GAC Series Filters

Removal of Dissolved Compounds by Adsorption

Rain Bird GAC-Series Granular Activated Carbon filtration systems utilize the adsorptive qualities of the media to remove highly dispersed compounds from water sources which are too small for removal with standard multi-media filtration technology. These automatic filtration systems are extremely effective in removing chlorine and chlorine related compounds, organic chemicals, tastes and odors, halogenated organic compounds, hydrocarbons and other highly dispersed contaminants. Rain Bird GAC filtration systems utilize a vertical side shell depth of 72 inches. All Rain Bird industrial media filters utilize our simple backwash system for ease of operation and consistent water quality. The automatically controlled filter system operates for extended periods of time prior to a short backwash cycle.


  • Removal of chlorines, organic chemicals, taste and odor, halogenated organic compounds, hydrocarbons or other highly dispersed contaminants
  • Polishing filter for contaminants not removed by other filtration systems
  • 80 psi standard operating pressure (high pressure systems available)
  • Flow ranges from 5 gpm and up



  • State-of-the-art fabrication provides added strength under pressure and long system life
  • ASME code shaped head construction for durability and safety
  • Stainless steel wedgewire underdrain:
    • Ensures structural integrity in the harshest conditions
    • Hydraulically balanced to increase effectiveness of backwash while reducing flush frequency and waste of water
    • High strength stainless steel wedgewire will withstand a collapse pressure in excess of 600 psi
  • Standard carbon steel products, 3/16” thick material
  • Backwash automatically initiated by elapsed time or pressure differential
  • Easy-entry lid closure with weld tabs for operator safety
  • Available in welded carbon steel or stainless steel
  • 3M Scotchkote® 134 fusion bonded epoxy coating on interior surfaces

Standard product includes:

  • Completely assembled for easy installation
  • Skid mounted tanks
  • Easy-entry lid closure with side manway
  • Valves
  • Inlet/outlet and backwash manifolds
  • Controller, solenoids, electrical wire, tubing
  • Removable underdrain
  • 3M Scotchkote® 134 fusion bonded epoxy coating on interior surfaces

Available options:

  • ASME code
  • High pressure
  • Solar package
  • PLC controller
  • Custom filter station layout piping
  • Air scour
  • Continuous flow
  • Rinse to waste



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