Activated Carbon

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Water Treatment Activated Carbon Media is manufactured as per stringent specifications standard of ANSI/AWWA B100-09 and ASTM E11 test sieve standards. Activated carbon is used to remove contaminants and impurities, using chemical adsorption. Active charcoal carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, particles such as sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odor from water. Carbon Activated is used in sand filters for Water Filtration with other water treatment filtration media products such as GravelAnthracite, Silica SandBirmPumice, and Garnet.

Activated carbon is used to purify liquids and gases in a variety of applications, including municipal drinking water, food and beverage processing, odor removal, industrial pollution control.  Activated carbon is produced from carbonaceous source materials, such as coconuts, nutshells, coal, peat, and wood. The primary raw material used for activated carbon is any organic material with high carbon content. Adsorption is a process where a solid is used for removing a soluble substance from the water. In this process active carbon is solid. Activated carbon is produced specifically so as to achieve a very big internal surface. This big internal surface makes active carbon ideal for adsorption. Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a bed of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, using chemical adsorption.

Each particle, or granule, of carbon provides a large surface area, or pore structure, allowing contaminants the maximum possible exposure to the active sites within the filter media. One gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft).

Its advantages: It is characterized by its high ability to absorb the gases and toxins around it. Therefore, it is used as a medicine to treat poisoning diseases, gases, colic and any disease in which toxic gases spread in the digestive system. Activated charcoal is also used in making masks and other safety tools for firefighters and miners. It is also used to purify polluted water and wastewater for use for drinking, agriculture, and industry. It is also used to kill bacteria and remove unpleasant odors. It is now known that activated charcoal is the best and most widely used adsorbent in all fields.

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