Activated carbon


Activated carbon presently has a wide range of applications in air, gas and liquid purification and precious metal recovery. It is also widely used in solvent recovery, waste treatment, gold recovery from ore, automobile cabin air filters, automobile vapor recovery canisters, military/industrial gas masks, high purity water for the electronics industry, medical applications, cigarette filters and pharmaceutical industry. Activated carbon is usually derived from charcoal and is sometimes utilized as biochar. Activated carbon is used to treat poisonings and overdoses following oral ingestion. It is not effective for a number of poisonings including strong acids or alkali, cyanide,iron, lithium, arsenic, methanol, ethanol or ethylene glycol.


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