A properly working filter is key to the aerosol can disposal system. By making sure your Can-Emitor is equipped with the Standard Carbon Filter and the ColorMatic Filter you will be optimizing the potential of the recycling system. And with low prices between $139.95 and $159.00 each, American Gas Products is the filter distributor of choice of many.
Each of these filters (the Standard Carbon – Part No. 28197 / 2001; the ColorMatic – Part No. 28224 / 2009) has a structure consisting of two components. The bottom part contains the coalescing equipment. This does the job of collecting the microscopic airborne liquids from the gas, combining them into droplets which then amass in the filter chamber. The upper part contains the activated carbon absorbs the hydrocarbons from the aerosol and eliminates the odor from the gas that passes through the bottom coalescing portion.
These filters are so effective – hydrocarbon emissions tend to be 75% below the OSHA STEL limits!
So how do you decide between the ColorMatic Filter (Part No. 28224 / 2009) and the Standard Carbon Filter (the Standard Carbon – Part No. 28197 / 2001)?
The feature that differentiates the two is how you track when the filter needs to be recycled. With the Standard Carbon, the number of aerosol cans being disposed of needs to be counted. Once you’ve reached the limit it’s time to order a new filter at American Gas Products (714-235-6007). If you order the ColorMatic Filter, no counting is needed. Just wait for the magenta carbon element to change to black. When this happens it’s time to replace your disposal unit filter.