Carbon filters are used to adsorb both organic and inorganic molecules that cause odors or tastes and many VOCs, petrochemical and toxic compounds as well. Whether the activated carbon is in granule, powder or fused block form, it will act as a granular media filter removing suspended solids that can blind the filter before all the adsorptions sites are filled with the molecules it was intended to remove. Orival filters are used to remove those suspended solids so the carbon adsorption sites can be fully utilized. Orival filters installed downstream of carbon filters prevent carbon particles from plugging process nozzles or entering final products such as beverages or food items.