Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. Activated charcoal is good at trapping other carbon-based impurities ("organic" chemicals), as well as things like chlorine. Many other chemicals are not attracted to carbon at all -- sodium, nitrates, etc. -- so they pass right through. This means that an activated charcoal filter will remove certain impurities while ignoring others.
WOW! You're an encyclopedia! Thanks again, JThomp42! I always wondered why it was called "activated" (picturing animated charcoal briquettes on YouTube--ha ha).
I once had a salt water aquarium. They made the best filters.
A activated carbon is also called activated charcoal, activated coal, or either carbo activatus, it is some sort of form of carbon processed to be riddled with small, or low-volume pore that would increase the surface area available for aborption or chemical reactions. The meaning of activated is sometimes substituted with active.
by em_saenz 5 years ago
What is activated charcoal and what is it good for?I have heard it is good for health?
by thoufic 9 years ago
i)Human beings inhell the OXYGEN and releases the CARBON DIOXIDE .ii)IN AIR lot of gases are available for example nitrogen oxygen, carbon dioxide,carbon monoxideiii)The vehicles are releasing carbon mono oxidethis carbon mono oxide very dangerous for breathing
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