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Sediment Filters remove solid particles out of water by straining it. Fiber sediment filters contain cellulose, rayon or some other material spun into a mesh with small pores. Suspended sediment is removed as water pressure forces water through tightly wrapped fibers. These filters come in a variety of sizes and meshes from fine to coarse, with the lower micron rating being the finer. The finer the filter, the more particles are trapped and the more often the filter must be changed. Sediment filters will not remove contaminants that are dissolved in the water, like lead, mercury, trihalomethanes or other organic compounds.