Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication


G08-1489 Drinking Water Treatment: Activated Carbon Filtration

Bruce Dvoark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sharon Skipton, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Document Type Article

© 2008, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. All rights reserved.


Activated carbon filtration can effectively reduce certain organic compounds and chlorine in drinking water. It can also reduce the quantity of lead, dissolved radon, and harmless taste- and odor-causing compounds. This 2008 NebGuide discusses the principles, processes and requirements of activated carbon filtration systems for the domestic (household) user.