacity longer (less likely than chlorine to degrade or dissipate - it is more stable), and it is less likely to form harmful disinfection by-products like trihalomethanes. It is estimated that close to 30% of municipal water treatment plants now use chloramine instead of chlorine.
Chemically, chloramine is a formed by mixing chlorine and ammonia; however, chloramines actually exist in several different states within treated drinking water, so they are commonly just referred to as "chloramines." Chloramines are weaker disinfectants than free chlorine. Accordingly, larger quantities are often required to achieve the same sterilization effect. There is widespread concern that chloramine, like chlorine, is toxic and could have similar adverse health effects. For this reason, chloramine use is closely regulated. However, a growing number of scientists and health practitioners are sounding the alarm about ingesting even low levels of chlorine and chloramine and showering/bathing in chlorinated or chloramine-treated water.
The problem with chloramines is that, unlike chlorine, they are not adequately removed by traditional activated carbon filters. It is not that standard carbon filters are incapable of removing chloramine, but the contact time required is typically far more than is provided for in most standard residential systems. Specialized catalytic carbon reduces the contact time necessary for satisfactory removal, making it a more practical choice for chloramine treatment. ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filters are designed specifically for chloramine removal (but they also make great chlorine filters too!).
How ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filters Work
The heart of our ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter systems is their catalytic granular activated carbon (GAC) media. Carbon has a long history of being used to absorb impurities, and is perhaps the most powerful absorbent known to man. One pound of carbon contains a surface area of roughly 125 acres and can absorb literally thousands of different chemicals. However, as you might expect, not all activated carbon is created equal, nor are all carbons equally effective in removing contaminants from water. Their effectiveness is determined by the size of the carbon granules, the source of the carbon, its purity, the process by which it was made, and of course, how it is applied. The removal of chloramines, which are composed of both chlorine and ammonia, is greatly enhanced when highly specialized catalytically-activated carbon is used.
We use only the very best brand-name, NSF/ANSI Standard 61 validated, virgin Centaur catalytic carbon from Calgon®. It is made in the USA! Ask our competitors where they get their carbon.... Often imitated, but never equalled, Calgon® Centaur is the original and market-leading catalytic carbon that others strive to match.
Calgon®'s Centaur catalytic granular activated carbon (GAC) is a bitumous coal derived carbon that has been manufactured to exhibit catalytic functionality for enhanced removal of chlormines and hydrogen sulfide (H2S).
The removal of contaminants by granular activated carbon occurs as a result of:
Catalytic Reduction - Upon contact with catalytically activated carbon, the chloramine bonds between chlorine and ammonia are broken and chlorine is catalytically reduced to harmless chloride ions. This process is very rapid and does not use up the capacity of the carbon, thereby leaving it free for the removal of other contaminants and allowing for a very long filter life.
Adsorption - Organic contaminants that cause bad taste and odors, along with most chemical contaminants, are adsorbed onto the media surface as a result of an electro-chemical attraction. As noted above, activated carbon has a massive surface area available for adsorption.
Mechanical Filtration - Particulates, dirt, and sediment get physically removed from the water since they can't fit through the spaces between the granules. Filtration down to a level of about 30-50 microns is generally possible.
The water flow path through our ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter systems is downflow. This provides optimal filtration. ClearPlus systems are designed to backwash periodically to eject trapped sediment and particulates, so there are no filters to replace. This process also prevents channeling within the media bed that could reduce system performance over time. The backwash function is completely automated and controlled by the Fleck 5800 control valve - the "brains" of the system. The control valve is connected to a drain and the backwash water (together with the rejected sediment) is simply discharged to the drain during the backwash process. The backwash is generally programmed to occur in the middle of the night when you are not likely to be using any water, but can be adjusted to suit your water usage habits if required.
The carbon media has a long service life, generally about 5 years. It can be replaced in about half an hour without any plumbing knowledge or special experience - anyone can do it. There is no need to replace filter cartridges every few months, saving you time and money!
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Series Catalytic Carbon Filters
Series Catalytic Carbon Filters
|Valve:||Fleck 5800 SXT||Fleck 5800 XTR2|
|Display:||Digital w/ Large LCD Screen||Large Full COLOR Touch Screen|
|Backwash Control:||Time Based||Time Based or Water Volume Based|
|Flow Meter / Consumption Data:||--|
|Leak Detection Alarm:||--|
up to 3.5 gallons / minute
up to 4.5 gallons / minute
|1 - 2 Bathrooms
up to 5.5 gallons / minute
|2 - 3 Bathrooms
up to 8 gallons / minute
|3 - 4 Bathrooms
up to 9 gallons / minute
|4 - 5 Bathrooms
up to 10 gallons / minute
|1 - 2
|2 - 3
|3 - 4
|4 - 5
|Tank Diameter (Inches):||8||9||10||12||13||14|
|Total Height (Inches):||53||57||63||61||63||74|
|Approx. Installation Space
Required (W x D x H"):
|8 x 12 x 53||9 x 12 x 57||10 x 12 x 63||12 x 12 x 61||13 x 13 x 63||14 x 14 x 74|
|Carbon Volume (Cubic Feet):||0.75||1.0||1.5||2.0||2.5||3.0|
Flow Rate (GPM):
|Maximum (Peak) Service
Flow Rate (GPM):
|3.5||4.5||5.5||8.0||9.0||10.0||Backwash Flow Rate
@ 40F (GPM):
|3.5||4.5||6.0||8.0||9.0||10.0||Backwash Flow Rate
@ 70F (GPM):
|ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter Specifications:|
|Control Valve:||Fleck 5800 SXT|
|Inlet/Outlet Connections:||1" MNPT|
|Drain Connection:||1/2" FNPT|
|Operating Temperature:||36F to 100F (2 to 38C)|
|Operating Pressure:||20 to 90 psi (1.4 to 6.2 bar)|
|Replacement Media:||Calgon® Centaur|
|Typical Media Life:||5 Years|
Installation / Manuals
We have designed our ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter systems for ease of installation. We provide a bypass valve with each system. The bypass valve has male 1" NPT threaded fittings. If your pipe diameter is different, you can connect to the bypass with simple adapters available at any hardware store. The drain line connection is female 1/2" NPT.
The ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter system is generally designed to be the first stage of treatment in any water treatment system. It is generally installed after the pressure tank (or pressure booster, if applicable), but before all other water treatment equipment.
We recommend that ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter systems be installed by a licensed plumber, however, your warranty is valid as long as your system is installed in accordance with local plumbing codes and the Owner's Manual.
Only the best components go into our ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter systems. They are sourced from some of the leading manufacturers in the business, and assembled at our factory in Canada. You can be assured that only the finest materials have gone into the manufacture of all ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter systems and that the materials used are safe for potable water contact. The following is a list of key system components:
|Item||Manufacturer||Material Safety Validations|
|Valve & Bypass Assembly||Pentair PLC
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Made in USA
|NSF/ANSI Standard 44
NSF/ANSI Standard 372
|Media Tank||Pentair PLC
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Made in USA
|NSF/ANSI Standard 42|
|Carbon Media||Calgon Carbon Corporation
Moon Township, PA, USA
Made in USA
|NSF/ANSI Standard 61|
ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter systems are backed by a comprehensive warranty program.
Subject to the limitations noted below, ClearPlus™ Series Centaur Catalytic Carbon Filter components are warranted by HomePlus Products Inc. to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the following periods:
Fleck 5800 SXT Control Valve: 5 Years*
Media Tank: 10 Years
All Other Components (except as noted**): 1 Year
*Note: Piston seals are considered a wear and tear item and require regularly scheduled maintenance and replacement, usually every 3-5 years. They are warranted for a period of 1 year.
**Note: Due to the wide variety of potential feed water conditions, there is no warranty on the carbon media or underbed gravel.
The term of these warranties begins on the date of delivery of the product to the customer and continues until the earlier of:
- the end of the warranty term noted above; or
- the date in which the product(s) is/are removed from the original location of installation; or
- the date in which the original purchaser sells or otherwise transfers ownership of the home in which the product(s) was/were originally installed.
Only products purchased from an Authorized Dealer or HomePlus Products Inc. directly are eligible for this warranty. The products must have been installed and operated accordance with the instructions and operating conditions stated in the Owner's Manual.
Customer must register his or her warranty with HomePlus products Inc. within 90 days of original purchase for the warranty to remain valid.
This warranty applies only in Canada and the United States of America.
In the event that a part is deemed defective, the user must immediately inform HomePlus Products Inc. who will furnish a replacement part at no cost to the user. HomePlus' obligation to the customer shall be limited to the replacement of the defective part by prepaid standard freight to the original point of installation. Expedited shipping is available at the discretion and cost of the customer. When required, the return of defective parts to HomePlus is the responsibility of the customer.
This warranty does not cover any labour costs including labour costs related to troubleshooting, repair, installation, or maintenance.
This warranty does not apply to the following situations: misuse; normal wear and tear; neglect; unauthorized repair or damage caused through installation, adaptation, or modification; use in an improper manner or manner inconsistent with the manufacturer's installation, operating, and maintenance instructions; misapplication; wear or deterioration due to environmental conditions; damage occurring during transit; mishandling; improper storage; incorrect supply of water; tampering or alteration; fire, freezing; Act of god; or any cause beyond the control of HomePlus Products Inc.
The original warranty period does not change in the event of part replacement by HomePlus Products Inc.
This warranty is issued exclusively to the original consumer purchaser of record so long as the product remains installed in the original location of installation, and is not transferable.
The provisions of the foregoing warranties are in lieu of any other warranty, whether expressed or implied, written or oral (including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). HomePlus Product Inc.'s liability arising out of the manufacture, sale, or supplying of the products or their use or disposition, whether based upon warranty, contract, tort, or otherwise, shall not exceed the actual purchase price paid by the authorized distributor or consumer for the product. In no event shall HomePlus Products Inc. be liable to the distributor or any other person or entity for special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (including, but not limited to, property loss, loss of incomes, or loss of use damages) arising out of the manufacture, sale, or supplying of the products, even if HomePlus Products Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses. These warranties are governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and may change without notice.
To report a warranty problem with your system or request warranty service, please call HomePlus Products Inc. Toll free: 1-866-376-2690
Calgon® is a registered trademark Calgon Carbon Corporation.