Chemical Filtration removes dissolved compounds and elements from solution in the aquarium systems water. Aquatic Enterprises incorporates three types of chemical filtration depending on the type of aquarium system. Activated carbon: This removes dissolved solids by trapping them in the pores of the carbon. The carbon adsorbs organic and inorganic substances from the water and has a limited amount of adsorption capacity. The carbon therefore needs to be replaced frequently to ensure clear and odorless water. Oxidation: Oxidation of dissolved organics requires the use of an ozone generator. The ozone generator, when installed correctly, will oxidize dissolved organics and kill bacteria and pathogens. Foam Fractionation (protein skimming): This method of filtration also requires the use of specialized equipment. A foam frationator removes compounds in the water by attracting these compounds to the surface of bubbles which are passing though the fractionator. This removes waste and decreases the demand on the other filters, primarily the biological filter.
The process of filtering the water through a chemical substrate, most often activated carbon, although molecular adsorption pads and resins are also used.
the removal of dissolved compounds from water by foam fractionation or absorption on various media.
These filters use chemical processes to clean the water. Examples are protein skimmers and any filter containing chemical media such as activated carbon, molecular adsorption pads, or resins.
Passing the water through a medium, which adsorbs certain substances in the water.
A process by which water contaminants are attracted to the atomic charge of a filter media and encouraged to break their bond with water molecules.
The use of carbon and other chemical substances to neutralize waste, ammonia, and other dangerous chemicals.
The process of filtering or conditioning the water through chemical substrates, such as activated carbon, zeolite, or peat.
A method of filtration that uses chemical processes to clean the water. Examples of this type include activated carbon and protein skimmers.