EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
A basic introduction to activated carbon powder:
Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder, having numerous applications. Due to its diversity of applications and unique characteristics, it is widely used in medical sectors to treat plenty of human disorders.
Due to its toxin-absorbing properties, it is also widely used in the production of cosmetics, drugs, and chemicals to kill and prevent bacteria and viruses.
What is activation PROCESS?
We learned in high school that carbon atoms are arranged to form a crystal lattice connecting to each other. The activation process incorporates an increase in the overall surface area of the carbon molecule, enhancing its ability to adsorb pollutants. When a fragment of some gaseous substance passes near a carbon molecule, it sticks to the increased surface of the bed, preventing it from escaping.
Production of activated carbon powder:
The manufacturing process of activated carbon powder involves heating carbon-rich materials, such as wood, peat, coconut shells, or sawdust, to very high temperatures, allowing their molecules to bind together. In this way, it can have the unique ability to "ABSORB" impurities and toxicants from other materials. Wood is the most common material used to make charcoal, but coconut activated charcoal is produced in using coconut shells.
Applications IN INDUSTRIAL SECTOR:
Due to its unique features, it is widely used by industrials sectors that are somehow associated with the water treatment process. Having vast applications in industrial sectors increased the demand for carbon powder significantly. Water filters, suing activated carbon to eradicate toxicants are being widely used by water treatment plants. Among the most preeminent manufacturers in the U.S.A, Enviro Supply & Service provide the best quality activated carbon filters of all shapes and sizes, meeting all the industrial requirements.
1. Water treating plants:
Due to its unique capability of absorbing impurities from other material, it is being used by different industrial sectors, among which water purification plants are considered the most prominent ones. The unique property of absorbing impurity and toxicants makes it liable for removing bacteria and viruses from water. In a commercial setting, water is passed through carbon granules as a part of the filtration process. Activated carbon powder not only removes intoxicants but also helps in eliminating a bad odor from water.
2. Activated carbon for air filtration:
Carbon air filters are being widely used to remove intoxicants that are present in the gas. The carbon air filter is used to combat volatile organic compounds.Air/gas is passed over a bed of activated charcoal. Such filters are used to remove bad odors from the air, such as smoke or unpleasant smell. It is essential to mention here that carbon particles can be used to clean the environment, eliminating bacteria and another toxicant, but cannot remove "fine particles" that of dust and particles from mold, etc. Carbon air filters remove toxicants by a process known as "Adsorption." A process that is entirely different from absorption. In contrast to absorption, adsorption is a process in which a material becomes an integral part of any other, bonding chemically with it. Whereas, in absorption, just like when a sponge absorbs water, water particles are held by small pore in the sponge, but are not chemically bonded to sponge material.
Applications in medical sector:
Being able to remove and adorn toxicant, for the same reasons, activated carbon is also being used in medication and drugs. It is considered a helpful agent in supporting the internal cleaning of the body from the harmful agents that are in the body. We have narrowed down a few of its applications in the medical sector.
1. An excellent Internal Cleansing Agent:
Activated charcoal is considered one of the most helpful natural detoxifiers, assisting internal cleansing of the human body. Due to its unique properties, it binds with bile acids and drives them out of the body. Removal of toxicants is essential to ensure a healthy working body system, therefore, activated coconut charcoal is being widely used by pharmaceutical companies for the production of medications and drugs, charcoal is an essential element in it. Activated coconut charcoal also can bind with heavy metals such as lead and mercury, helping your body to get rid of them.