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Pentair EP 5 Micron Carbon-Briquette Cartridge

by Pentair

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.

This Pentek EP carbon filter cartridge reduces fine sediment and chlorine taste and odor in residential and commercial drinking water. It has a nominal (85%) filtration rating of 5 microns. The filter will reduce free available chlorine (FAC) at 2 parts per million (ppm) by at least 90% in up to 6,000 gallons at a flow rate of 1 gallon per minute (gpm). This cartridge is made of bonded powdered activated carbon (PAC) filter media wrapped in a polyolefin pre-filter with polyethylene outer netting. The nitrile butadiene rubber (Buna-N) gaskets seal the cartridge against the housing (sold separately). The cartridge has an initial pressure drop of 3.4 pounds per square inch (psi) at a flow rate of 1 gallon per minute (gpm), and operates over a temperature range of 40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C). The EP carbon block filter cartridge meets National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute (NSF/ANSI) standard 42 for quality assurance, and is used for purification of residential and commercial drinking water.


Nominal filtration rating
5 microns

Initial pressure drop at 1 gpm
3.4 psi

Chlorine reduction capacity
6,000 gallons at 1 gpm

Temperature range
40 to 180 degrees F (4.4 to 82.2 degrees C)

Maximum dimensions (H x W)
9-3/4 x 2-7/8 inches (248 x 73 mm)

Materials certification
NSF/ANSI standard 42

Box Quantities

10" - 12pcs
20" - 6pcs
30" - 12pcs
40" - 6pcs
10" Big Blue - 4pcs
20" Big Blue - 4pcs