How to Use an Activated Carbon Air Filter Scrubber

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How to Use an Activated Carbon Air Filter Scrubber
A carbon filter can keep a room smelling fresh. (house interior, the room image by Ricardo Verde Costa from

Activated carbon air filter scrubbers are used to remove odours from the air. The are placed in air ducts, or in their own mechanical airflow machine. They are safe for any interior office, home, or other space. Air is brought into the filter, through the carbon cartridge and released, odour-free from the device. Carbon filters can last for years, but will eventually loose their ability to cleanse the air. You must also know how to fill and refill the carbon cartridge, in order to properly use the filter.

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Things you need

  • Filter sheet
  • Filter cartridge
  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Open the cover of the filter. Loosen and remove the screws with a screwdriver. Pull the cover away from the filter body.

  2. 2

    Pull the gasket off of the filter, with your hand.

  3. 3

    Roll the filter sheet into a tight tube.

  4. 4

    Insert the filter sheet into the filter body. Slip it between the HEPA filter, and the carbon filter sheet, in the middle of the filter body.

  5. 5

    Remove the HEPA filter from the filter body. Pull it out with your hand.

  6. 6

    Remove the filter canister from the body. Pull it out by hand.

  7. 7

    Pull the filter slider sheet approximately 6 inches away from the top of the filter body.

  8. 8

    Roll the filter slider sheet into the shape of a funnel, with the widest point at the top, where it has been pulled away from the filter body.

  9. 9

    Roll the replacement sheet into a tube.

  10. 10

    Insert the new filter sheet into the body of the filter -- within the canister -- next to the funnelled filter sheet. Widen it's funnel shape until it touches the walls of the filter.

  11. 11

    Replace the HEPA filter to the location from which you removed it.

  12. 12

    Replace the filter cover. Tighten the screws that hold it in place.

  13. 13

    Insert the filter into the filter housing, of the duct.

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