Water filtration media

Premium media for industrial and municipal water filtration


Effective filtration media is key to delivering a steady flow of pure, chemical-free, odorless water. CARBO offers both premium water filtration sand and engineered ceramic filtration media ideally suited for any filtering application.


Water filtration sand

CARBOSAND The purest sand available provides high performance and exceptional value


CARBO high-efficiency filter sand is pure Northern White monocrystalline sand, the highest quality industrial sand available. Its superior quartz structure, with the most uniform size and shape, produces a filter pack with constant density and consistent conductivity throughout for dependable, long-lasting filtration. Routine backwashing is easier, faster and uses less water.


  • Pure Northern White sand
  • The highest strength sand available
  • Superior quartz structure with the most uniform shape and size
  • Meets ANSI/AWWA B100-16 standards
  • All sand lab tested to meet strict CARBO standards for quality and purity
  • Available in grain size distributions of 0.6 - 0.45 mm


  • Colorless, odorless, ecologically safe
  • Resists particle chipping, flaking or crumbling that can clog filter
  • Packs uniformly for thorough, effective filtering
  • No impurities that could cause odors, stains or blockage
  • Sizes available for any filtering application


CARBOBEAD ceramic filtration media

CARBOBEADEngineered to outperform sand in a wide variety of filtration applications


The CARBOBEAD family of high-performance ceramic media technologies is engineered to provide a unique combination of consistent thermal, physical and chemical properties. These characteristics provide economic and performance advantages in a wide variety of applications compared to sand and other competing synthetic media types.


  • Consistent, high-quality, engineered ceramic media
  • Exceptional roundness and sphericity
  • Superior strength and durability
  • Chemically inert, non-hazardous and produces no respirable silica dust
  • Cost effective alternative to sand and competing ceramic media
  • Available in a range of sizes and densities


  • Spherical, identical size beads pack precisely for uniform filter pack density, conductivity and unmatched performance
  • Beads will not chip or crumble under pressure, so filter performance remains consistent 
  • Environmentally responsible, safe to handle and use with no HSE concerns
  • Longer lasting, requires less maintenance and attention
  • Manufactured sizes ideal for any filtering application

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