Activated carbon is a non-hazardous carbon-bearing product with a porous structure and a very large internal surface area. The chemical structure of activated carbon can be defined as a crude form of graphite, with a random amorphous structure that is highly porous over a range of pore sizes, from visible cavities and gaps to those of molecular dimensions.
Activated carbon is produced from carbonaceous source materials, such as coconuts, nutshells, coal, peat and wood. Activated carbon is used to purify liquids and gases in a variety of applications, odor & foul smell removal.
Adsorption phenomenon is primarily based treatment with activated, in which molecules of a liquid or gas adhere to an external or internal surface of a solid substance. Activated carbon has a very large internal surface area (up to 1,500 m²/g) which makes it highly suitable for adsorption.
Coconut shell based Activated Carbon normally is specified for a pH of 9 – 11.
Odor Control - Activated carbon sachets removes unwanted odors by acting as an adsorbent which will trap the odor inside the activated carbon and retain it. Activated coconut and coal carbon are a great adsorbent because of its huge surface area.
Activated Carbon alone is not classified as a hazardous waste (activated carbon used to adsorb hazardous substances may become hazardous due to the chemicals it has adsorbed).
Activated carbon attracts and holds organic chemicals from vapor and liquid streams cleaning them of unwanted smell/chemicals.
It does not have a great capacity for these chemicals, but is very cost effective for treating large volumes of air or water to remove odor, foul/bad smell and dilute concentrations of contamination.