What are activated carbon filters good for?

First of all you should have a good idea of what activated carbon is exactly.  Activated carbon is carbon that has been processed (usually from charcoal) to have a large number of small pores.  That is to say, it has an extremely large surface area.

That’s all it is…

Now what is it used for?  Activated carbon is commonly used in air purifiers to remove odors from the air.  Specifically those odors that arise from hydrocarbons but it can remove other odors as well.

It has other uses as well such as water filtration.  Below is a neat video that shows just how effective it can be at just that.

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