This is a brief comparison table of 1-Micron vs 5-Micron sediment filter in water filtration.
|1 Micron||5 Micron|
|Removal||Most of the bacteria||A large amount of debris|
|Application||POU filters||POE filters|
When it comes to choosing between 1-micron vs 5-micron sediment filter, we have some factors to be considered.
Amount of particulate in the water
It depends on the amount of particulate in the water that you want to filter out to decide to use a 1-micron filter or 5-micron. a 1-micron filter will filters more dirt and debris than a 5-micron one.
The water from different utilities and areas will be different. For example, water in New York comes with really fine particulate, if you live in the city, you may need a 1-micron or smaller filter instead of 5-micron, or larger pore size ones.
What your want to get out of the water
For example, if you want to remove cyst from your water, you will need a 1-micron filter but not a 5-micron or bigger one. A filter that comes with cyst reduction certificate is required to make sure it can remove or reduce cyst from your water.
Water pressure drop
The water pressure will drop more after a 1-micron filter than a 5-micron one. A 1-micron filter is more restrictive than a 5-micron one and it catches more dirt and debris, so the water flow rate through a 1-micron filter will be lower, and its lifetime will be shorter.