The Pentek EPM-10 is a 10 micron modified carbon block designed to provide better flow than typical 10 micron carbon filters. It reduces bad taste & odor and chlorine taste & odor, has low pressure drop and is economically priced. The EPM-10 filter cartridges are manufactured using a patented process that yields a cartridge with a nominal 10 micron filtration rating, high porosity and chlorine taste & odor reduction. The high porosity design helps prevent the cartridge from clogging before its adsorption capability is exhausted, maximizing the utilization of the carbon while maintaining low pressure drop. They are also protected by Endurawrap, a uniquely formulated polyolefin bilaminate pre-filter, designed to significantly increase the useful life of the cartridge by trapping sediment that typically plugs carbon block cartridges. They are manufactured entirely from FDA-compliant materials making them an ideal choice for a wide range of residential, food service, commercial and industrial applications.