Charcoal Activated Powder DCL320 Food Grade


Form: Fine Powder


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Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a form of carbon commonly used to filter contaminants from water and air, among many other uses. It is processed (activated) to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption (which is not the same as absorption) or chemical reactions. Activation is analogous to making popcorn from dried corn kernels: popcorn is light, fluffy, and its kernels have a high surface-area-to-volume ratio. Activated is sometimes replaced by active.

Due to its high degree of microporosity, one gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft) as determined by gas adsorption. Charcoal, before activation, has a specific surface area in the range of 2.0–5.0 m2/g. An activation level sufficient for useful application may be obtained solely from high surface area. Further chemical treatment often enhances adsorption properties.

Activated carbon is usually derived from waste products such as coconut husks; waste from paper mills has been studied as a source. These bulk sources are converted into charcoal before being ‘activated’. When derived from coal it is referred to as activated coal. Activated coke is derived from coke.

  • Methane & Hydrogen Storage
  • Air purification
  • Capacitive Deionization
  • Super capacitive swing adsorption
  • Solvent Recovery
  • Decaffeination
  • Gold Purification
  • Metal extraction
  • Water Purification
  • Medicine
  • Sewage treatment
  • Air Filters in Respirators

*Please note this comes in a form of a Fine Powder*

Wood Based High Activity

Food Grade

Molecular Weight: 12.01
Molasses Decolour: >500 (TM3)
Moisture as packed: Particle Size: 60-86 (Total Surface Density( N2 BET Method): <1000m3/g
Methylene Blue: Ash: <4% w/w
Water Extractables: <0.5%

Hazard Phrases: Not considered harmful under normal laboratory conditions

Cas No: 7440-44-0
Einecs No: 231-153-3


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