System provides up to 100,000 gallon capacity, approximately one year cartridge life, under most water quality conditions
Scale Inhibition system also helps protect water-using appliances and piping from scale build up and corrosion
Non-woven activated carbon pleat media reduces particulates down to 5 microns nominal at 10 gallons per minute
Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) design allows for fast and easy cartridge change-outs without a filter wrench
1" NPT 304 Stainless Steel Head helps provide corrosion resistance, and long life
We designed the 3M Aqua-Pure Whole House Sanitary Quick Change Water Filter System AP904 as an activated carbon filter system with a nominal heavy duty particulate reduction rating of 5 microns and 100,000 gallon capacity. It reduces sediment, and chlorine taste and odor. We also combine scale inhibition media to help prevent scale build-up and corrosion in hot water-using appliances and pipes.
The 3M Aqua-Pure Whole House Sanitary Quick Change Water Filter System AP904 helps to reduce sediment and chlorine taste and odor, as well as scale in pipes and hot water using appliances. This scale inhibition feature uses polyphosphates in minute quantity to bind calcium and magnesium hardness minerals, preventing them from precipitating out and building up on metallic surfaces. Polyphosphates also coat metal surfaces to inhibit corrosion. 1” inlet and outlet connections give you easy installation and high flow rates up to 10 gpm/3.8 lpm.
The AP904 system provides up to 10 gpm/3.8 lpm flow rate to meet the needs of most residential requirements and is effective for both chlorinated (municipal) and non-chlorinated (well water) systems. Our innovative Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) design allows for convenient cartridge change-outs without having to contact the filter media or the need for a filter wrench. Just a 1/4 turn is all it takes to remove the old and replace with the new. Our Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) is one of the industry's most advanced whole house water filtration system features for this application and also minimizes contact with the filter media.
Just Add Water
We manufacture the AP904 system with a stainless steel head assembly that includes an integral mounting bracket. The 304 stainless steel NPT head is a corrosion resistant material that gives you long service life.
Inlet and outlet plumbing connections are 1" NPT
System rated maximum operating pressure of 125 psi (862 kPa) and operating temperature of 100°F/37.8°C
Maximum flow rate is up to 20 gpm/75.7 lpm*
Non-woven pleat media surrounding activated carbon block reduces particulates down to 5 microns nominal at 10 gallons per minute
Cartridges are sanitary in design, requiring no contact with the filter media during cartridge change-out
The AP917HD-S, the replacement cartridges for the 3M Aqua-Pure AP904 water filter system, needs to be replaced once a year or after 100,000 gallons, however, the filter may need to be replaced sooner depending on your water quality.
About Carbon Filtration
In many filtration applications, carbon is often the preferred media of choice to absorb certain impurities and one of the most powerful absorbents available. Carbon is highly effective due to the vast surface area contained within a small footprint. One pound of carbon contains a surface area of approximately 100 to 125 acres and can absorb an extremely wide range of chemicals. As effective as carbon is, activated carbon is even more effective. Activated carbon is carbon that has been electro- positively charged to create adsorption. Adsorption is the adhesion of atoms, ions, or molecules from a gas, liquid, or dissolved solid to a surface. This process differs from absorption, where the fluid (absorbate) permeates or is dissolved and held within the filter media. When adsorption is in play, the water, or other fluid to be filtered, passes over the positively charged carbon surface. The negatively charged ions of the contaminants are attracted and held to the surface of the activated carbon particles and effectively removed.
Good Ideas Flow Like… Water
3M, a household brand name, is a known leader in filtration technology and recognized for innovation, trust and quality around the world and 3M branded water filtration products have been addressing water quality issues for over 50 years. 3M products offer a wide range of solutions designed to address many types of water quality concerns. Third-party certifications, such as NSF and WQA, are a quality advantage we strive to provide on many 3M water quality improvement solutions.
Water: Nothing’s Closer to Home
Having cleaner and clearer drinking water in your home is as pleasurable as it is reassuring to know that you're giving your family the best. With a water filtration system from 3M Purification, you can provide filtered drinking water for every member of your family. From whole home water filtration to drinking water systems, look to 3M Purification to help you find the right solution.
A History of Innovation
For more than a century, 3M has applied innovation and technology to improving our customers’ lives and supporting their business goals. Today the company, from its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serves industrial and commercial customers and consumers in nearly 200 countries. The 3M brand, across thousands of products, represents consistency, superior quality, and value. Our success begins with our culture of creative collaboration that inspires a never ending stream of powerful technologies and product solutions that make life better. We have an ability to apply our technologies – often in combination – to an endless array of real-world customer needs. Of course, all of this made possible by the people of 3M, and their singular commitment to make life easier and better for people around the world. 3M is committed to providing innovative, cost-effective products that help protect people, equipment, and our environment. 3M Purification Inc. (formerly CUNO Incorporated), provides filtration and separation solutions for residential, food service, science labs, industrial, marine, and other applications.
*As tested by manufacturer’s laboratory