What are Microns in Water Filters?

  • Filter cartridges for Sediment removal are rated in Microns. A Micron rating for a water filter is a way of indicating the ability of the filter to remove contaminants by the size of the particles. A filter that is marked “5 Microns” has some capability in capturing particles as small as 5 microns.

What is the size of a Micron?

  • Sizes of airborne particles as dust, pollen bacteria, virus and many more. The size of contaminants and particles are usually described in Microns, a metric unit of measure where one micron is one-millionth of a meter.