The material used in the filter to trap suspended dirt particles as the water is flowing through it. The polyester or paper used in making a cartridge filter element. The sand used in a sand filter. The D.E. (diatomaceous earth) used in a D.E. filter.
The porous material contained inside the filter to (a) separate the contaminants from the incoming air, gas, or liquid. (b) separate the liquid from the gas. Filter medium is usually made of paper, wire mesh, special cellulose, or a combination.( 050)