Resin & MediaThis Pentek WS-10 water softening filter cartridge reduces hardness minerals and scale deposits in low flow rate residential and commercial applications. It is made of sodium-based, non-solvent rinsed ion-exchange softening resin that meets Food and Drug Administration standards, and there are polypropylene pre- and post-filters to reduce the possibility of water bypassing the resin. The cartridge has a capacity of 750 grains, a recommended flow rate of 1.9 litres per minute (lpm), and a maximum operating temperature of 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C). This water softening filter cartridge is used for treatment of residential and commercial water.
Recommended flow rate
100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C)
Maximum dimensions (H x W)
9-3/4 x 2-5/8 inches (248 x 67 mm)
H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Water filters remove undesirable particles, chemicals, and microorganisms from water by means of a semipermeable barrier, adsorption, or biological processes. They are made of densely packed synthetic or natural fibers that trap suspended particles, materials that block microbes or adsorb unwanted chemicals, or substances that cause a chemical change, such as acid neutralization. For most residential, commercial, and industrial applications, water filters are manufactured in the form of replaceable cartridges that fit inside permanent housings. Filtration systems typically consist of a series of two or more types of filters, each designed to remove different contaminants. The performance of filters is measured by the minimum particle size that is blocked, the percentage of particles or microorganisms that are removed, the downstream concentration of unwanted chemicals, the maximum flow rate, and the amount of water that can be filtered before the filter must be replaced. Water filters are used in a wide range of applications, including drinking water purification, swimming pools, industrial processes, and irrigation, among others.
Pentair manufactures industrial, commercial, and residential water filtration components and systems. The company, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards 9001 and 14001 for quality assurance.