Background: In this study, ceramic water filter was prepared from Iraqi Local
porcelanite and White Kaolin with the ratio of 10% as a binder with natural additives “wheat
flakes.” Ratios 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30%.
Methods: These materials are formed then fairing at 1200°C. The filters are environmentally
familiar materials and harmless. Carbon was included to some prepared filters by thermally being
treated at 950°C in the carbonation box to improve the performance and efficiency. After the filter
is prepared, an assessment was carried out (apparent porosity, water absorption, permeability, and
Results: From the direct results, the apparent porosity, water absorption, and permeability were increased
tremendously along with the increasing of the W.F., and the apparent density is typically
decreased for the adaptive filter with or without carbon. The flowing water promptly passing
through the adaptive filters was carefully evaluated by testes such as TSS, TDS, PH, and turbidity.
The result was TSS in water, 6 mg/l, TSS in filter without carbon. 1 mg/l, TSS for filter with carbon
was decreased to 0 mg/L. Turbidity (NTU) for water 1.9 NTU, Turbidity for filter without carbon
was 0.71NUT, and Turbidity for the filters with carbon was decreased to 0.63 NUT. PH for water
was 7.75 PH for filter without carbon was 7.68, PH for filter with carbon was decreased to 7.33.
Conclusion: Filters with carbon are better than the filter without carbon for removing potential
contaminants from the filter without carbon. Desired results were properly obtained within the
Iraqi standard for drinking water.