Carbon Filtration for Pretreatment of Water - Pharmaceutical Grade Water Purification

MECO carbon filtration systems are designed for the removal of chlorines or chloramines from various water sources used in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences manufacturing industries. The MECO carbon filtration system is offered as a pretreatment process which strips the water of chlorine or chloramine before the water enters into a reverse osmosis membrane, multiple effect or vapor compression distiller. Carbon filters can be provided individually or as part of a total water treatment solution. MECO Industrial Carbon filters are designed specifically for your application using fiberglass, PVC, or stainless steel in the materials of construction. Dependent on your effluent water quality required and feed water analysis, a MECO representative will recommend the best solution for your pure water needs. Furthermore, each filter can be equipped with the MECO smartANALYTICS® package, a system of features that provides even greater value.


Technical Data
CF1212 [305]2-6 [8-23]
CF1818 [457]4-15 [15-57]
CF2424 [610]6-26 [23-98]
CF3030 [762]10-42 [38-159]
CF3636 [914]14-61 [53-231]
CF4242 [1067]19-84 [72-318]
CF4848 [1219]25-111 [95-420]
CF5454 [1372]32-142 [121-538]
CF6060 [1524]39-177 [148-670]
CF6666 [1676]48-216 [182-818]
CF7272 [1829]57-260 [216-984]
CF7878 [1981]66-309 [250-1170]
CF8484 [2134]77-362 [291-1370]
CF9090 [2286]88-420 [333-1590]
CF9696 [2438]101-483 [382-1828]
CF102102 [2591]113-551 [428-2086]
CF108108 [2743]127-624 [481-2362]
CF114114 [2896]142-702 [538-2657]
CF120120 [3048]157-786 [594-2975]

Notes: Vessels up to 48’ (1219 mm) in diameter are available in fiberglass. All vessels are available in carbon steel lined with Plasite 7159 and 316L stainless steel. Piping on fiberglass and carbon steel vessels is available in PVC, CPVC and 316L stainless steel. Piping on 316L stainless steel vessels is available in 316L stainless steel.

  • Available individually or as part of a total water treatment solution 
  • Full scope of materials of construction for any application — fiberglass, PVC, CPVC, lined carbon steel and stainless steel 
  • Flexibility in controls: independent or part of a central control system 
  • Efficient component layout allows for ease of maintenance and calibration 
  • Customizable to customer specifications for valves, instruments and other mechanical components 
  • Optional complete validation package with IQ/OQ protocol execution 
  • Supported by MECO 24-hour customer service 
  • Backed by warranty 
  • Valve nest or multi-port configurations 
  • Reduced number of terminal points 
  • Reduces site piping costs and time 
  • Conservative flux rates 
  • Improved performance for chlorinated or chloraminated influent 
  • Generous freeboard 
  • Reduces carbon loss during backwash 
  • Specialized distributor and underdrain design 
  • Ensures proper flow distribution 
  • No downstream resin trap or filter required 
  • Heat sanitizable: hot water or steam arrangements available 
  • Optional PLC based controls 
  • Pneumatic panel houses all pneumatic components  
  • Premium valves and instruments 
  • Polypropylene or stainless steel air lines 
  • Stainless steel hardware 


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Benefits to Biopharmaceutical Carbon Filtration Systems

Using a carbon filtration system in your pretreatment processes for your pure water production needs can provide a tremendous number of advantages and improve the quality of your product. One of the most important features of a carbon filter system is the removal of chlorines or chloramines to prevent degradation of the membranes in reverse osmosis systems or chloride stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel components in distillers. Having a MECO carbon filter in your pretreatment process allows for a cost effective and reliable solution for the production of Purified Water, Highly Purified Water and Water for Injection (WFI) that meets or exceeds industry requirements.