27 Top Drinking Water Statistics and Facts

1. 2 billion people don't have access to safely managed drinking water (Drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination) Source: JMP (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring...

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The Discovery and History of Activated Carbon

The actual “discovery” of charcoal was likely long before the first recorded use of the substance in about 3750 B.C. Because charcoal burns hotter than wood, it was often used for melting and combining metals in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians eventually discovered that...

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How a Coconut Becomes Activated Carbon

Turning Coconut into Charcoal Another term for activated carbon is activated charcoal. Both of these terms refer to a charcoal material that has been reheated and oxidized (“activated”) to increase porousness. So, one of the necessary steps toward turning a coconut...

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Sourcing Your Carbon Blocks from Overseas?

Carbon blocks have become a popular product worldwide because of their perfect applicability in the manufacture of water filtration systems. As a material, carbon is widely available, so there are a variety of carbon block manufacturers across the globe. Businesses...

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How to Choose an Activated Carbon Filter

What is Activated Carbon? Activated Carbon is just stuff made out of carbon molecules, from materials like coconut or peat, which is ‘activated’ by heating it to high temperatures inside a special kiln. This causes it to develop an extremely elaborate network of pores...

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How Are Activated Carbon Blocks Made?

  In water filtration, activated carbon blocks remove contaminants and impurities by absorbing them from the water. Due to the high surface area of activated carbon, it contains many small pores that can trap organic or volatile compounds. Carbon filters made...

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