Lead Removal Using Activated Carbon

Lead Removal Using Activated Carbon

Activated carbon filters are an effective tool in water purification for both widespread residential use and manufacturing processes. Weather using block or granular carbon filters, the goal is to remove free chlorine and organic compounds from the water. This reduces...

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The Advantages of Using Indian Coconuts for Activated Carbon

The Advantages of Using Indian Coconuts for Activated Carbon

While many people are familiar with a traditional image of a coconut—the brown, hairy, slightly oval shell, sometimes cracked open to reveal a thick, white layer of flesh inside—not many people realize that there are a number of different types of coconut that grow...

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The Discovery and History of Activated Carbon

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

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?

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

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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