A Standard Carbon block works well to remove chlorine, however, more and more municipalities are mixing ammonia into the chlorine; this combination is known as Chloramine. The standard carbon block will strip the chlorine and leave the ammonia behind. As you may know, ammonia is toxic to many life forms. The AquaFX Chloramine Blaster Carbon is a high grade catalytic carbon that can react out the ammonia. Thereby removing the chloramine from your water.