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Activated Carbon / Carbon Powder

Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is highly porous, contributing to its very large surface area. Its surface is also very reactive. It is a very useful adsorbent used in many filter systems to purify, dechlorinate, deodorize, and decolorize both liquid and vapor applications. Activated carbon is usually derived from waste products such as coconut or wood, where bulk sources are converted into charcoal before being ‘activated.’ Activated carbon from coal is referred to as activated coal. Activated carbons are economical adsorbents for many industries and purposes.
Different types of activated carbon are suited for various specialized applications, with grade and size-specific applications.
Typical Applications

Activated carbons are used for water purification, food grade products, cosmetology, automotive applications, industrial gas purification, petroleum, and precious metal recovery, mainly for gold.

Packaging Options

Jars, pails, drums, multi-ply paper bags, bulk bags, and fiberboard containers


Carbon Powder TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed. Please call the E.P.A. E.P.A. Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.
Carbon Powder CAS Number:
1) Carbon=CAS Number: 7440-44-0
2) Carbon black=CAS Number: 1333-86-4
Carbon Powder UN Number: 1362

Sustainable Qualities

Activated Carbon, also known as Carbon powder, is considered a sustainable material due to its ability to be produced from renewable resources like coconut shells, wood, and agricultural waste. This allows for a lower Carbon footprint compared to other materials and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. Furthermore, Activated Carbon can contribute to the circular economy by being used in various applications, including water and air purification, energy storage, and even as a component in some types of batteries. As a result, Activated Carbon is a versatile and sustainable material that can play an important role in promoting a circular economy.

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